Pro for iPad 2.0.3 update

This latest update includes fixes to 3 issues:

The Color Swatches now properly display the 'Alpha' (erase) color in the Swatch panel andin the customizable Color Palette

App freezing in specific cases where the custom Brush Palette is touched mid-stroke

Opening standard resolution canvases from the Gallery when High Resolution is enabled causes only 4 layers to properly loaded.

We would like to send out thanks to all the customers who reported these issues and then worked with us to track down the cause of some of these issues.

2.0.3 is now available on the App Store.


Spotlight on Carsten Bradley

Last February, we featured "Is SketchBook Pro for You?", an amazing 'this isn't a how-to guide or a review' by Carsten Bradley.  In this follow-up, we wanted to share a little more about Carsten and some of his work.

"I discovered SketchBook Pro when I got my Motion Computing tablet late last year.  I needed an agile program that was lightweight on resources and space in order to justify using the tablet as a drawing tool.  I downloaded the trial and just absolutely fell in love with the program and it's interface... It gets out of my way and lets me draw.  Having a program designed from the ground up to focus on illustrating and getting concepts out quickly is so opposite to every other program I had worked with before. It is refreshing."

Two PDF comics by Casten:

Tamerlane Waller, originally featured in an anthology with 7 other illustrators and comic artists

■ And a special exclusive preview of issue #2 of Where the Rainbow Ends

Simply click on the links or images  to download or view.

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Tutorials from Gurus

SketchBook Pro for desktop

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Design the next deadmau5 head!

The music phenomenon known as deadmau5 (pronounced 'dead mouse') has always had a hand in graphics and design and is recognized as much for being a progressive and house producer as he is for wearing his famous mau5head. Now deadmau5 is inviting aspiring designers to submit their most creative and unique mau5head design for the chance to have it produced as the next deadmau5 head.

Calling all designers... product, graphic , illustrators and fashion designers!

Let's get some SketchBook submissions!

Dates to Remember:
JULY 12, 2011, submission deadline
AUGUST 3, 2011, winner announcement

For more infromation about this contest, including guidelines, reference tamplates and online submission, visit


Call for Submissions! SIGGRAPH 2011

Submit your original SketchBook created character design, concept art, storyboards, costume design, or matte painting to be presented at the Autodesk booth at SIGGRAPH while simultaneously hosted online at the AREA.  If you love games, film, and television, this is your chance to contribute to a collection showcasing the best work of industry professional and aspiring artists.  Let Autodesk help you make your friends jealous by showcasing your SketchBook skills at SIGGRAPH.

■ August 3, 2011 (to make it for the gallery launch)
■ Submissions during SIGGRAPH accepted until August 11, 2011

How to Submit?
■ Send up to 3 submissions to
■ Selected artists will be notified by email and will be required to sign a release form and provide a short bio

More details:
■ Freel free to email questions to