Retro Sketch is a pixel art design, drawing, and animation software and mobile app. The app was originally developed for our game team to create pixel art across Android and Windows. So as we update the app to support the things we need for our games, we'll be releasing those updates for free for those who purchase the software. No subscriptions, no DLC; buy once on your desired platform and use forever.
Here are just a few of the tools you can start drawing with
Draw precisely with brush tools like paint, dithering and erase
Color Sample & Fill
Sample any color on your canvas and flood fill that color
Sample multiple layers & Fill
Easily fill the current layer while sampling all other layers for the fill area
Draw helpful shapes with a box to tell you the length/size of your shape as you draw it
Quickly test out new color ideas by swapping all matching colors
Selection & Nudging
Select areas of your drawing and nudge them around (or paint, fill, erase, etc)
Extensive animation tools to allow more creativity
Able to sort your frames in the order you choose for the perfect animation
Manage the big picture of how your animation is being composed
Check out a preview of your current animation (Settings allows you to show lower tracks here as well)
Export your animation out in a sequence of images, perfect to use in your games
Share a GIF of your work with others
Compact your animations into a singular image to make it easier to use in games
A lot of tools available for you to properly manage your projects
Color Palette Manager
Setup your colors for how you are going to compose your work (Save, rename, delete pallets of your choosing)
Modify your layers however you choose, with many options available!
Manipulate each frame to your liking so that you can have the perfect sequence you want
Export your work to whichever format you want! (PNG, SEQ, GIF, ATLAS)
Change your settings to better suit your needs on working in your project
Project Setup Window
Create your project to your liking with the templates below or your own input; or import pngs or other projects and start from there.
Vertical mode support
Horizontal mode support
Stylus drawing support
All physical styluses supported, including 3rd party stylus
Touch drawing support
Ability to draw even without a stylus if you don't have one
Share Project Files From Android
You can export your project file from android and open it in Windows or other Android devices
Import PNGs and Project files
You can import PNG files and external project files from the project manager screen
We are indie developers, so we can't test every device. We've put a lot of effort testing as many android devices as possible. If you are having issues with your device, please let us know via email email@example.com. We've tested on Note 8, Note 9, Tab S6, Surface Duo 2, and Galaxy Fold 4.
Basically does everything you've seen and more. Windows has support for drag/drop file support for PXL and PNG files as well. You can open files from anywhere you have access to, even network drives.
Drag & Drop Files
Drag and drop files from anywhere you have access to them
Just because we have an Android app doesn't mean we didn't make keyboard shortcuts!