Created on a Samsung Galaxy Note: 10 amazing sketches

Created on a Samsung Galaxy Note: 10 amazing sketches
The Samsung Galaxy Note series were not the first devices to come with a stylus, but they were the first to truly make the feature popular on a modern platform like Android. It all started with the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note in 2011, but the Note series has quickly grown to include not just smartphones, but tablets as well. With plentiful screen space on the Note series smartphones, and an accurate stylus, there is no limit to what you can do.

We have picked 10 amazing sketches to show you that you can, indeed, use your phone and stylus for some impressive creative work. All it takes is some drawing skills, practice and the will to experiment.

The sketches below come from different people with a different style of drawing. Some are black and white, and others are in color, but they are all an inspiration, showing how technology can be a facilitator, even for artists. Take a look below, have you ever thought it was possible to sketch so well on the Galaxy Note?

All images were originally shared on XDA Developers and are courtesy of their authors.

source: XDA Developers (1), (2)

Related phones

Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

seriously? they don't look amazing. come on phonearena. there are far more beautiful sketches in the gallery of one android sketching app (forgot the name, will search). there should be a few note 3 users who've posted their creations there.

3. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

There are much better collection than what they gave here. Infact that's some bad sketches! Samsung Pen.UP app. You can side-load the pak to any device and view the gallery. Amazing collection.

11. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They aren't really that great. I've done better with Procreate on my iPad.

18. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Art is subjective, and your ideas of what constitute either good or bad art are merely your own opinions.

2. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Really nice! I have both the Note 1 and 2, and although I'm not an artist, I have dabbled on doing some doodling on my Notes. I have seen other people make short comic strips from their Notes by taking screenshots of their artwork and uploading them (each screenshot is a comic panel). When the Note first came out, I remember people calling it gimmicky and just plain too big, but the Wacom S-Pen and large screen size is perfect for doing drawings and sketches.

4. Sauce unregistered

All 10 together don't come close to the Morgan Freeman drawing on the iPad.

7. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Agreed, this was a pretty shi**y list IMO. There are far better sketches out there with the SGN series phones.

9. Sauce unregistered

No doubt bro... Even on Etcha-Sketches...

12. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I've done better on my iPad Mini than most of these. I copied one but some of these are also copies and don't look good.

21. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

But on the same hand how many hours were spent making that drawing on the iPad vs the time spent on these drawings? I'd hazard a guess at hundreds of hours on Morgan Freeman vs a couple of hours on these. Check my earlier reply to savagelucy for done of my drawings on a Note2 & Note10...most took me a day or two but one of them took me a couple of months, can you guess which? I'd bet you can. Edits: autocorrect fails

5. aaron12345

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I believe the first note was unveiled in 2011, not 2010. 2010 was the year the first Galaxy S was launched

6. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

Absolutely, thanks for the correction.

8. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Wow #1 image has some aesthetics in it......

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Even the worst drawing was made by an artist who has skills that far exceed mine. Props to those who can turn the Note screen into a personal canvas.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly. I can't create art that good with a pencil and paper. I can't imagine trying on something like a screen.

20. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

It's not as hard as you might think...check my reply to savagelucy earlier for some of the stuff I've done on a Note2 & Note10...most of them were done in a day or two with the exception of the fairies which took a couple of months

14. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

One reason why the note series is simple a plus to smartphones. Smoothness is over-rated.

15. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Not one of these pieces is "amazing"...

16. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 21, 2013 These are some sketches I've made on either a Note2 or a Note10.1...while these are pretty neat as art done with technology, which many people seem to think are mutually exclusive, I think even I've done better than a couple of these (not knocking these artists in any way, just pointing out that there are amazing works if at out there that PA could've chosen that would've better pointed out how awesome this device series is)...mine were all done with the Autodesk Sketchbook apps...either SketchbookMobile or Sketchbook for Galaxy.

17. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Nice drawings! I can't even imagine how much time that takes or how frustrating it could be with that stylus.

19. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

It's surprisingly's almost the exact feel of pen/pencil & paper minus the actual paper texture. The warriors & fairies were done on a Note10 whereas the others were done on a Note2 & with the exception of said fairies, which took about 2 mos to finish, most of them only took a day or two while I was at work showing off the tablets/phones.

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