Beautiful harmony of the soul.
The sensation of a skillful stroke.

Zen Brush 3 is a drawing app focused on the strong yet beautiful feel of the East Asian ink brush.
Create subtle expressions with the newly added "water" and "color" functionality.
Providing a simple and intuitive user interface imbued with the Zen spirit,
this app is designed to be optimal for performing Zen art.

Natural wetness control. Elegant three-dimensional depiction.

The adjustable amount of water makes it possible to create expressions ranging from powerful edge effects to the distinctive texture of Asian-ink paintings where ink gradually soaks in Japanese paper.

Natural ink blurring. Blending ink tones.

Effects which were difficult to achieve, such as "nijimi" (bleeding) where colors mix and smooth "bokashi" (blurring), are now available. The drawing engine based on physical simulation reproduces shades ranging from dark, thick ink to light, diluted ink. Try creating subtle artwork that leverages bleeding to create shadowy depictions and light coatings.

Enjoyable color ink painting. Charmingly vivid.

You can now use 30 rich colors along with the black ink. Color can be used in all kinds of ways such as color ink paintings, signatures, seals, corrections, accent color, etc. By controlling the amount of water, you can also adjust the mix of colors in your paintings.

3D model that recreates strength and beauty. More brush-like than a real brush.

Strokes change according to the movement of your finger, providing a sensation just like a real ink brush. The drawing system that simulates a 3D model of an East Asian ink brush provides even more varied and natural styles of brush handling than the previous version.

Brush handling with even more variation. Wider expressiveness with a stylus.

Supports pressure sensitive styluses. Pleasant drawing sensation thanks to the adjustable brush pressure sensitivity. The tilt sensitivity can also be adjusted for styluses that support tilt. 3D Touch pressure is available for iPhone (6s - XS).

Pressure Support
Tilt Support
Device Support Pressure Tilt Supplement
Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd generations) Planned support for second generation double-tap functionality.

Fun 3D templates. Select new styles.

Complement your artwork with a new look using one of the 47 high quality background style templates. Includes fun styles such as the 3D "Ema" (votive tablet), "kokeshi" (Japanese doll), and more. Enjoy an even greater immersion into the world of the Japanese ink brush.

Artwork using backgrounds

Wave Crest
Frame (Birch)
Color Paper
Light and Shadow
Frame (Walnut)
Gold Flakes


  • 5 main toolsNew
    (ink brush, color brush, water brush, eraser, blotting paper).
  • 10 levels of thickness.
  • 5 levels of water (not applicable to blotting paper).New
  • 10 levels of ink tone (not applicable to water brush and blotting paper).New
  • Color palette with 30 colors.New
  • 47 background style templates.New
  • Drying functionality (fast dry, instant dry).New
  • Movable toolbar (top / bottom / left / right).New
  • Canvas zoom (zoom in and out with pinch gestures).
  • Undo / redo (5 levels).
  • Export functionality (formats: JPEG, PNG, transparent PNG (no background)).
  • Support for Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd generation, on supported devices).
  • Stylus support for Android (pressure available where supported by the Android OS).
  • Support for 3D Touch (on supported devices: iPhone 6S - XS).
  • Drawing tool selection (finger and stylus / stylus only).New
  • Adjustable brush pressure sensitivity (5 levels, with supported stylus only).
  • Adjustable tilt sensitivity (5 levels, with supported stylus only).
  • Gesture functionality (pinch zoom and drag, zoom toggle with 2-finger tap).
  • 3D brush display (enable / disable).
  • Pointer display (enable / disable).New
  • Adjustable canvas resolution.New

Press Kit

Documents available for media use. Please download and use freely.

  • Icons
  • Logos
  • Screen shots

Multi-Platform Support

The app supports iOS, Android and Huawei with a planned release for Windows 10 soon. Please look for it on your favorite app store.

iOS / iPadOS