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The Big Draw and Concepts Partnership

Learn how Concepts and The Big Draw met and are creating a positive impact through drawing and creativity around the world. Published October 9, 2021.


The Big Draw #MaketheChange Challenge

October 2021 Creative Challenge: Sketch a positive change for your community with The Big Draw Festival's #MaketheChange event, and share it on Instagram to donate to The Big Draw and win prizes. Published October 9, 2021.


Concepts 2021.9.8 for Windows - Hello Windows 11

October 2021 Update: We've made updates for Windows 11 and support tactile feedback for the haptic stylus Surface Slim Pen 2 right out of the box with Concepts 2021.9.8 for Windows. Published October 7, 2021.


When Design Meets Cake, It Transforms into Delicious

Chef Madison Lee adds flavor, sugar, and a dash of design on the iPad Pro to create artisanal, one-of-a-kind cakes for celebrations. Published September 24, 2021.


Draw a Sketchnote Challenge

September 2021 Creative Challenge: Listen to any podcast or presentation and draw a Sketchnote in Concepts. Share it on Instagram for a chance to win great prizes! Published September 9, 2021.


Visually Minded: Drawing and Presenting Ideas as Sketchnotes

Visual thinker and Sketchnoter Jonny Daenen shares techniques for drawing and organizing graphic presentations and sketchnotes for ideas you are passionate about. Published September 3, 2021.


The Concepts Sketchnoting Toolbox

Learn sketchnoting tips so you can sketch ideas and take notes visually, and use this guide to set up your infinite canvas and pens in Concepts. Published September 3, 2021.


Concepts 2021.7 for Windows - Custom Grids, Snap & Align

August 2021 Update: Precision Tools are coming to Concepts for Windows. Use new Snap + Align drawing guides to interact with your grids, and give your grid an update with the Custom Grid Editor in Concepts 2021.7. Published August 14, 2021.


Concepts 2021.7 for Android - Custom Grids, Snap & Align

August 2021 Update: Concepts' Precision Tools are coming to Android. Use Snap + Align to draw with your grid, and give your grid a new look with the Custom Grid Editor in Concepts 2021.7. Published August 14, 2021.


Sketch Outside Challenge

August 2021 Creative Challenge: Sketch an outdoor inspiration and share it on Instagram for a chance to win great prizes! Published August 7, 2021.


How to Sketch with a Perspective Grid

These drawing exercises will help you learn how to use 1-point, 2-point and 3-point perspective grids to sketch designs and illustrations. Published July 27, 2021.


How to Set Up a Perspective Grid in Concepts

Learn how to set up and customize your perspective grids in Concepts 5.10 for iOS. Published July 27, 2021.


Concepts 5.10 for iOS Release - Sketch in Perspective

July 2021 iOS Update - Sketch buildings, urban landscapes and product designs in perspective with new 1-, 2- and 3-point perspective grids in Concepts 5.10 for iOS. Published July 27, 2021.


The Plan for Precision Tools on Windows & Android

Look forward to our upcoming Precision Tool releases for Concepts on Windows and Android. Published July 24, 2021.


Creating Innovative Game Experiences: The Making of RedWaterOne

Designer Bart Massee shares his creative development process behind RedWaterOne, an interplanetary drone warfare game to rescue humans from insurgent AI. Published June 19, 2021.


Draw a Character Challenge

May 2021 Creative Challenge: Draw a character sketch in Concepts App and share it on Instagram by June 12, 2021 for a chance to win great prizes! Published May 24, 2021.


Unboxing the New M1 2021 iPad Pro

Are the new M1 iPads that much better? Watch as we unbox an 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro, check out the displays, sketch a bit, and share thoughts about our creative future. Published May 23, 2021.


Capturing Architectural Vignettes on the iPad Pro

Architect Justin Smith shares his optimal design workflow for his practice. Published May 7, 2021.


Problem Solving for Brand Design

Graphic Designer Franz Escolastico shares how she creates unique brand and web solutions for clients. Published April 23, 2021.


The Design Life of a Paperless Architect

Architect Craig Burns shares his paperless design workflow on iPad in our Architectural Design Q&A. Published April 16, 2021.


The Nudge Tool

Learn how to pull, poke and stretch your lines with Concepts' Nudge Tool. Published April 14, 2021.


Plant a Garden Challenge

April 2021 Creative Challenge: Draw a garden for Earth Day in Concepts App and share it on Instagram, and we will donate to Friends of the Earth International for each entry. Published April 10, 2021.


Concepts 2021.3 for Windows - Subscription Sync + Waterful Brushes

Concepts 2021.3 for Windows adds subscription sync between Windows + iOS platforms and wet Waterful brushes by artist Matthew Baldwin. Published March 31, 2021.


Concepts 2021.3 for Android - Performance Boost + Waterful Brushes

Concepts 2021.3 for Android boosts performance across devices, and adds wet Waterful brushes by artist Matthew Baldwin. Published March 31, 2021.


Digital Brush Design with a Splash

Artist Matthew Baldwin shares how he creates digital brushes for apps like Concepts and Procreate. Updated and published March 31, 2021.


Concepts 5.9 for iOS - New Movable Grid + Layer Abilities

Concepts 5.9 for iOS adds a new movable Grid Layer and a host of layer improvements that make working with selections simpler. Published March 19, 2021.


Influencing Spaces in Residential Design

Architect Luis Furushio shares how interactive digital design with clients improves quality of life in residential spaces. Published February 28, 2021.

 


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New to Concepts? Start your infinite sketching journey with these videos.

Concepts for iOS Quick Start - Start sketching in 5 minutes on your iPad with Concepts.
Concepts for iOS Deep Dive - Learn how to navigate Concepts' infinite canvas and tools in this 15 minute tutorial.
Concepts for Windows Walkthrough - Start sketching with Concepts on Windows 10. 
Concepts for Android Walkthrough - Learn to sketch with Concepts on Android and Chrome OS.
 

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