TwistedBrush Open Studio

TwistedBrush Open Studio 17.24

Express yourself with digital art

TwistedBrush Open Studio is the free version of digital drawing tool TwistedBrush Pro Studio. View full description


  • Feels like natural, real painting
  • Good selection of brushes
  • Comes with a quick-start guide


  • Only comes included with basic tools
  • Drawing tablet advisable


TwistedBrush Open Studio is the free version of digital drawing tool TwistedBrush Pro Studio.

If you want to display your drawings online, you have two options: either scan hard copies of your drawings or draw them directly on your computer. TwistedBrush Open Studio lets you do the latter in impressive fashion once you learn how to use it.

If you have already tried the full version of TwistedBrush, you may find TwistedBrush Open Studio quite limited. While it has many of the same features, TwistedBrush Open Studio has conspicuously fewer paint brushes available. Several of the more detailed brushes are available for add-on with a purchase however. Some of these include Fractal Brushes, Pro Clips, Pro Trees and Plants, Blender Brushes and Art Tool Brushes.

TwistedBrush Open Studio can also be a little tricky to learn how to use. While it comes with a quick-start guide that opens upon start-up, this guide is primarily made up of screenshots. If you need more information than what's provided within each shot, there are no links to click. There's also no select tool, which many users have become accustomed to with Adobe Photoshop. This could take some getting used to.

That said, the brush selection is still pretty impressive, and you can create some fantastic pieces of digital art with TwistedBrush Open Studio. It just takes some practice!

Despite including only basic tools, TwistedBrush Open Studio offers a great means by which to create digital artwork from scratch on your PC.

Pixarra proudly introduces TwistedBrush Free, the freeware version of its popular drawing application. Although limited in some of its functions and tools, as compared to the original program, this free version enables you to express yourself by means of digital paint.


The workspace in TwistedBrush is designed to reduce the number of floating windows that overlay your painting surface freeing you from the chore of constantly shuffling windows around.


TwistedBrush works much like a real sketchbook. When you start TwistedBrush it is like opening your sketchbook, it is immediately ready to draw or paint on your page.

Select Brushes

In any digital painting program the core of the system is in the brushes. Therefore easy access to the brushes is key.

TwistedBrush Open Studio


TwistedBrush Open Studio 17.24