TikTok has become one of the best ways for young artists to show their creative sides. While everyone knows the platform for singing and dancing videos, there’s no shortage of creators using TikTok to showcase their standup comedy routines, nail art, pottery skills, and more.

Now, graphic designers and visual artists have also found a foothold on the platform to achieve viral fame and amass large followings for their art. Empowered by tools like the Samsung S Pen, anyone can showcase their talent using TikTok’s massive platform.

The Local and International Visual Artists on TikTok

There are many artists finding success on TikTok. One ultra-innovative Singaporean artist is Aundraj Jude. With surreal videos using augmented reality transforming the mundane into something quite unbelievable, he’s even gone on to create attention-grabbing campaigns for SnapChat and Hendrick’s Gin.

Internationally, French artist Véronique Pierre uses her skills to turn well-known celebrities into Disney princes and princesses. Meanwhile, experimental graphic designer Margherita Vox has racked up millions of views on her Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials that help fans improve their own talents.

The Best Smartphones, Accessories & Drawing Apps for Creating

There are always opportunities for new artists on TikTok to showcase their craft. But it helps to be equipped with technology that encourages users to create what they want.

1. Devices and Accessories

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are great devices for creators looking to push their art to greater heights. Featuring a wide Super Retina OLED display, creating digital artwork or touching up your photographs has never been so easy. iPhone SE also has fantastic specs and features - it lets you run Augmented Reality apps so you can explore even more options.

Naturally, iPad Pro and iPad Air are also outstanding devices that give users an immersive experience when creating. The new iPad Pro can also be connected directly to USB-C displays or even plugged to your iPhone so you can continue working on designs like a pro. The Apple Pencil is compatible with iPad mini (6th Gen), iPad Air (4th Gen), and specific models of iPad Pro, and this stylus pen for your iPad will allow you further refind your skills when you download any iPad drawing apps.

If you prefer Android to Apple, there are also plenty of options. For example, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G and the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro 5G feature specs such as a screen refresh rate of up to 90Hz and intelligent colour calibration for a razor-sharp viewing experience. Both of these devices are compatible with the HUAWEI M-Pen 2, a brilliant stylus that will open up possibilities for your graphic design.

Other smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

2. Drawing Apps

Both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store are home to a range of exceptional apps that get those creative juices flowing. For those using iPad, Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Art and Procreate are the top choices. If you want an app you can use alongside your iPhone, one of the best drawing apps compatible with both iPhone and iPad is ArtStudio Pro and features hundreds of different brushes, advanced layering, filters, and more.

You won’t have a problem finding drawing apps for Android devices either. One of the most popular is Sketchbook by Autodesk, but there are also ArtFlowIbis Paint X and PaperColor. Download these drawing apps to your device and see which you like the most. Then, upload your content to TikTok and start attracting a dedicated following.