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April 17, 2024
The new iPad drawing app Pastela was released on April 17th!
April 17, 2024
Greetings from pixiv.
The new iPad drawing app Pastela was released on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024!
Designed with iPad artists in mind, Pastela comes with features such as automatic canvas syncing via cloud and seamless integration with pixiv, the illustration and manga posting platform operated by pixiv Inc.
From the first stroke to the last detail, Pastela aims to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for all types of creative projects.
Learn more about Pastela's features in this announcement, and get details about our super special event celebrating its release: a live drawing session featuring popular VTuber Shirakami Fubuki!

What is Pastela?

An experience tailored for iPad users

Pastela enables precise layout adjustments for an ideal fit on your iPad's display and extensive options for interface customization. Enjoy the freedom to adjust toolbar and sidebar placements and move panels to fit your creative style.

pixiv integration for a seamless posting experience

Log in with your pixiv account to effortlessly publish your creations from Pastela to pixiv, all from Pastela’s canvas list!

An extensive collection of brushes and flexible customization options

Choose from an extensive collection of brushes—including pencils, G pens, round pens, flat brushes, color mixers, markers, airbrushes, and more—and customize them precisely to your liking.
Beyond handy tools like fill tools for coloring selected closed areas, Pastela offers a rich variety of filters, including chromatic aberration and Gaussian blur.

Automatically save your work to the cloud

Your artwork is automatically saved at regular intervals and backed up to the cloud.
You can also easily restore your work to any previous state from its version history.
*To use cloud sync, you need to log in with your pixiv account.
*1 GB of cloud storage is included in the free plan. If you need more, Pastela Plus subscription plans start from 3 GB (280 JPY/month).
Enjoy creating with Pastela!
■ Download Pastela today!
App Store:
*The app is available for free.
*Available on iPad OS 16.4 or later

Announcing a special live drawing event with popular VTuber Shirakami Fubuki on Saturday, April 27th!

We're teaming up with Shirakami Fubuki from hololive, the popular all-female VTuber group, for a special live drawing event on Saturday, April 27th.
In this live broadcast, Shirakami Fubuki will use Pastela to create a new original character inspired by the drawing app, introducing its various features along the way.
Event date: Scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 2024, from 6:00 pm JST
White-haired animal-eared otaku fox. She loves talking with people and will be happy if you give her the time of day. 
She aims to become a top otaku idol while enjoying each and every day.
Shirakami Fubuki's official YouTube channel:

We're celebrating Pastela's launch with special events and a bonus Premium campaign!

Join us for the Pastela Fest Illustration Contest on pixiv and get 3 months of pixiv Premium for free, all in celebration of Pastela's release.
Don't miss this chance to try Pastela with some special perks!
For more information on these events, visit the links below.
◆ Pastela Fest Illustration Contest:
◆ Get 3 months of pixiv Premium for free:
■Download Pastela (App Store):
*The app is available for free.
*Available on iPad OS 16.4 or later
◼︎Related Links
Official website:
Pastela special website:
■Social Media
*A promotional video of Pastela is now available on the app's official YouTube channel!
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