Every artist needs the right tools, and this is especially true when working on digital art with an iPad. Drawing on a tablet can be finicky; your palm leaves imprints, your hand sticks to the screen, or general misclicks.
To help deal with the problem, we’ve picked out a selection of the best drawing gloves for iPads. You might have seen other digital artists online sporting the unique glove. It’s not just for fashion, it’s a legitimate tool that can enhance your drawing experience.
It reduces the amount of friction between the stylus and the surface, allowing for smoother, more precise lines and strokes.
Let’s take a look at some of the best options out there.
The Articka Drawing Glove is a great glove for digital artists. It’s made of 100% elastic Lycra so it’s very elastic and can fit many different types of hands. There are three sizes to choose from – small, medium, and large. Here are the dimensions –
- Small – (Little Finger 1.6” – 2”) (Ring Finger 2.3” – 2.8”)
- Medium – (Little Finger 2” – 2.4”) (Ring Finger 2.8” – 3.2”)
- Large – (Little Finger 2.4” – 2.8”) (Ring Finger 3.2” – 3.6”)
We’d advise you to measure your finger first to make sure the glove fits. The good news is the lycra fabric has room to stretch, so it feels comfortable even if it isn’t the exact size. The glove is breathable and glides well across the screen.
Unlike other options, the Articka drawing glove also has a white color option. Most are just plain black options, so if you wanted something unique, the Articka is a great pick.
You can use the Articka drawing glove on either the left or right hand. There are a few options to purchase and the price ranges around $9.99 – $11.99 depending on the size and color you choose.
There’s also a more expensive two-pack in case you want an extra. But in terms of money for value, the Articka drawing glove is slightly more expensive than other options.
Plus, options like the Otraki and Mixoo give you multiple gloves for a cheaper price. It gets the job done, but if you want more for your money, check out our other options.
The Huion Skeleton glove is another unique glove with a skeleton design on the front. The skeleton design doesn’t do anything special, but it does stand out amongst other plain black gloves.
The Huion Skeleton glove is made of Lycra and Nylon which makes it durable, elastic, and breathable. As with any other artist glove, the Huion Skeleton glove prevents misclicks, smudges, and has less friction so your hand glides across the screen.
However, the glove is available only in one size. They claim that one size fits all but it can be loose fitting around the wrist or too tight around the fingers depending on your hand size.
The glove measures 3.14” x 7.87” and can be worn on either the right or left hand.
If how the glove fits is very important for you, we’d recommend measuring your hand first. If you’re unsure if the glove will fit, best check out one of the other options that have different sizes to choose from.
Otherwise, the Huion Skeleton Glove works well to keep off smudges and prevent misclicks. The design is eye-catching, but that’s really the only thing that sets it apart. Aside from living out your Jack Skellington fantasies, it doesn’t do anything special.
The Huion Skeleton Glove is priced at a modest $6.99 for one piece.
The Otraki Aritst Gloves are a great budget option to get the most for your money. The Otraki Artist Gloves come in a pack of four for $8.99. You get plenty of extras in case you want to give some away, or you need a spare.
It’s made of Lycra fibers so it’s soft to touch and highly elastic. The material also cleans your screen while you wipe which is an added bonus. It comes in four different sizes –
- XS – 2.56” x 6.89”
- S – 2.75” x 7.08”
- M – 2.95” x 7.87”
- L – 3.54” x 8.46”
This is a great variety of sizes to choose from and the elastic does have room in case your hand is bigger.
But the downside is the Otraki Aritst glove does not support palm rejection. This means it won’t prevent your palm from misclicking something on screen. This is a big downside since most people buy artist gloves to prevent unintentional inputs.
It keeps your hand from sticking to the screen, but you can’t rest your palm directly on the display. There are other gloves that support palm rejection, so it’s unfortunate to see the Otraki Artist glove miss the feature.
But if you just needed a simple glove to keep smudges off screen or to stop your hand sticking to the screen, the Otraki Artist glove is a great option. It’s cheaper than the rest so you can try this one out first to see if an artist glove is right for you.
The Wacom Drawing Gloves are a unique entry to the list since it’s the only glove with a fingerless design. The glove covers your entire palm except for the fingertips on the pinky and ring finger.
This can be useful in case you use both fingers on the screen for quick edits or to use a keyboard. It’s the one of the only options available with the design so it’s definitely worth a try.
Unlike other artist gloves, the Wacom Drawing Glove is made of 90% recycled materials. It uses a blend of eco-friendly polyester and spandex. It’s nice that the brand is eco-concious and the glove is comfortable and stretches well.
But because of the material, it isn’t as durable as other nylon/lycra drawing gloves.
It’s thinner, the stitches aren’t as thorough, and it can degrade overtime. It does help keep sweat or smudges off the screen but it might not last as long as other options.
The Wacom Drawing Gloves only has one size available. It measures 3.3” x 7.6” so it can fit bigger hands. The fingerless design also keeps your finger free in case your fingers are too long for normal gloves.
It can be too big, especially in the wrist area so keep that in mind before purchasing.
The Wacom Drawing Gloves is available for $9.95 and comes with only one piece. It’s one of the pricier options on the list but the fingerless design and fit make it a great drawing glove.
The Huion Artist Glove is one of the most popular options for drawing gloves. It’s from Huion who create their own drawing tablets, so you can rest assured that it’s made for artists.
The Huion Artist Glove is made of soft Lycra and Nylon material that’s stretchy and very soft. It’s flexible enough to accommodate larger hand sizes and it smoothly glides over the screen.
However, the Huion Artist Glove is only available in one size.
The glove measures 3.14” x 7.87” so it’s got plenty of room. But it might be too baggy around the wrist for people with smaller hands. We’d recommend measuring your hand before purchasing.
One thing about the Huion Artist glove that stands out is the stitching.
Other gloves can have rough seams which irritate your hand over time or come undone easily. The attention to detail is admirable and even though it’s a small thing, it makes a big difference in the long run.
You can wear the Huion Artist glove on either hand and is identical to other gloves. It will help keep your hand from smudging or misclicking the screen, decreases friction when drawing, and keeps oils/sweat stains off screen.
The Huion Artist Glove is available for $8.99 and includes only one piece. It’s a little pricey for one glove, but it feels great on your hand.
The Mixoo Aritst’s Gloves is our Editor’s Choice and is a fantastic drawing glove. It’s made of a Lycra fabric so it’s stretchy, breathable, and comfortable to wear. What makes the Mixoo Artist’s Glove standout is the added padding.
The padding is stitched into the glove right where your palm would rest on the screen. This helps its durability and gives it thickness to stop completely stop palm detection and misclicks.
Most other gloves don’t feature this extra padding which really helps palm rejection.
They might be too thin to activate palm rejection like the Otrika gloves, so the Mixoo really stands out in this regard. It also works great to keep sweat/oils off screen and prevents smudging.
The Mixoo Artist’s Glove is available in three sizes (Small, Medium, Large) and comes in a pack of two. Small and Medium cost $7.79 while the Large costs $10.99.
Here are the dimensions (Ring Finger/Pinky Finger/Glove) and for all three sizes –
- Small – (RF 2.5” – 3”) (PF 3” – 3.2”) (Glove – 2.75” x 7.65”)
- Medium – (RF 3” – 3.2”) (PF 2.3” – 2.6”) (Glove 3.15” – 8”)
- Large – (RF 3.2” – 3.6”) (PF 2.6” – 3”) (Glove 3.5” x 9”)
Overall, the Mixoo Artist’s Gloves are the perfect match for any digital artist. There’s a wide variety of sizes, the stitching is precise and seamless, the extra padding for palm rejection, and the affordable price are undeniably attractive.
The best part is you get two in the box, while other drawing gloves only include one.
What Does a Drawing Glove Do?
Drawing gloves typically feature microfiber, lycra, or nylon-type material. Tablets and smartphones don’t detach touch inputs as easily when using these materials. You’ll be able to draw smoother lines without your palm getting in the way.
You also don’t have to position your hand in a weird way to keep it off the screen. This makes drawing easier and saves you the pain of holding a pen at awkward angles. It feels more natural to draw on the display, similar to pen and paper.
Plus it helps keep your screen free from oils or sweat from your palm when drawing for long periods of time. Drawing glove fabrics are usually good screen cleaner materials. You’ll (unintentionally) clean your screen while you draw!
These are the advantage of getting a drawing glove.
Most drawing gloves will help with palm detection, smudging, and sweat/oil buildup but some gloves do it better.
The Mixoo Artist’s Glove and Huion Artist Glove are two of the best options available. They’re well made, durable, and very comfortable to use. The Mixxo Artist’s Glove takes it a step further with extra padding and complete palm rejection.
Otherwise, the Huion Skeleton Gloves and Articka Drawing Gloves are two of the best looking gloves on the list. The Huion Skeleton Gloves has a sick skeleton design on the glove, while the Articka is also available in white.
But the main thing to look for is the size. An uncomfortable glove is worse than drawing barehanded. You probably won’t even use it if it doesn’t fit right. Make sure to measure your hand before purchasing any of the gloves.
Most gloves will get the job done. It’s just a matter of finding the one you really like.
|Articka Drawing Gloves||3 (S,M,L)||1||$9.99 – $11.99||7.5|
|Huion Skeleton Gloves||One Size||1||$6.99||8|
|Otraki Artist Gloves||4 (XS, S, M, L)||4||$8.99||7.5|
|Huion Artist Gloves||One Size||1||$9.95||8|
|Wacom Drawing Gloves||One Size||1||$8.99||9|
|Mixoo Artist’s Gloves||3 (S,M,L)||2||$7.79 – $10.99||9.5|
I'm a writer and editor in iPads & Android Tablets, Windows Tablet section. I'm passionate about technology, especially about tablets. I'm on a mission to assist people in discovering their ideal tablets. In addition, I'm dedicated to producing helpful how-to guides and sharing top-notch tips and tricks. In my early carrier I founded and became and editor at worldoftablet and have been a guest author at many other tech blogs. In wolfoftablet I'm focusing on iPads, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Apps, Reviews, Buyers Guides and Tablet Accessories. In free time I like to play games on my PS5 or iOS.