How To Unlock More Drawing Color Options in Snapchat Art Toolkit

Snapchat’s Art Toolkit offers creative tools like lenses, backdrops, and filters to enhance photos and videos in the app. However, the drawing color options are limited. Here are some tips to unlock more drawing colors in Snapchat Art Toolkit:

Use Snapchat’s Creative Tools

  1. Open the Snapchat app and take a snap or select one from your camera roll.
  2. Tap on the scissors icon in the vertical toolkit on the right to access Snapchat’s creative tools.
  3. Select the drawing tool, which looks like a marker. You will see a limited color palette to draw with.

Explore Third-Party Apps

  1. Download an app like Snap Color Picker from the Chrome Web Store. This app lets you precisely pick colors, explore palettes, and use them in Snapchat.
  2. Other apps like Concepts also offer advanced drawing tools with extensive color options that can be exported to Snapchat.

Use Emojis

Snapchat lets you draw with emojis. While color options are still limited, you can get creative with the emoji patterns.

  1. Select the emoji drawing tool next to the marker icon.
  2. Draw shapes and patterns using the emoji stickers.

Try Backdrops

The Snapchat Backdrops tool lets you layer artistic backgrounds behind objects.

  1. Outline the object you want to apply a backdrop to.
  2. Browse Backdrops like flowers, rainbows, and patterns to use as backgrounds.

Use Snapchat Lenses

Some Snapchat lenses offer the ability to draw with different colors.

  1. Select a lens from the carousel and look for the drawing option.
  2. Explore the color palette and use your finger to draw.

Use External Drawing Apps

You can create drawings in other apps and import them into Snapchat.

  1. Sketch an illustration or pattern in a drawing app like Procreate.
  2. Export the file and upload it to your Snapchat memories.
  3. Access it from memories and add it to your snaps.

Here are some tips when using external drawing apps with Snapchat:

  • Use thick lines and bold colors that stand out
  • Size your illustration to fit Snapchat’s dimensions
  • Export your drawing as a PNG file with a transparent background

Try Snapchat on Desktop

The Snapchat web version accessed on a desktop browser offers more advanced drawing tools than the mobile app.

  1. Go to and log in to access the desktop version.
  2. Take or upload a snap and select the drawing tool.
  3. You will see more color options in the color palette.

Use Creative Snapchat Lenses

Some sponsored Snapchat lenses offer specialized drawing effects and colors.

  1. Swipe through the lenses carousel and find a sponsored lens.
  2. Select drawing tools that have colorful palettes.

Sponsored lenses are created with brand partnerships and can have more capabilities than regular lenses. Look out for ones that enable drawings.

Follow Artists on Snapchat

By adding other Snapchat artists, you can discover new ways to use creative tools.

  1. Search for artists, illustrators, designers, and creators on Snapchat.
  2. Observe how they use the drawing tools in innovative ways.
  3. Get inspiration to push your own creative boundaries on Snapchat!

Use Snapchat on iOS 16

The latest iOS 16 update for iPhones allows you to lift a subject from its background in photos. This effect can be used creatively in Snapchat.

  1. Take a photo using the “Lift Subject” effect in iOS 16 Camera.
  2. The subject will have a transparent background.
  3. Import it into Snapchat and doodle around it with drawings.

Having a transparent background adds a layer you can freely draw on. Test out all the creative combinations using this effect.

So in summary, while Snapchat’s drawing color options are limited out-of-the-box, there are many creative ways to enhance your Snapchat art toolkit:

  • Use Snapchat’s own creative tools
  • Explore third-party apps and lenses
  • Draw with emojis
  • Apply artsy Backdrops
  • Use drawing apps and import into Snapchat
  • Try the Snapchat web version
  • Follow other Snapchat artists
  • Take advantage of new iOS 16 features

Mix and match these tips to unlock a myriad of color options for your Snapchat drawings and take your snaps to more vibrant and artistic levels!