Sorry for taking so long to respond.
That's because the canvas in Draw IS actually square while the canvas in Sketch has a 4x3 ratio. It's that way because Draw is vector and essentially has an "infinite" canvas since the individual strokes can scale.
Does that help?
Sue, your explanation helps me. I understand that Draw is vector which is essentially 'infinite' in size, but I still would like to create my artboard at a specific dimension.
That's not possible yet in Draw. But I do know that the product team is starting to think about how that feature might function in the app, so my guess is that the feature will make it to a future update.
I know that doesn't help you right now but... hopefully it helps to know.
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Specific artboard sizes would be INCREDIBLY HELPFUL. So would point sizes for brushes as opposed to percentages.
I also totally understand that the whole point of vector art is its scalability. But I regularly make illustrations that are letterpress printed. The plates on the letterpress can not hold a line finer than .35 pt. When I work in Illustrator this is easy to control and keep track of. But when I work in draw it's really tough to figure out if what I am drawing will actually, ultimately be printable.
I tried creating an artboard in illustrator that is the correct dimensions of my final art piece. I even included sample strokes at different widths to visually compare to my brush strokes. I then imported this as an image into Draw. I then drew some brushstrokes and compared the size. They looked OK but when I sent the draw file back to illustrator the entire artboard had been scaled up and thus my sizes are all relative and not absolute.