Galaxy Tab Apple Made in PaintJoy


Galaxy Tab Apple, originally uploaded by purple0wl.

BATTLE OF THE APPLES 2

PaintJoy App in (Android) Galaxy Tab

I’m painting apples in different apps to compare what it feels like to work in them on my two tablets, an iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The Galaxy Tab touch screen is fast and responsive. As far as I can tell, there is not that much difference between the touch screens of the Galaxy Tab and the iPad.

The PaintJoy app has a wide spectrum of colours, adjustable for tone and transparency.

There’s an array of some 17 interesting brushes. I particularly like the pen, which gives a lovely variable line. Adjust your brush width with a slider.

PaintJoy Pro will replay your brush strokes as a movie, so I was able to relive a few doomed efforts and maybe learn from them.

Intrigued by the Shape brush, which created a flat filled shape, I eventually drew the apple here.

Disadvantages?

PaintJoy offers no layers.  You can import a photo to draw over, but it is not on a separate layer. Erase your doodle and you erase the underlying image too.

You have to press special icons to zoom or drag the canvas, which is, well, a drag.

PaintJoy is certainly limited, but it does have some very nice brushes.

Pixels Pretending to be a Pear

Pixels Pretending to be a Pear, originally uploaded by purple0wl.

Finger painting in Sketchbook on my Android Galaxy Tab

I’ve been exploring Android drawing and painting apps for a while now. I have to say I was surprised to find so many art apps for Android – and some with a really good selection of art tools. Not quite up to iPad standards yet, but wait a while…