I found painting in Sketchbook Pro a bit easier than creating the same yin/yang birds in Photoshop Touch or Painter
I suspect this was only because I have more experience of painting in Sketchbook. For a long time Sketchbook was really the only artist quality painting app for Android. Photoshop Touch joined it only a few months ago. Painter Mobile counts its life in days.
* Note this update. Autodesk Sketchbook appeared on the scene after this was posted. It’s a completely rewritten, extremely versatile and more usably orgainised version of Sketchbook. Autodesk Sketchbook even has four Smudge brushes, long overdue!
Although it’s a little used mode, I did find Mirroring useful in Sketchbook Pro. I was able to draw both birds in one go.
Pigeon and Antipigeon in Painter Mobile
Painter Mobile too has a Mirroring mode. I failed to notice the icon for this at first, and created the second bird laboriously here, from a flipped copy of the first on a separate layer.
Surprisingly, Photoshop Touch appears to be the only app of the three I compared that does not offer mirroring. Maybe no great loss. In spite of being a handy short cut to drawing a pair of birds, mirroring is mainly useful for the fun you can have with making symmetrical kaleidoscopic patterns..