How Many Brushes in Sketchbook?

Autodesk Sketchbook

Dabs with Sketchbook brushes
Treasure Trove of Sketchbook Brushes.

Q: If you’ve got Sketchbook, what have you got?

A: One of the best mobile drawing and painting apps for Apple or Android, tablet, phablet or phone.

(Note that these varieties of Sketchbook were current at time of writing in 2013. For later versions and some great improvements see Which Version of Sketchbook?  April 2015.)

Sketchbook has four main varieties:

1. Sketchbook Mobile Express

2. Sketchbook Mobile

3. Sketchbook Express

4. Sketchbook Pro

1. Sketchbook Mobile Express

Sketchbook Mobile Express is the free version for phones and low resolution tablets, both Apple and Android.

This is a very basic, cut down variety of the app. Here there are only five brushes. For a first try with Sketchbook, it might be a good idea to have a go with it in this the simplest form. After all, it won’t cost you anything, and you do get a look at most of the tools.

You’ll be introduced to the ‘lagoon’, the central circle of tools which puzzled me at first. Here your five brushes are arranged around the circle, together with an eraser, a paint bucket and a button for entering text.

Here there is no fine tuning of brushes, but you do have a ‘puck’ for adjusting width and transparency.

There are also layers, together with a full colour wheel.

Apple painting
Apple Created in Sketchbook on iPhone

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