Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Desperately Seeking Software Recs: Android Stylus Art Apps

I just got a Samsung Note 10.1 and the S-Pen is like Christmas! I can finally draw with a tablet! (I have a large Intuos gathering dust—the implement being here and the picture over there isn't something I've licked yet). I can't draw *great*, but I'm so much better than a month ago, it's not even funny. I've been chilling in Autodesk Sketchbook which is great—the pencil/fine marker-like tools work well with my current level of skill, and I'm knocking some stuff out.

But I'm sure there's a whole world out there with complex media mimicry, and I've only used a fraction:

  • S-Vermeer (limited media options)
  • Infinite Painter (so slow! I've tweaked settings, but the lag on the interesting stuff makes it almost useless—I wasn't expecting to put 16GB to this much use...)
  • PS Touch (primarily a photo editor, not a paint application)

So far, judging from these small google explorations, turning off hand drawing (i.e. responding to only stylus input for marks) is important. I'm not properly taught, and once I get into it, the heel of my hand touches the drawing surface. I'm looking for layers, ability to do pen and ink as well as just markers and pencil, and paint would be interesting to explore (I'm colour-impaired).


Also, (good lord!) an ability to not just have all my pictures ever display when anyone else fires up the application would be great. I draw...lots of stuff. But I dig that I should probably address that other ways. It would just be nice, you know, and safe...

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