I'm working on a touchscreen laptop in Windows 10, using my finger to paint on the monitor. Sometimes I use my mouse if I want a long straight line, or to get into tiny corners with a very small brush, when my own fingertip gets in the way. But most of the time my finger is my brush.
A few details about the app:
You're given a choice of a custom canvas in various sizes, with the option of rotating it from landscape to portrait.
|Custom canvas selection palette|
You're also able to choose to work on canvas or paper, using six different textural options in each one.
|Canvas/paper textural choices|
I've played around with the brushes and found the look of the strokes is very different on different textured surfaces. Sometimes I want the heavily textured canvas look, sometimes the softer-edged paper, and sometimes a tighter edge achieved on slick paper. You can change textures in mid-painting, which gives you even more options.
|Different paper textures:|
1. rough textured canvas
2. middle-textured paper
3. smooth textured paper
You have different kinds of media (watercolor- oil- drawing media), along with different kinds of brushes/pens/pencils. I use oil most of all.
|Oil brushes palette, largest brush, largest width selected|
|Oil brushes, using the largest width for each brush:|
|Watercolor brushes palette, smallest brush, largest width selected|
|Watercolor brush selection, using the largest width for each one:|
(I haven't shown the drawing options, but you'll find different pencils, pen, oil pastels and soft pastels.)
All this is just to show you how many different options you have. It's quite a bit of fun to play around with all the brushes to see what they do, but if you're like me, it's the painting that's really the most fun of all. I'm not interested in funny brushes or effects brushes, or any other computer program style options, so for me the number of choices and sizes here is optimal. It allows me to find and use what I need.
Okay, just to show you how much crazy fun you can have, here's an abstract that began as a demonstration of strokes and took off on its own!
It's all just for fun and relaxation!