Symmetry Tools

When I do my digital art I do it on a program called Ibis Paint X. It has about as many functions and tools and things as Photoshop, but it’s free, and available on my tablet. There is a manual/tutorial thing, which I fully intend to work through one day. But I’m mostly discovering new things gradually as I play around with the app.

One of the things I discovered recently was the Symmetry Rulers. So much potential for fun!


With the Rotation Ruler you can set the number of divisions, and where they start on the sheet. So you can do one doodle and it recreates the same doodle in increments for you.


There’s also a Kaleidoscope Ruler, which does a reflection for you.

I could do this all day long. It’s so addictive.

I coloured in one as a pastel rainbow, because I love rainbows and I’m really into pastel at the moment.


I coloured one in my boyfriend’s favourite colours.

I coloured one in a palette I had saved on the app.

And then I coloured in the fourth one in a “funky” colour palette for a Saturday Scribbles.


I need to avoid doing this too much. It’s very very addictive. Although maybe I could make a series to release as a colouring book? What do you think?

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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