I'm looking for a painting/graphics app (non-subscription and preferably free) (iPad or Android) that can use a pressure stylus and can do wraparound drawing.

Something similar to the "Mirror" symmetry that Procreate has, but without the mirror/reflection.

The feature is demonstrated here for those not familiar with it:


I want to be able to do repeating tiled patterns so that when I draw it automatically draws in the quadrants next to mine. Just not mirrored. Procreate can do mirrored or mirrored and reflected (what they call rotation symmetry) but for some reason didn't just add the option for non-mirrored symmetry.

Any clues to an app that can do this, or what this feature would be called?

Update: I just discovered that gimp has this feature and it's "Symmetry Painting" set to "Tiling", and you can actually run gimp on a tablet - though I haven't yet figured out how to access the full features in the app version. While I love gimp on my desktop, I was hoping for more of a "paintbrush" style less complicated sketch program similar to Procreate.

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    I’m voting to close this question because this queston preferably belongs to software recomendation stackexhange.
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 1, 2021 at 12:23
  • Oh interesting - I didn't realize that SE site existed - though I confess I'm skeptical it will get knowledgeable graphics folks on it - or am I being too skeptical? Commented Aug 2, 2021 at 17:32

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Try Krita (krita.org) it's free and Open Source. Works on Linux, Windows and Mac.

  1. Create a new document, with a canvas size suitable for your tile,

  2. Hit W to toggle into tiled Wrap mode.

  3. Paint your design. Note: You can enable or totally disable symmetry in the tool options along the top.

Here's an example

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  • I'm aware that Krita has this - but it does not run on an iPad or Android tablet. Commented Aug 2, 2021 at 17:31
  • @DavidLjungMadisonStellar There's a Krita app (in beta) for Android. krita.org/en/item/… - sorry, I've no idea how functional it is. Haven't tested it.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Aug 2, 2021 at 19:35

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