The Mirror Painting tool
Mirror painting is a great way to fight creative block. I doodle small sketches and my mind sees faces and/or figures in the results. These drawings are unexpected, original, and very creative. I toggle on Mirror Painting by clicking the tool in the Toolbox. I tick the Vertical Plane icon in the Mirror Painting property bar. A green vertical line appears, dividing the canvas in half. Various adjustments are available in the Property bar.
Adjusting the tool
I choose a brush and begin sketching, creating multiple sketches in the same image. Usually I’ll draw two sketches, one on top of the other. I don’t draw as much as scribble the initial sketches. To create multiple sketches I click the Mirror Painting tool and hover my cursor over the centre point; when it becomes a Transform icon I drag the line to a different spot.