As technology becomes increasingly mobile, artists are looking for ways to create using their tablets and smartphones while on the move. Here, we discover the best Android tablet apps for artists, whether for sketching, drawing or painting.

Android tablets are growing in popularity, what with the success of Samsung's Galaxy line-up and Sony's Xperia tablets, the introduction of tablets made by Wacom, and the low cost of tablets made by companies such as Tesco. They're now more accessible than ever, and more powerful too.

This means Android tablets can allow users to unlock their inner creativity and produce everything from doodles and drawings right through to minor works of art.

There are lots of art apps in the Google Play Store aimed at lots of different types of artists. Here, we've collected five of our favourite Android apps for artists to five you somewhere to start. If you know of a good Android app that you use regularly and you think should be in our top five, let us know and we'll investigate.

Are you looking for other creative apps? Follow the links below to see our app round-ups.

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