I want to compare how two vector fields $\vec V_1=-y\hat i+x \hat j$ and $\vec V_1=2\vec V_1=2(-y\hat i+x \hat j)$ various concentric circles $x^2+y^2=a^2$ with $a^2=1,2,3$ etc. I can plot them separately. But for comparison, I want to draw them on the same plot. Any idea how to do it neatly?

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    $\begingroup$ How about StreamPlot[{{-y, x}, {-2 y, 2 x}}, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, PlotTheme -> "Detailed", StreamStyle -> {Red, Blue}, StreamColorFunction -> None]? $\endgroup$
    – user64494
    Oct 15 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ @user64494 Shouldn't the blue arrows be larger than the red arrows? Isn't it possible to use VectorPlot itself? $\endgroup$ Oct 15 at 18:38

This can be done as follows.

a = VectorPlot[{-y, x}, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3},  VectorColorFunction -> None,
VectorStyle -> Blue,  VectorSizes -> {0, 1/2}];
b = VectorPlot[{-2 y, 2 x}, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3},VectorColorFunction -> None, 
VectorStyle -> Red, VectorSizes -> {0, 1}];
Show[{b, a}]

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