Drawing Tip: A thicker pen hides mediocrity

Your drawings probably look rubbish because you’re using an old biro that happened to be laying around. Nobody’s used one of these since cassette tapes stopped needing to be fixed, so throw that in the drawer full of batteries, twine and assorted electrical tape from whence it came. Instead, go thicker. Go felt tip. Go […]

Rough.js – Create SVGs with a hand-drawn, sketchy, appearance

Rough.js is a light weight (~8k), Canvas based library that lets you draw in a sketchy, hand-drawn-like, style. The library defines primitives to draw lines, curves, arcs, polygons, circles, and ellipses. It also supports drawing SVG paths. To get started first create a rough canvas: const rc = rough.canvas(document.getElementById(‘canvas’)); On that rough canvas you can […]

AutoDraw: Fast Drawing for Everyone

After Quickdraw a few months ago – in which A.I. guesses what you are doodling – now comes AutoDraw from Google. AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast. AutoDraw’s suggestion tool uses the same technology used in QuickDraw, […]