Timeless. Found via flickr
Timeless. Found via flickr
"This table helps you to draw precise freehand circles and lines. It is under development by a group in the Yasuaki Kakehi Lab at Keio University.By using a computer to control the XY position of a magnet under the surface of the table, it implements, on paper, drawing methods utilized in computer graphics." http://www.diginfo.tv/v/12-0215-r-en.php#
Found here http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/
If you like me (and it seems most of the world) have got a small addiction to Draw Something https://www.facebook.com/playdrawsomething you'll love being able to see what sort of drawings are being done out there - Dare design agency have developed a Twitter scraper that checks for images that are hashtagged 'drawsomething', see http://drawsome.thisisdare.com/ - also see http://bestofdrawsomething.com/ for more...
Here's a few cool ones I've found from the site...
This post has taken me a long time to make - every time I visited a site to play with the drawing tool I lost most of the night to it's charms. I wanted to talk about some of the coolest tools I've found, namely Scrbtle, Psykopaint, Mr. Doob's Harmony, Rot.Sketch, Weave Silk, Bomomo, Odosketch and Pixelatr
"Scrbtle is a generative drawing tool that consists of a scripting language with a simple set of commands and predefined variables. The idea behind it is to create nice graphics and to learn how to code in a playful way." This is a lovely opportunity to edit code in the manner of http://processing.org and http://nodebox.net but in your browser, and is simple to use as either a novice or a more experienced coder. It has infinite potential in generating artwork and allows code tinkering that you can view instantly.
Convert your photos into paintings as well as being a pretty cool drawing canvas - this Flash app shows that Flash is still very much in the game for immersive web experiences. There's some nice features: being able to sample from the photos below and paint and manipulate the photo in the style of assorted artists brush strokes, which always holds the potential of being a little cheesy, but is just a way of naming an array of brush styles. I almost preferred using the canvas without the photo due to the variety you can achieve through the brushes, colours and layering.
This is an HTML5 experiment by Jean Helfenstein and is really fun to play with. It's a bit like a digital spirograph, and once you set up the points, you can let it draw on it's own, or you can speed up the process with holding down the space bar, make up new points and generally faff about until you create something gorgeous which you can then save.
This is lovely to watch, and you can share your 'silk' which shows the viewer the animation you instigated.