Sketch and Paint


It’s a free online drawing program. No email registration required and the ability to save drawings as a jpg file.

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Free drawing app. No registration or download required. Export your creations as a .png file.

(Select the the "Pro" option instead of "Basic" to use layers.)


Release your inner artist and put Pablo Picasso to shame with the finest painter software online. Free but registration with email required.

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Sketchcast allows you to record a sketch with or without voice. You can explain something, have fun, or create art. You may also embed the sketch player in your blog or point people to your sketch channel.

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An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.



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Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.


Pixen is an innovative graphics editor for the Mac. It's designed from top to bottom for pixel artists—people who make low-resolution raster art like the sprites you see in old video games. But it's great for artists of all arenas: Pixen is like a very powerful MSPaint or a simpler, more agile Photoshop.


Pixen allows you to create animations just as easily as you would single images. It's just drag and drop, then you've got an animated GIF, a QuickTime movie, or even a sprite sheet on your hands.

Free. Download required.


 With DrawBerry, you have all the possibilities the vectorial drawing offers you in a free, easy to use and powerful application. If you don’t need applications such Illustrator or Inkscape and you want to create some simple (or less simple) illustrations, DrawBerry is for you. Download required.


CloudCanvas describe themselves as Adobe Creative Suite meeting Google Docs. Create digital art, design and other rich media right in your web browser for free.

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An online drawing pad that enables you to draw pictures online. Free.


TuxPaint is a free, award winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Download required.


ArtRage 2.5

Paint on your computer. Starter Edition is free but download required.



Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gesture. By combining simple motion controls with brush styles, Livebrush offers a fun and unique way to create graphics. Available for both Mac and PC. Download and install required.

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Queeky is an online platform for people who like drawing and online art. You can create animated drawings using QueekyPaint, a unique and easy to use draw application.



Part of Live Canvas, give SketchPan a try here.

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Free web based drawing tool with some interesting effects.


Free web based drawing tool.


Draw anything you like and share it instantly.

Create and share simple drawings — like those you do on a napkin in real life. Draw for fun or to communicate an idea. When you're done you can share your drawing with a single click!

* 100% free — no signup required.

* Share drawings on Twitter, Facebook, email and more!

* Embed drawings in your blog or website.

* Add to existing drawings.

* Works in your web browser, no downloads required.

* Also works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


Convert your photos into paintings.



Doozla — a drawing application... for kids!

Many software programs are overly complicated, with lots of scary looking buttons! Not so with Doozla - the simple interface lets your children draw and be creative within seconds of opening Doozla.

Doozla — as simple as using a paper and crayon but digitized!


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