A fun way to waste an hour drawing Chinese characters online

A designer friend Mauricio shared this link with me &, having no artistic talent myself, I thought it was awesome.  I don't know the back story but I think it involves math somehow to make the shading process easier.  But, anyway, it's hard to explain until you start playing around with it.

Draw Chinese Characters Online


The 'brush' that I think is the most interesting is 'Chrome'.  After loading the page, go to the top middle drop down box & select 'Chrome'.  Then you can just click & start drawing things in the white space below.  You'll soon see that as you make lines & shapes, it starts to shade in the areas in between.  Very cool.


After drawing faces for about 5 minutes, I immediately starting messing around with Chinese characters.  I think that the next time I am bored with character homework, I will probably bring up this site and start drawing there instead.  It adds a fun, visual element to the otherwise boring review process.  

Plus, since some of your have websites of your own, I figured you might want to make the occassional fancy-looking Chinese character to use as an image.  (If you click 'save' it converts the file to a .png image in a new window that you can right click & save to your computer.)


I have included a few more characters I did below.  I really want to see what you guys can do with the same tool.  Upload your own character photos in the comments below.  

Link again: Draw Chinese Characters

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Comment by Simon Webb on March 30, 2012 at 9:04pm

This is great!

Comment by Gen on February 23, 2012 at 4:39pm

what's wrong with the brush?!?!?!?!


Comment by sikora on February 16, 2012 at 11:00am

Yeah, that's pretty slick! 

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