Have you ever wanted to draw with your friend(s) online but found that iscribble and/or flockdraw just didn’t do what you needed them to? Did you miss features such as pen pressure and the undo button? Did you need more than three layers?
WELL I’VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS
There’s this one tool that does SO MUCH MORE than either of those websites ever did.
It’s called drawpile and it is fantastic.
Sure, flockmod actually has an undo feature, but when used it deletes everyone’s progress from a certain amount of time which would cause some issues!
But drawpile has an undo specified to your actions and only yours. So if you’re drawing with anyone else, and you control z the hell outta your drawing, your friend’s art will be completely unaffected! This is the only shared drawing program I have seen that can do this.
And it’s 100% free.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE.
Drawpile supports PEN PRESSURE. Whether it’s for opacity, sizing, or hardness, or a combination of any of those, your tablet pens will work!
You can play around with your strokes to get them wherever you need them to be, much like a normal, individual art program!
And on top of that, you can have way more than just three layers!
You can have so many layers I literally don’t have the patience to try to find the limit. You can also rename them, clear them, make them invisible to you, and delete them as you wish!
ANNND it also has layer settings like normal drawing programs!
It doesn’t have all of the ones some individual programs do, but considering this is completely free and to be used by multiple people at once, this is incredible!
Not to mention you can lock a layer so only you can draw on it!
This is especially helpful to make sure no one accidentally does anything on your layer or any other layer that shouldn’t be touched!
Drawpile also has a paint bucket tool and the ability to open existing pictures in it so you can color pick from things for your art!
You can also mirror the canvas as you work and rotate it any way you need to in order to get your strokes just right!
You can also select certain pieces and rotate/transform/scale/move them as desired, which I never saw available in other group draws.
All you have to do is download the program from the site!
You also have a choice in what sort of session to make, and don’t have to make an account for it!
When you host a session for others to join, you can lock it with a password and give it out to only your friends. If you want it to be public, don’t set a password and check “announce at drawpile.net”.
Your session will then appear in a list for anybody to join!
There aren’t many people on at a time yet it seems, but honestly if you ever use iscribble or flockdraw, I HIGHLY suggest switching to this program. There aren’t any premium features either, from what I’ve seen. Unlike the other aforementioned sites, you don’t have to be a user for a certain amount of time to unlock different privileges.
I’m sure there are other features I haven’t mentioned either, but their site explains far better than I!