Some Fun with Deviant Art's Muro and my Wacom

Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)

If you haven't heard about Deviant Art's Muro web-based drawing site that was released earlier this month, you should check it out. I've been excited about these HTML 5 online drawing sites since first seeing Cloud Canvas earlier this year. They all still have a long ways to go before they will replace my Adobe Photoshop or Gimp, but I predict their use in the ability to quickly jot down notes and sketches to share with others online will grow tremendously in the near future. This will occur with the growth of HTML 5 in upcoming browser releases. This has already happened for myself and others with the use of Google Docs to share notes and ideas with spreadsheets or documents online. We all no longer pass around Microsoft Word or Excel documents, we share and collaborate online inside one Google Doc.

I finally had a chance to play with Muro a little bit and it is pretty fun. There are some decent brushes to play with and Deviant Art allows you to buy more if you are really into it. Muro works great with my Wacom, and I feel it overall was a lot smoother then Cloud Canvas or one or two other web-based drawers I tried. It is easy to forget you are inside a web browser when drawing in Muro.

Some Fun with Deviant Art's Muro

It's better then Paint, and you can share your work with others easily, but any power user graphic designer will probably scoff at it. I scoff somewhat I guess, but I do see potential uses for it.

One quick side note: Cloud Canvas no longer works for me. I tried with multiple computers and multiple browsers, not sure what is going on there.

HTML 5 Web-Based Drawing Sites:
Deviant Art's Muro
Cloud Canvas

Rate This!

Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
John's picture

Um, I think I like Cloud

Um, I think I like Cloud Canvas better. Works fine for me.

Share This!

Latest Free Brushes for Photoshop or Gimp

Latest Free Patterns for Photoshop or Gimp

Latest Free Texture Packs

Latest Articles

Posted: Sunday, May 21 2017
I've happened to stumble across the style of art called cubism unknowingly while I was working on...
Posted: Sunday, April 20 2014
Lately, I've been involved in a 2D Zombie Platform Shooter that is now available on online and in...
Posted: Sunday, March 23 2014
Comments: 5
Sorensen Leather, a high quality leather company in Denmark, has been kind enough to share 300 of...
Posted: Friday, February 21 2014
Comments: 1
I've been getting asked more often lately on how to take a high quality texture photograph so I...
Posted: Tuesday, February 11 2014
Vector art in the form of SVG files has become more and more popular. Web browsers typically can...
Posted: Monday, March 26 2012
Comments: 2
Well, I finally got around to creating a Google+ page for texturemate! If you are on Google+ and...
Posted: Tuesday, January 18 2011
Comments: 26
The latest version of abrMate now allows you to convert any newer Photoshop CS brush set that can...
Posted: Thursday, December 23 2010
Comments: 8
You can export as many brushes as you want to .png files in one step with abrMate. First, open all...
Posted: Monday, December 20 2010
Comments: 2
Exporting Adobe Photoshop brushes to .png's in abrMate is very easy. First, you must have one or...
Posted: Monday, December 20 2010
Comments: 2
Well I want to apologize for not releasing as many textures, brushes, and patterns lately. It's...

Latest News

Posted: Saturday, February 25 2017
Posted: Monday, July 25 2016
Posted: Sunday, March 20 2016
Posted: Sunday, February 21 2016
Posted: Sunday, March 29 2015
Posted: Monday, October 27 2014
Posted: Friday, March 07 2014

Share With Others!

Legal Stuff

Every resource provided on texturemate is considered completely royalty free! The stock textures, texture packs, brush packs, and any other resources available for download on this site are completely free and may be used in commercial or non-commercial applications. Credit to texturemate for use of available textures or brushes is appreciated, but not required. These textures may be used in 3D modeling software packages where their appearance is altered, such as Blender, 3DS Max, Solidworks, CAD, or Second Life. They may also be used in scrapbooking applications. The only exception is that they cannot be redistributed commercially in their unedited form. These textures cannot be re-packaged and resold without significant modifications to their appearance. Brush packs may be used to create unique images in Gimp or Adobe Photoshop, but they cannot be redistributed without being significantly edited. Any resource on texturemate may be linked to when sharing information or resources to others.