Prepare to turn your mouse into a paintbrush

Attention, all doodlers! We’d like to introduce you to Odosketch—the very fun, very easy and, best of all, very free flash drawing application that allows you to create sketches on a digital canvas with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Odopod, a digital branding agency in San Francisco, created the application for Adobe aiming to “recreate the decidedly non-digital experience of working with a sketchbook.” And they’ve succeeded; even the most technophobic among us shouldn’t have any difficulty maneuvering through color selection and brush size, then sketching with precise accuracy. There’s also a playback feature that re-creates one’s work from blank page to complete drawing, showing the artist’s every brushstroke (including erases and do-overs). And if you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to browse through the Design Gallery—since its inception in 2005, Odosketch has saved more than 22,000 drawings. Get clicking!

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