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By January 9, 2007

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My mom tells me that she's been discovering a creative side with the Jackson Pollock painting site and that yes, they can be printed out! I thought I'd see what else I could find in the way of online drawing boards. Here's a few; I know there's more out there somewhere...

GE - Imagination Cubed - A lovely big clean page to draw on with a marker - though it lacks an eraser. You can also use IM or email to invite friends to join in.
Youdraw.com - offer a simple interface which some people do amazing artwork on. You can submit your drawings for display. Youdraw have even published posters filled with hundreds of drawings, and a book is in the works.
Graffiti.playdo.com - is an online graffiti board, but you are drawing with strangers, most of whom seem to just want to scribble over everything! Beware of bad language, too.
mydrawings.com is a collective drawing / graffiti space, where you can vote on other people's artwork. It also has a mix of interesting, creative stuff and inane drivel, and again, watch out for the anti-social behavior.

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April 11, 2008 at 10:23 am
(1) Giles says:

Another good one is Sketchplanet, http://www.sketchplanet.com

September 24, 2008 at 11:18 pm
(2) Kerry says:

As a professional illustrator, I think SketchPAN, http://www.sketchpan.com has the most versatile and easy tools to work with. Like its replaying function, flipbooks and drawing on somebody else’s drawing.
And it’s free. You should add this one, too.

May 28, 2009 at 10:52 am
(3) Lerizze says:

How do u invite friends using IM in imaginatioon cubed???

November 7, 2009 at 7:47 am
(4) Amir Hossein says:

http://www.scriblink.com/ is a collaborative sketching tool. It uses Java and you can easily invite anyone using a URL that it provides.

March 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm
(5) Kassandra says:

I cant find what im looking 4!!!!!

May 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm
(6) hypnoboyy says:

Hi, i have the probleme to read this post i use explorer and it’s hard to read.

What program i can find to read normaly this board ?

Thanks you

May 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm
(7) Helen South says:

This website, and the sites linked from this Online Drawing Boards post, should all display correctly in both Explorer and Firefox. Most online drawing boards, as far as I know, use Flash and Java, so you need to make sure those are enabled in your browser (and that you have the latest updates).

Occasionally websites do have technical issues, so try again the following day if it still doesn’t work.

It could also be the case that you have slow connection issues.

September 13, 2010 at 1:30 am
(8) Tina says:

http://www.iscribble.net/ is a pretty good drawing board. The only drawback is that you can’t use all the tools until you meet certain requirements. You can even make private boards, so no unwanted scribbling!

November 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm
(9) Rachel Goldstein says:

Hi there. You made a great list of online drawing boards. I just added a drawing application, as well as a draw chat application to my already existing drawing tutorials site. The site is Drawing How to Draw


January 10, 2011 at 11:34 am
(10) Wally says:

http://www.dabbleboard.com They are very neat and you can add documents and images to the boards, plus you can save your images. You can embed the widget on your site and also have a chat.

I’m a teacher and would like to find one that can save the chat also, not only the images. Does anyone knows of one?

August 25, 2011 at 9:24 am
(11) momo says:

Amazing collaborative pixel art drawing site

August 25, 2011 at 9:25 am
(12) momo says:

http://tzigla.com/ – Amazing collaborative pixel art drawing site

February 28, 2012 at 3:17 am
(13) Mike says:

I also suggest this other online whiteboard
It has lots of tools such as opacity and shortcuts for mouse and graphic tablet.

August 23, 2012 at 11:22 am
(14) Derk says:

And for one that works with the ipad and stuff as well as your computer I would suggest http://www.squarific.com It also lets you chat and you can draw with strangers, friends or alone.

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