With 60 million unique visitors a month* and 20 million registered members, deviantART is the largest online art community that allows artists to exhibit and comment on artworks. In August 2010, during deviantART’s 10th birthday , the company launched muro, a HTML5 drawing application that now counts 2.5 million deviantART muro-related “deviations”
During a conference call, co-founder and CEO Angelo Sotira, Lead Developer Mike Dewey and Art Director Forest Stearns, showed me a demo of Redraw, the latest and greatest feature of muro: Redraw allows users to record and replay their digital drawing session in super high definition (up to four times the resolution of any HD video).
You can watch the demo in the embedded video above or check it here, you can tune the playback speed with the slider featuring the turtle and the rabbit, and in artist mode you can see which brushes has been used.
With Redraw, people will be able to learn particular techniques and brushstrokes from their favorite artists and we can easily imagine that art teachers will be eager to use this tool to share their knowledge more efficiently.
Muro with Redraw is free and publicly available on the deviantART website. The application is touch-enabled, supports iOS (iPhone, iPad) and is compatible with Wacom Web plug-ins.
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