As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t see an image these days without wanting to do something with it in the Gimp. This is a Gimp “sketch” of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars movie #7. It would probably be better in plain black and white with a little less realism, but I have to get to work now. ;)
I was going through old photos recently and found this “Bleeding Heart” drawing that I made on a Buddha Board back in February, 2015. FWIW, Buddha Boards seem to make good Christmas gifts. I got this one as a Christmas gift in 2014.
I use Gimp to work on images all the time, but I was just reminded of Inkscape as a free tool for drawing and illustrating.
This weekend I’ll be giving Monodraw a test drive. It’s an ASCII-art drawing program for Mac OS X. If it’s as good as advertised I may use it to draw images for my new book.
asciiflow.com is my favorite ASCII art drawing tool. It lets you draw and re-size boxes, draw lines and arrows, add text, supports and undo feature, and more. All online, all free.
My favorite artist these days resides at BuddhaDoodles.com.
I’m still in the eval period, but Artboard looks like a good, simple Mac OS X drawing application. I currently use GIMP for almost everything, but it’s not really intended for certain things.
Every time I go back to writing GUI programs, I find that I want to document my UI layout code, especially when I use something like a JGoodies layout in a Java/Swing application. I just took a look around and found some ASCII drawing programs, which may help me create the documentation I’m looking for, i.e., an ASCII drawing I can put in my Java/Scala comments, above my UI layout code. I created this particular drawing with asciiflow.com.
This code may not make much sense without seeing the end result, but ... the following source code shows how to draw lines and arcs in Scala and Java: