Robots w/Lasers

April 4, 2006

Sketches of Q

…is the name of my favorite sketching app. It was written to run on Sharp’s Linux-based Zaurus PDA. The features that make it stand out, are:

  • The canvas is actually twice the resolution of the screen, and as you draw, it draws onto the larger canvas, which is then scaled down smoothly to give nice smooth, sketchy lines
  • The paint bucket tool: Instead of instantly filling all connected areas, ink would slowly pour out as long as you held the pen on the screen. This let you fill shapes that weren’t completely closed

I’ve duplicated the first feature in a proof-of-concept app for Nintendo’s DS handheld.

Download .nds (see update)

View Sourcecode

Draw screenshot
Screenshot of my app from emulator
Sketches of Q
Screenshot of Zaurus version.
Filed under: Draw,Nintendo DS — davr @ 9:52 pm


  1. Linux-Based DS Draw Emulator…

    David over at Robots w/ Lasers has taken his favorite sketching application and duplicated it for the Nintendo DS. The app was written for Sharp’s Linux-based Zaurus PDA and has a couple stand-out features. For example, you draw on……

    Trackback by Kotaku — April 7, 2006 @ 6:24 am

  2. I got draw3 wat eva that means. idk if its the latest. i have some problems and i cant really understand how to fix them. 1. on the top screen when the app starts it says FAT FAIL. dont know if its important. 2. When iu try to save its says the file name then under it says..error opening file.. 3the main problem i guess is i cant save or find my pics. can you help?

    Comment by Billy — June 16, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

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