Making Art Online

Sometimes it can be nice to distract yourself with something fun you can create!

Weavesilk is a site that allows you to make symmetrical art easily with only a mouse.

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 10.46.33 AMHere is a drawing I did just now with the trackpad on my laptop. What do you think it looks like—a cat, or a jellyfish, or a spaceship?

Some tips:

  • Once at the site, click “Draw something”
  • In the upper left hand corner, there is a blue dot. However over it—it should say ‘controls’
  • Click on that—it will show 7 colors, and you can change the color you are working with by clicking on the color you want
  • You can also mix colors, by holding onto color with your mouse and dragging it to another dot of color
  • You can also play with the bar labeled “rotational symmetry,” and turn the ‘mirror across center’ and ‘spiral towards center’ on or off
  • Draw by clicking in the center and moving your mouse
  • Hit space to clear the page, and z to undo

What other sites do you like to use when you need a distraction? Let us know in the comments!

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