Monday, March 15, 2010


I love the muted colours available at Odosketch. Check out the gallery to see some wonderful sketches by real artists, or glance below to see chook scratchings. Yes, I can't draw for nuts, but I wanted to show you the lovely smooth flowing strokes you can get from your mouse. This would be a lovely place to share with your kids. The interface is fairly intuitive - you click the colour you want, then start to experiment on the canvas. You can also erase, and save if you've registered, then get an embed code. There's even a feature where you can watch sketches replay.

Here's what the Odopod site has to say about Odosketch:

Odosketch seeks to recreate the decidedly non-digital experience of working with a sketchbook. Its papery textures, variety of brushes and intentional imperfections make you forget you're working on a screen.

Let's think how Odosketch could be used for literacy. I think it would make a brilliant place for kids to practise making their letters for a start. There's a lovely swooshy feel to it. It's not a place I would recommend for actually writing a story, but it would make a nice canvas to create a special picture to accompany a story. It's also a great place to play hangman or noughts and crosses. 


  1. I made a smurf...

  2. Kelly Burstow16 March, 2010

    It almost looks like collage. Beautiful!

  3. Book Chook16 March, 2010

    David, your smurf has just trumped by chicken scratchings!

  4. Book Chook16 March, 2010

    It's really worth checking out, Kelly. Sometimes I love bright primary colours, but it is the watercolour on paper effect here that is attractive.

  5. Especially good for practicing letters because of the replay option!

  6. Book Chook17 March, 2010

    Good point, Kelly, thanks!


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