Google’s Auto Draw Transforms Your Scribbles

Auto Draw

Drawing vs Scribbling

There are two types of people in this world.  Those who can draw, and then there is the rest of us. I belong to the later group. Because of this deficiency, I was pleased to hear that Google has a new tool that will allow you to turn your scribbles into nice clean drawings. Using machine learning and AI, Auto Draw comes to the rescue. Your meager attempts to draw something recognizable is assisted rather well with a web-based tool named Auto Draw.  Auto Draw is an AI experiment that has gone mainstream. This online app is also available in the Google Play Store for Android. 

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Auto Draw augments your attempts to draw something recognizable with drawings from more talented humans. These drawings are created by professional artists and provide a pleasing result. The app matches your doodles with an artist drawn images that bear resemblance to your creations. The suggested images are displayed on the top bar of the app and will update as your drawing is created. Just click on a predawn image and voila, move over Da Vinci! 

The Tools

You have the option to draw without assistance or use the Auto Draw tool.  You have a Selection Tool, a standard Draw Tool that lets you adjust the line weight to thickness. There is a Text tool but you can only choose the font and size, no text style options available yet. There is a Fill tool, a Shape Tool (Circle, Rectangle or Triangle), a Color Palette, Zoom, Undo, and Trash.

What’s on the menu?

The menu allows you to choose one of three drawing areas, landscape, square or portrait.  It also includes options to Download your creation or Share it on Twitter, Facebook or Google +. You have access to How To tutorials and the Artist Library where you can make suggestions or find out how to submit your own creations.

So far I’ve only used the online app. I enjoyed playing with it and I’m sure my daughter will too. The app is fun to use.  Check it out.

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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of