deviantART Muro: It's Time to Draw!
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For weeks, we've been teasing you with our "It's coming..." campaign. Claiming that something  was innovative, expressive, inspiring, and coming... soon! With August 7th, 2010, upon us — aka deviantART's 10th birthday — the time has come to unveil the product we've spent months developing: deviantART Muro!

From start to finish, deviantART Muro allows users to create complete works of art in ways never before realized by digital drawing programs. deviantART Muro already boosts standard and interactive brushes, full-blown layer capabilities, and the ability to upload directly to your deviantART account, but we've also left room for expansion. You can expect to see many features and functions added in the coming weeks and months.

  • deviantART's free HTML5 powered drawing app
  • 21 brushes, each uniquely programmed
  • Basic and Pro modes, both free
  • Intuitive layout and functionality
  • Supports all HTML5-enabled browsers including the iPad
  • Submit drawings directly to your deviantART Gallery
  • Convenient design allows more focus on your art
  • Join fellow deviants in a public forum to share drawings
  • Start private threads in your group's Admin Area and enjoy picture comments

A handful of deviantART's top digital artists have been helping test deviantART Muro, ensuring that it's exactly what they, and the community, would expect from our top-tier drawing tool. The nine deviations to the right were created exclusively with deviantART Muro and accurately depict the tool's wide range of drawing capabilities.

The time has come for you to start using deviantART Muro! The standalone tool is available in both Basic and Pro modes — Basic for beginning artists and Pro for more experienced users.

If you're interested in sharing drawings with friends, two options are available via Basic mode.

Participate in the deviantART Muro forum to share drawing enabled forum comments.

Groups can choose to allow drawing enabled comments in the Private Discussion Forum of their Admin Area.


We've been developing deviantART Muro for many months now and to finally release it to the world is an important and special moment for us. Many conversations have brought us to this point and we've come to realize that making deviantART Muro as widely adoptable as possible, while still giving enthusiasts options for expansion, is one of the tool's most integral features.

Deviants can sit down with deviantART Muro and have fun from the first stroke, or can spend hours crafting the perfect masterpiece. An intuitive drawing tool that's easy to understand and master, with the benefit of being contained within a single browser window, we truly believe that deviantART Muro will revolutionize how art is created and shared on the Internet. The work our developers and engineers have put into this product is inspiring and is a testament to deviantART's commitment for enhancing and revitalizing the arts.

Please join me in leaving your mark with deviantART Muro.

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luvwarriorsNew Deviant

im used to draw with a mouse ^^

Meh182's avatar

My hand is too shaking to draw with a mouse ;-;

DreamStoryM's avatar
DreamStoryMHobbyist General Artist
How do I use pro mode?
booklover0316's avatar
Hi, for some reason I can't seem to use the eraser tool. Is anyone else having the same problem? Does anyone have a solution?
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MynameisandretheE2Student Filmographer
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B-MasterAnimationHobbyist Filmographer
i can't pull up the pictures when i used that.
xxXKatimeXxx's avatar
omg I cant draw with a touchpad ;-;        lol, still helpful tho, thanks.
RFyle119's avatar
RFyle119Hobbyist Artist
I already used it and I'm getting the hang of it. ^_^ Thank you. 
eggzy43's avatar
cannot import jpg it all gys out... plz hlp
BakurasTenshi's avatar
Hi, I'm new here. I would like to figure out how to draw on this app. Can someone help me?
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KakumaukiiHobbyist Digital Artist
so hard to draw with a mouse.
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Winterspirit-123Hobbyist Artist
lol, u will get use to it
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rainbowkitty3333Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ShapeZed's avatar
Any way to make pen pressure work with a Surface Pro 3? The pen tech is N-trig.
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JoyceGotanghoStudent Digital Artist
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Crystal-Secret Digital Artist
You need to make this p2p. So people can draw together. It's 2016 Deviantart, what are you waiting for?
Ced145's avatar
Ced145Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it
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SadieTheBunnyHobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone says it sucks but I like it,

Thanks for making it!
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SadieTheBunnyHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh nevermind, It was just blocked for some reason xD
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SadieTheBunnyHobbyist Digital Artist
Whenever I click "draw now" and it brings a whole new tab up, then it trys to load, But then the screen goes blank. But just the DA muro. Nothing else. It's like it fails to load. Please fix.
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Hey, how do I enter "Pro Mode"? I don't see it anywhere in my DA Muro. Without it, I can't get the "filters" menu.
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Chain-LightingHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice program, theres some trouble using it though when you have a tablet, sometimes its not responsive at all :<

A feature i would love to see is to be able to rightclick and choose which size you want on the brush, just like in photoshop.
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Internal-PoisonHobbyist Digital Artist
I want to use it badly but I have nothing to draw
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