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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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booklover0316 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
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?
MynameisandretheE2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Student Filmographer
B-master2015 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
i can't pull up the pictures when i used that.
xxXKatimeXxx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
omg I cant draw with a touchpad ;-;        lol, still helpful tho, thanks.
RFyle119 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I already used it and I'm getting the hang of it. ^_^ Thank you. 
eggzy43 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
cannot import jpg it all gys out... plz hlp
TheJohnsonEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
nice program
BakurasTenshi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist
Hi, I'm new here. I would like to figure out how to draw on this app. Can someone help me?
Kakumaukii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so hard to draw with a mouse.
Winterspirit-123 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
lol, u will get use to it
rainbowkitty3333 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ShapeZed Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Any way to make pen pressure work with a Surface Pro 3? The pen tech is N-trig.
JoyceGotangho Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner May 2, 2016   Digital Artist
You need to make this p2p. So people can draw together. It's 2016 Deviantart, what are you waiting for?
Ced145 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
I like it
SadieTheBunny Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone says it sucks but I like it,

Thanks for making it!
SadieTheBunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh nevermind, It was just blocked for some reason xD
SadieTheBunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
DemonChildRobin18 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
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.
Chain-Lighting Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
Internal-Poison Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to use it badly but I have nothing to draw
TicciTammy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know how to even draw a line!! HELP!!!
BlankSister Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student
Xenro57 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I find this very hard to use since I draw with a mouse... sigh..
RaspberryQuill Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Muro is useful for sketching or just little doodles..xD
CheeseCakeIsCool Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
How do you activate pro? 
vt2000 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It is now free....
fur-bitch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! this works!
Roodoki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
It didn't have filter, pro pr basic
fnaf-fan12334 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Ok this keeps happening to me the art I make are not there anymore
Toxicthewolf9 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mexikez Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
can i download the full program somewhere? it may be under my nose but i don't see the program anywhere for download. Do i have to purchase somewhere?
Heidi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
DeviantArt muro is only available online -- not for download.  It's free to use and you can get started here: ;)

Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Heidi. I have a doubt:

Until a few years ago, was available a special plugin that allows you to use a Wacom Tablet to draw on DA Muro, an option that is no longer available at present. One person told us about the situation in the Ayu-dA group (dedicated to give advice about DA to Spanish-speaking users), she has a Wacom Tablet that she wants to use to draw in DA Muro but the page does not recognize the device and no longer can download the plugin. What should be done in this case? Is there another way in which users with Wacom Tablet can use it in DA Muro?

Thank you ^^
Mexikez Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thanks Heidi, Do you work for the web site? If so, i totally suggest making it a stand alone program for download. So many people could utilize it, and it would be so useful. Right? 
Heidi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
I do work for DeviantArt.  :)  While we don't have any immediate plans to make DeviantArt muro a standalone program, I'll pass along your feedback to our development team.

Have you ever tried Autodesk SketchBook

Mexikez Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
I surprisingly have not :/ but it looks promising. One last question, could you possibly help me understand the import tool in the muro program? Sometimes drawings don't import and i was wandering if there were a bug or a problem on my end. Anyway, Thank you for your help Heidi. 
ikazon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015   Writer
Hi there! I'm afraid that's a known bug on our side. Our team is working to get that resolved, we'll have it fixed as soon as we can. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meanwhile!
Mexikez Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
no no it's fine. You still have a totally rockin' system! could you explain to me how to copy something i've selected/lasso'd real quick? i can't seem to figure it out. :(
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Writer
Sorry for the delayed reply! You can use the Copy option from the Edit menu, or you can use the keyboard shortcut command+c (ctrl+c, for Windows) to copy a selection. Hope that helps! :)
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Widyadk Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
Widyadk Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Artist
SgtVee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so i'm new to DV muro, i'm trying to figure out how to animate, can anyone point me in the right direction?
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