I saw a Twitter entry from Chris Messina about this a few days ago. Pardon me, he’s trademarked his name, let me try this: chrismessina™ . Here is the link to the Muro drawing application http://muro.deviantart.com/, and the Ultimate Muro User’s Guide.
It is free, it is from Deviant Art, and anyone can have fun with it. No artistic training is necessary. I say this with confidence. Prior to trying it, I’d relied almost exclusively on MS Paint as a drawing aid. I drew a snail using Muro. Here it is.
I think it is a beautiful snail. However, I will continue to restrict my public domain creations to screen shots and uploads from the Second Life™ interface by Linden Lab™ until I acquire a more refined aesthetic sensibility.
HTML Tip: For that little trademark entityTM superscript, use this:
or the character decimal code:
entity & # 8 4 8 2;
Note that the character hex code
entity & # 2 1 2 2;
did not work. Perhaps WordPress is to blame? Also note that the extra spaces are mine: despite many efforts, with much html, WordPress insisted on converting my source into page view.
UPDATE: For a more comprehensive description of Muro, and a very nice visual which is probably more aesthetically appealing than my snail, I’d suggest having a look at the CAD blog on Muro.