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Awesome Animations Showcase

19 July 2018

I love seeing people sharing their Brush Ninja animations on Twitter and I wanted a way to record my favorites. So I have made an animation showcase, that highlights the awesome animations being made in Brush Ninja. If you want your animation to be featured then share the animated gif...

Mac App Released!

24 June 2018

After a couple of months of hard work, a lot more work than I had anticipated, I have finally released Brush Ninja on the Mac App Store! Brush Ninja is something I have really enjoyed working on, and I have a lot of ideas for improvements. Hopefully people like it...

Progress Update

28 April 2018

Recently I have been busy working away on Brush Ninja - but there’s not been much visible progress. My main focus has been on the next stage of Brush Ninja, and that’s making a desktop app. I want to turn this simple web app into something you can use properly....

Animations Save as you Draw

11 April 2018

Something I have wanted to have for a long time is a Brush Ninja file format, and this is the first step towards that. Animations are now saved in your web browser so that you can come back to them later and continue where you left off. Even if your...

Background Images from Unsplash and More

27 March 2018

Brush Ninja is designed as a simple way to get your ideas moving. I want everything to be as straight forward as can be. And so, with that in mind, I bring you the latest update. Background Images from Unsplash I’m a web designer by trade, so I’ve used Unsplash...

The Illusion of Life

27 March 2018

There’s so much to learn from Disney, these 12 basic principles are only the start - but they’re a really good one. Following these principles helps to make animations feel more energetic or alive. You can use them to different degrees depending upon the style of animation you are using....

New Paint Engine

18 March 2018

As I mentioned before, Brush Ninja is in a constant state of improvement. I’ve spent the last few days working on a new paint engine. Paint Engine? Ok, I made up the name, but essentially what I have done is change how the images are drawn. I’ve broken things up...

Recent Brush Ninja Updates

13 March 2018

Over the last few weeks I have updated Brush Ninja at least once a day. What follows are some of the highlights from the last few days. New Tools Previously there were brushes (which I have decided are now pens), and now we have shapes and lines. Simple geometric objects...

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