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Cart [#22602#] | Copy | Code | 2016-06-10 | Link

Japanese calligraphy drawing tool



  • Added mouse input mode (using undocumented mouse feature)


arrows: move brush
z: put brush to paper
x: new paper
left-shift: toggle input mode (mouse/keyboard)

[mouse mode]
mouse: move brush
click: put brush to paper

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Cart [#11019#] | Copy | Code | 2015-05-31 | Link

P#11020 2015-05-31 04:13 ( Edited 2018-09-02 23:26)


I was sceotical about the fact you can draw kanji with 4 directions controls but the nice inertia you added to the brush really make it possible.

P#11021 2015-05-31 05:00


Thanks! It goes well beyond my expectations. I wrote hiragana:

P#11023 2015-05-31 08:38


P#11024 2015-05-31 09:05 ( Edited 2015-05-31 09:07)


Made some splatoon fanart by changing X to switch ink colors :D

P#11029 2015-05-31 19:59


I made an expressive face. It doesn't look like much but it was very fun to do!

P#11478 2015-07-07 11:08


The art people made with it is probably the best part, I too was impressed at what Shodo can do with 4 arrow keys. 5/5 would make calligraphy with again.

P#11896 2015-07-27 10:19


beautiful!! love the simplicity and elegance of this.

could add some inkpots to the side for changing colours? (autohide when not near or during stroke)

P#12199 2015-08-03 00:25


This is so much fun! Mine... Got a little weird....

Took me a bit of doing to get a W that was vaguely legible but it was worth it as learning the brush physics made the pyramid and eye a lot easier.

P#12476 2015-08-08 13:36 ( Edited 2015-08-08 13:37)


P#12490 2015-08-09 01:19 ( Edited 2015-08-09 01:19)


This is impressive. Being able to reproduce such an organic style of painting in this limited electronic system is really something.

P#15065 2015-10-06 18:49


Impressive, the controls are perfect !

P#15904 2015-10-27 08:34


I discovered this through the pico-zine and after you mentioned the Macintosh MacCalligraphy application I attempted to search for it online but cannot find any information other than one expired ebay posting. I was hoping you could talk about its features as I am very intrigued. This is a very lovely little program.

P#17850 2015-12-16 15:05


Actually, I only have read about the software in a magazine and have no experience using it. So I don't know about its features in detail. Shodo might be rather different from the original Mac Shodo(MacCalligraphy).
By the way, I found a Japanese blog post including a photo of Mac Shodo's box made of paulownia and a screenshot.


P#19037 2016-03-01 10:55


This is incredible! I feel like I can do anything in this!

P#19278 2016-03-17 21:10


This game could use some mouse support!

P#22481 2016-06-07 23:49


This game does not need mouse support. What makes Shodo nice to use is it's inertia, something you can't get with a mouse.

P#22492 2016-06-08 02:25


I'm working on it. Shodo will have both mouse and keyboard input.

P#22511 2016-06-08 09:54


@oinariman, that すし is fantastic!

P#22547 2016-06-09 07:17


@cheapshot Thanks! The key point is to move the pen when it is going to up from paper.

P#22597 2016-06-10 06:55


I tested the mouse support on PocketCHIP. It didn't work well. It seems to cannot detect mouse release (touch up).

P#22650 2016-06-10 23:35


left_shift is working to switch from mouse to pad in the browser, but i don't seem to find out to make it work in the pico-8 standalone, any hint?

P#39752 2017-04-18 02:03


Rediscovered this and it is so charming, thank you for making it. I would love to see more exploration of digital painting like this where the feel and organic imperfection of strokes is leaned into.

P#56051 2018-09-02 12:25 ( Edited 2018-09-02 12:29)


Hmm, nice relaxing cart ... I'm wondering if this is possible to do with a mouse.

P#56052 2018-09-02 12:48


@dw817 if you press left shift it enables mouse mode.

P#56076 2018-09-02 18:06


Thanks, FlowingLily.

It was the LEFT SHIFT I didn't know about. No undo mode ?

P#56092 2018-09-02 23:26

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