Improv Canvas

Alon Chitayat

Improv Canvas is a real-time collaborative drawing tool that preserves the personal pen or brush stroke for a visual conversation. <br />


Musicians, dancers, and actors have always used improvisation for collaborative dialogue. This spontaneous conversation sparks new ideas, energy, and inspiration. As a visual artist, I envy that kind of collaboration. Improv Canvas offers a space to connect with another artist in a real-time brush stroke duet. It offers a hybrid alternative to the digital stylus – a freedom to choose your preferred drawing surface, medium and tool. The analog visual elements are captured on video, streamed, and combined onto a digital canvas. The resulting composition emerges from the joyful interplay of the two artists, whether face-to-face or miles apart.