Tool collections:

There are countless tiny tools scattered across the internet, all made with love from independent developers.
They might not look like much at first, but if you start using them in combiation with your Professional Everyday Tools, you open the doors for wonderful, unique, and beautiful art.
This workshop will demo a tiny handful of these tiny tools, using them in combination with the Electric Zine Maker to make a zine!
My hope is that you will leave inspired, and start collecting tiny tools of your own... to regularly find use for in your work.


Cool Tools itch.io collection

Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup (directory)

The Electric Zine Maker

Tools Being Demoed:



  • Textreme 2 (the only one here that isn't free, but worth it! DOWNLOAD)
  • https://ash-k.itch.io/textreme-2

  • Glitchy 3bit dither demo (my absolute favorite and go-to glitch art resource, BROWSER)
  • https://jkirchartz.com/Glitchy3bitdither/

  • Sketchmachine (wonderful playful animation tool that outputs animated gifs, BROWSER)
  • https://sketchmachine.net/

  • high-eye (generates psychedelic images, DOWNLOAD)
  • https://ash-k.itch.io/high-eye

  • FLOW (unique image "scrambler", BROWSER)
  • https://flow.constraint.systems/

  • Wobble Paint (pixel art animated gif wobbly drawing, animated gif! BROWSER)
  • https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=40058

  • Dither Machine (generate dithering automatically, DOWNLOAD)
  • https://lunarlabs.itch.io/dither-machine

  • Bowels (weird bowel like drawing tool, BROWSER)
  • https://send-limones.itch.io/bowels

  • Noisedeck (beatufiul glitch art, generated art, BROWSER)
  • https://noisedeck.app/

  • Photomosh (more glitching and manipulating images, animated gif! BROWSER)
  • https://photomosh.com/

  • Natsukashii v1.2 (Draw ASCII in browser, BROWSER)
  • http://pixelverse.org/experiments/natsukashii/

  • Draw ASCII as text (in browser, outputs text, BROWSER)
  • http://ascii.alienmelon.com/

  • Flippory (fun artistic image flipping, BROWSER)
  • https://bludgeonsoft.itch.io/flippory

  • Polytomizator (image to poligon shapes, BROWSER)
  • https://storms2000.itch.io/polytomizator

  • Perspective Sketch (perspective line drawing, DOWNLOAD)
  • https://shindoh.itch.io/perspective-sketch

  • Tiles (old school, BROWSER)
  • http://www.stripegenerator.com/ and http://www.tartanmaker.com/

  • Strike (1-bit paint tool, BRWOSER)
  • https://amorphous.itch.io/strike

  • pixeldudesmaker (pixel art character generator, BROWSER)
  • https://0x72.itch.io/pixeldudesmaker

  • Bitmelo (pixel art in the browser, also make games, BROWSER)
  • https://bitmelo.com/