Draw to Art

October 2018 | By Google Creative Lab, Google Arts & Culture Lab, IYOIYO

Doodle to discover great works of art

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Every great work of art started as a sketch, but what if your sketches could help you discover great works of art?

That’s the idea behind Draw to Art, a Google Arts & Culture installation in the form of an easel. It uses machine learning to match your doodles to paintings, sculptures, and drawings from museums around the world. 

To create Draw to Art, we used the Sketchy database to train a neural network, teaching it to match doodles to artwork.