1. sketchlets

sketchlets are easily traceable drawing activities hand-created by team sketchmi.

They come in a variety of themed packs, with different styles and difficulties. You can use sketchlets online, or download them to your tablet for offline use.

  1. Visit the sketchlet library and tap on one that you like. 
  2. Pick out a page to trace. Zoom in on the page to make it bigger if needed.
  3. Close the plastic flap over your tablet. Put a piece of paper on the plastic flap and start creating! Combine pages from different sketchlets for even more creative possibilities.


iPad Tap on a sketchlet below. Tap on "Open in iBooks".

Android Tap on a sketchlet below. Open it in PDF viewer. 


With photo trace, you can trace directly from an existing image!

1. Find an image that you'd like to draw: you can take a photo, pull up a photo from your gallery/albums, or search for one online

2. Images that work best with sketchmi:

  • Simple images with few small details
  • High contrast images with clearly defined lines
  • Clip art

3. We recommend using your tablet to edit the image for the best sketching experience. You can:

  • Zoom in on the image to make it bigger
  • Crop the image
  • Apply filters/adjust contrast and lighting
  • Use photography apps to convert any image into traceable line drawings

Cover your tablet with the plastic flap. Put a piece of paper on the plastic and start creating! Try combining photos and sketchlets for some zany sketching concoctions!




Check out examples of photo trace in our one-sketch-a-day campaign.