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Drawr is one of the biggest online drawing platform (similar to Pixiv Sketch).
Drawr is one of the biggest online drawing platform (similar to Pixiv Sketch).
URL http://drawr.net/
Project status Offline
Archiving status Partially saved (nearly complete)
Project source drawr-grab
Project tracker drawr
IRC channel #drawrnomore (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

Drawr was one of the biggest online drawing platform (similar to Pixiv Sketch). The website shut down on December 2, 2019, 13:00 JST (04:00 UTC)[1].

Site structure

Browsing pages:

Drawings are viewed under http://drawr.net/show.php?id=$ID with incremental IDs going to about 7.17M as of the shutdown. User profiles are under /user.php?id=$ID, with the maximum ID being 359451 as of 2019-11-14.

Each drawing may be accompanied by three files, hosted on a img##.drawr.net domain (## going from 01 to 12): a .png, a .xml, and/or a .gz, but for most drawings, not all files exist. The .png normally exists and contains a render of the finished drawing, as does the (at least one) .gz file, which contains the actual drawing data in zlib-compressed AMF3 format. The .xml only exists if the drawing was made in multiple sessions, and if so, it contains references to two or more .gz files. Drawings can also be based on a previous drawing, and in this case, the .gz file contains an obfuscated URL to the previous drawing's .png; this can happen for multiple layers. (In a few rare cases for very old drawings from the initial days of the website, the .gz file instead contains some URL that needs to be passed into an API to get that obfuscated URL, but the API is broken as of Nov 2019.)

There is an API referenced under http://drawr.net/api but this no longer worked as of November 2019.



All of these (except the embed one) cause issues in the playback on the website player, but some can be worked around.


Nearly all of the drawings were archived by User:JustAnotherArchivist between 2019-11-26 and 2019-12-02 with qwarc. About 7.04 million drawing IDs were covered, and 160k were left to be scanned when the website was shut down.

An ArchiveBot job for the site was running as well (job:cvyzqtvmq3dhxbsn4sux95ju2), but this did not cover the drawing data and many other things.

The warrior project got banned after a short time and was never resumed after that.