Vermeer Live

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Vermeer Live is a program to help artists draw quickly and accurately. It's free and open-source software released under an MIT license.

The program works by displaying a live webcam video of your drawing on top of a reference image. This way, you can instantly see and fix mistakes. Rather than explain in words, it's probably easier to show a video demo:

Vermeer Live will be useful for students, hobbyists, and professionals working in any medium, including

For more information, you can also read the manual.

Download & installation

Vermeer Live works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. To use it, simply download and extract the latest version and run the .jar inside. The manual has more specific instructions.


The source code is included in the download link above. If you would like to contribute changes to the program, please feel free to email me.

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