Google Chrome's Canvas app lets you unleash your artistic ability

Sketch with Google's browser.

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We drew a very quick vampire on Google Canvas, but you can probably do better.

Google Canvas/Screenshot by CNET

Google is letting you doodle within its Chrome browser with a simple app.

You can go to Canvas using canvas.apps.chrome and start drawing immediately, as previously reported by Chrome Unboxed.

It's pretty straightforward -- you can choose among pencil, ink pen, marker, chalk and eraser, then pick any hex color. This gives you a massive range of palettes.

Your drawing is saved to your Google account, and you can download it as a PNG file.

Drawing with a mouse or touchpad isn't ideal (as evidenced by our quick attempt), so would-be Google Canvas artists probably will be better off using a stylus and touchscreen.