Express your creativity in Python through simple PyPen sketches!

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Express your creativity in Python through simple PyPen sketches!

What is PyPen?

PyPen tries to be the end-all solution to creative coding in Python. It provides very easy-to-use functions for drawing primitives to the screen and getting user input.

We felt like there was always a bunch of overhead needed to get nice and simple HTML-canvas-like graphics to work in Python and that this overhead always made for a half-baked user experience.

PyPen is basically doing all of the boring stuff in the background and exposes simple functions like clear(), circle(x, y, radius), rectangle(x, y, width, height) and many more for you to use and express your creativity with.

How do I Use PyPen?

Checkout our setup tutorial: How do I Use PyPen


  1. type pip install pypen and follow instructions if any extra dependencies are needed.
  2. type pypen --init example, which will create a file named in your current directory.

The file will look like this:

from pypen import *

def start():
    settings.fps = 60

def update():
    rectangle(20, 20, 300, 400, "red")
  1. type pypen example and a window should popup with something looking like this:

  2. edit the file by checking out PyPen's documentation and examples

Inspiration from our Examples:

Example 002 Example 003
Example 002 Gif Example 003 Gif
Example 006 Example 007
Example 006 Gif Example 007 Gif
Example 010 Example 011
Example 010 Gif Example 011 Gif

(For Maintainers) How does PyPen work?

We have an entire page dedicated to explaining the inner workings of PyPen. If you are a developer interested in helping PyPen's development, you should check it out: How does PyPen Really Work?