Install Drawing on Nvidia Jetson


Simple program used to hand-draw png images.

To run: Menu -> Graphics -> Drawing
To run in terminal: drawing

Note: This serves a different purpose than Microsoft Paint. If you want a Paint-style tool, install Kolourpaint:
sudo apt install kolourpaint

Fortunately, Drawing is very easy to install on your Nvidia Jetson in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nvidia Jetson.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Drawing.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Nvidia Jetpack for your specific Jetson (Jetson Xavier, or Jetson Orin).
Drawing will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nvidia Jetson with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Drawing

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Drawing.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Creative Arts category.

Now scroll down to find Drawing in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Drawing for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at