Obsidian and Drawings

Hello folks. I’m curious about how those that use Obsidian try to capture sketches or drawings? Is that possible? I have heard of Excalidraw but have not played with it. Thanks in advance!

The Excalidraw plugin is quite powerful and very actively developed. I haven’t actually used it myself but I am constantly impressed by the developer’s ability to expand its integration with Obsidian.

For instance, you can add links to other Obsidian notes in your drawings.

More on it here, including a variety of video walkthroughs:


The Excalidraw plugin is wonderful. It can import drawings made with Excalidraw itself:

On the other hand, if you want to make simple Mermaid diagrams, Obsidian supports Mermaid syntax:


to render as