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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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4chan Founder Chris Poole Releases DrawQuest, an App Designed to Inspire Creativity




DrawQuest, a new iPad app from 4chan founder Chris Poole (also known as moot), aims to combine art creation with social interaction via daily drawing challenges.

Building on his experience with Canvas, an HTML 5 application designed to allow users to share and remix media, Poole designed the app to help people express themselves through art.
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DrawQuest is about re*learning to express yourself creatively and sticking with it. Everything about DrawQuest -- from our simple drawing tools to the ability to star and play back drawings -- was designed to foster a community of budding creators.
DrawQuest is billed as a free drawing community designed exclusively for the iPad. The app, which requires users to sign up, presents a drawing challenge each day. With included tools, users are asked to complete quests, which include enhancing a base image.

A new image template is added daily, and after finishing a challenge, users can view the work of other artists, watching playback, sharing an image on social networks, and starring favorites. Drawings are entirely public - there's no option for private sharing.

In an interview with The Verge, Poole reveals that his inspiration for DrawQuest came from Canvas users who were too intimidated to use the image creation tools. With prompts, Poole believes he can inspire creativity with constraints.
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"One of the scariest things you can place in front of an adult is a blank sheet of paper and a pencil," Poole says. "It's like you're pointing a gun at them. 'Sorry, I don't draw, I don't write, I don't origami,' they'll say."
DrawQuest is a free app and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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Am I the only one who finds this concept utterly bizarre?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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I don't see this becoming as trendy as 4chan. There are quite a few interesting people over there.
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Am I the only one who finds this concept utterly bizarre?
No, I'm with you. I also think there's something creepy bout that smiling face… maybe it's the eyes.

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No, I'm with you. I also think there's something creepy bout that smiling face… maybe it's the eyes.

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It's the eyes...
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:08 PM   #7
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I hear the DrawQuest /b/ section is horrific.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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I'll buck the trend: I think it sounds different from what's been done, quite possibly fun, and certainly worth the experiment.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:45 PM   #9
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No, I'm with you. I also think there's something creepy bout that smiling face… maybe it's the eyes.

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It's 100% cuter when animated. DrawQuest should look into this.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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It's something for free, can't complain.

Except if that something is Flash, then I can complain.
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It's 100% cuter when animated. DrawQuest should look into this.
Bahahaha, alright, here's something just for you, internet person. I might've gone a bit overboard:

Thumb resize.
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Will be all goat-c renderings.
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I'm 12 and what's a 4chan?
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Friends.. need to sip tea... and smile.
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1. Get famous for 4chan.
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Friends.. need to sip tea... and smile.
In the parlor ... with tea ... and cupcakes!!!
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Remind anyone of "DrawSomething"?
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Seems like some people have lost the ability to think different.
How bad can something that might inspire creativity be?
Much more innovative than buggering up an iGizmo fron 64GB to 128GB.
Maybe someday there'll be an app to inspire creative responses to unusual apps.
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No, I'm with you. I also think there's something creepy bout that smiling face… maybe it's the eyes.

<killed it with fire>
I jumped back in my chair when I scrolled that image into view. Thanks for that...
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This is art. When you hear a buzzer, stare at the art. MEEEEEEP.

This should be the new trollface.
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Remind anyone of "DrawSomething"?
Not at all.

They have total different styles of use/play.

Draw something is pictionary while this is more like a public art class. More magic piano than anything
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This looks brilliant fun! LOL(cats)
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