4chan Founder Chris Poole Releases DrawQuest, an App Designed to Inspire Creativity

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    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 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.

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    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.
    DrawQuest is a free app and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 4chan Founder Chris Poole Releases DrawQuest, an App Designed to Inspire Creativity
     
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    Am I the only one who finds this concept utterly bizarre?
     
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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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    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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  5. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    It's the eyes... :)
     
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    I hear the DrawQuest /b/ section is horrific.
     
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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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    It's 100% cuter when animated. DrawQuest should look into this.
     
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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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    Bahahaha, alright, here's something just for you, internet person. I might've gone a bit overboard:

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    In other news, I wrote a 4chan image (and /f/) downloader. I have this massive archive of 4chan images that would even scare Chuck Norris.
     
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    Friends.. need to sip tea... and smile.
     
  16. ProVideo macrumors 6502

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    1. Get famous for 4chan.
    2. Release free app.
    3. ????
    4. Profit!!!
     
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    In the parlor ... with tea ... and cupcakes!!!
     
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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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    I jumped back in my chair when I scrolled that image into view. Thanks for that...
     
  21. Manderby macrumors 6502

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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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    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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