A new iPad app, Draw Quest, can help users rediscover their hidden creative side…and maintain this rhythm on a daily basis. The app, conceived by entrepreneur Chris “moot” Poole of 4chan and Canvas fame, was inspired by the latter as the ‘drawing challenge’ element was rather popular with participants. Poole was named as part of Time magazine’s Most Influential Person online in 2008, so it ought to be a noteworthy project.
DrawQuest maintains this initial idea, but makes it the entire focus of the app rather than a small portion of it. The game allows would-be doodlers to build a community while striving to become better at iPad sketching. Those who download the free app will be posed with a new question or idea every day, which they must draw and submit. They can then view how others have interpreted the same prompt and, in a similar fashion to Facebook, ‘like’ particular images, or reach out to their originators if they so choose.
In an interview with Mashable, Poole said that the app was intended to channel the inner creative that lies inside us, but which may not get much “air time.” He commented,
If you pull people off of the street and ask them if they are artistic, most will say ‘no,’…People don’t view a blank slate or canvas as an opportunity to be creative, so we wanted to get the ball rolling by creating a template for them to work with.
This vehicle for visual creativity is only available for iPad at present, and can be obtained here, but it may soon be rolled out to other Apple technology. As a fairly new app, released just earlier this month, it may undergo a few changes as it develops, but the concept of ‘social drawing’ provides a fresh new take on iPad art that isn’t just for kids!