Drawing is one form of creative expression that has not made a rapid transition
to the digital/online world. The tablet may well change that. Paper is
one of the most amazing tablet apps I have seen. It is beautifully made
and the art that people are creating on it is inspiring.
seems like there is even more potential that can be unlocked with
drawing. Draw Something showed that everyone can draw something (no pun
intended). But Draw Something is a two person game. It is not massively
multiplayer and social in the way that Twitter, Instagram, and
Enter DrawQuest. DrawQuest is the creation of our portfolio company Canvas.
One of the most popular features in the Canvas community is the drawing
challenge. The company regularly sends out a themed challenge and the
community responds to it. That inspired DrawQuest.
DrawQuest is a
tablet app, initially for the iPad only. After signing up, you receive
daily challenges, you draw them, submit, and then you can see what
others have done with the challenge. You can like, play back someone
else's drawing, follow users, etc.
DrawQuest is a game in the
same way that Foursquare is a game. It’s fun and engaging and you get
feedback on your creations. I believe this kind of interaction will lead
more people to draw on their tablet in the same way that Instagram has
led more people to take photos on their camera.