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DrawQuest brings daily art challenges to iPhone

on November 22, 2013

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DrawQuest is one of those iPad(s aapl) apps that, though it appears like an unlikely experiment on the surface, actually makes sense. Developed by 4Chan creator Christopher “moot” Poole, the low-pressure challenge to answer a prompt (“What’s in this swamp?”) with a drawing has cultivated a niche community filled with artists of all ages since it launched in February of this year. Now, it’s trying to do the same for the iPhone to bring daily drawing anywhere.

“We wanted to make an app that appealed to people of all ages, genders and skill levels, and that was a big challenge,” Poole says. “How do you make it inviting and friendly to non-artists, and also make it powerful enough and serious enough to make it useful for more serious people.”

DrawQuestEditorDrawQuest was actually built from another project Poole and his team worked on — a social image sharing site called Canvas

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