Friday, April 27, 2012

My Newest Addiction

 This is the image that started it all, folks. 

My little sister told me about this game, Draw Something. She said it was really fun and that I should download it. I'm not usually a phone user, let alone an app user. It took me a while to remember to look it up and give it a try. But when I did, it appealed to me right away. I like to draw, I like to guess what other people are drawing, and I like the constraint of using my finger and a very small phone screen to get the job done.
No, seriously. 

I started out with three colors and stick figures, but it wasn't long before I was "earning" more colors and adding more detail. That picture of the Joker is the first drawing where I actually took my time. It was fun to create something kind of good in a few minutes with my finger on a 3.5 inch display. And it didn't take long for me to realize that I had a problem. I probably play this game at least 5 times a day. 

Of course, the game has bugs. And the word selection repeats, so I have drawn a lot of words multiple times. Sometimes it is fun, because you want a chance to improve upon your last drawing or try making it a different way. But sometimes it is tedious because you get sick of drawing the same thing over and over again.    
It is interesting to compare a few of my multiples side by side. 
Can you guess what these are? I bet you can. They didn't take long to draw.  They are in the 30 second-1 minute range.
These took a little longer.  I'd say 1-3 minutes. Man it is hard to get the details right on such a small picture.
With your finger. 
I actually looked these up on Google Images first (except for the "symphony" which I also normally accompany with a picture of a chocolate bar) just so that I wouldn't get lost. I don't do that often. But if I'm going to spend perhaps more than 3 minutes drawing something, I want it to be legit. 

This next picture is one of my favorites. I didn't even try to get that look on Taylor's face, but it happened. This is why I love using my finger on a small surface. Crazy things happen. Sometimes you have to erase those crazy things 5 times, but when you get a good one, it's fun.   

How else do you draw Kanye West?
I know I'm bragging, but remember, that is what this blog is for. This next drawing is the pinnacle. I cannot top it. I will never be able to draw anything better than this on my phone. It is all downhill from here. I actually found out while doodling you can run out of time, or "ink" as they call it. I had to finish the other two characters pretty quickly. I had to draw more than Captain Jack, because I was going for the actor, not the character.

So that's it folks.  I should probably put myself on a technology fast.  Seriously.
I have a problem.  


Lynette Mills said...

You may have a problem, but it sure is an impressive one! Really Jamie, you have talent!!!

T-Ray said...

Jamie, my goal in life is to become as good as you on draw something... probably never going to happen.

Kristy said...

Wow. Every once in while Tracy will mention how good you are at the game but I had no idea. That is really amazing.

Lori said...

You have some major artistic talent Jamie! Crazy amazing. Never played the game... probably never will, but I imagine to get that detail is not easy. Good work.

Tara Diaz Nelson said...

Ok Really, Is there anything you can't do??? Vincent begged me to play this with him. When I finally did, he said "Thanks for trying mom" BAM! I need lessons from you!