Draw Something! for the iPad

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This is me – Grandma at the Red House

Third Daughter and The Car Guy have been playing Draw Free on their iPads. They invited me to join, so I downloaded the App a few days ago. The premise is simple enough. Player 1 chooses one of 3 supplied words –  which they then illustrate. They send the resulting drawing to Player 2 who tries to guess what the word is. Player 2 is told how many letters are in the word, and they are given a selection of letters to choose from.

It is an odd game for us to play. None of us seem to have the artistic gene. Then, there is the issue I have with the colour palette. They only give you four colours: black, red, blue and yellow.  They don’t give you green. How can anyone draw without green?

Correct answers earn you some points and once you have enough points, I think you can trade them for more colours. Or maybe not. I’m not too clear about that part. But it doesn’t matter, because when three people who can’t draw very well play a game like this, it will be an awfully long time before we earn very many points.

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Here is one of my very best drawings. Can you guess what word I was illustrating? It is 8 letters long and it has a ‘k’ in it.

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    • Thanks for reminding me of that. I still have those drawings, and the embroideries I did. The thing is, they did those drawings when they were 4 or 5 years old. I’m, well, considerably older. Shouldn’t I be able to think beyond stick men?

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  1. I don’t think I have ever seen stick men drawn with such passion and character. Why, it’s like they’re alive! And you say you have no artistic talent. Sandbagger.

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      • Yay! One of my therapists used to take newspaper articles and make me cross certain letters out in the whole article, like all of the “a”s or all of the “h”s. Good for attention and focus. Some days I really disliked her. LOL!

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  2. Remember the Etch-a-Sketch? Looks like a more sophisticated version of that. And my drawings were unrecognizable on those contraptions so I don’t think I’d be any better on the iPad (if I had one). 😉

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  3. I thought that was a great drawing. You should google draw something images and get ready to be amazed what some people can draw. Once you get 200 something coins you can buy more colors or bombs(which eliminate letters for you or let you pick different word selections).

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    • I think it will be some time before I get 200 something coins, but I’ll keep trying so I can get the colour green. I’m going to have to use a bomb to try and figure out the last drawing you sent me. I haven’t a clue what either of the drawings meant!

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    • It is interesting to see how much all our drawings have improved since we started using this app. The only way either player gets points is if the drawing is guessed correctly, so there is an incentive to pick words you can actually draw a picture of!

      I haven’t posted anything for weeks now, but found time to at least make my blog look festive!

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  4. A friend of mine has this app, and for awhile there, was showing every sign of being hopelessly addicted. Luckily I’m safe, since all my iThis and iThat is too ancient to support the game… : (

    As I suspected, you’re an excellent artist. Not just sports illustrations, but look at all those snowmen you drew– why, there must be millions of ’em!! Better put some ice packs on that arm… : P

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