Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

I'm still pluggin away at coding but in between, I've become totally hooked on this iOS game called Draw Something. It's like turn based pictionary where you draw something, send it to a friend, and they try to guess what it is you drew. Then in return, they draw something, and you guess. Not too complicated. Anyway, I've fallen off the deep end. There's a limited amount of ink so in some weird way, they're like timed drawings since as long as you're constantly drawing, you'll run out in around 10 minutes. The first time I hit this wall, I was unawares (Conan) and didn't really finish -_-;; I think the reason for this limit is that the recipient watches the draw take place on their end so I have to assume the file size of the draws might get a little large.

In any case, here are a few of my draws with words =D If anyone else plays this game and happens to have any cool screen grabs, I'd love to see em.

It's almost in order, you can sorta see me getting more and more ambitious as I unlock more colors and realize I can actually use the thing to draw. I think my current favorites are Caveman, Frodo and Frog. Oh, and Knee -_-;;

I've been featured on IGN -_-;; If you wanna see me draw a just busted ugly Shepard. . . http://wireless.ign.com/articles/122/1221345p1.html

#1 Edited by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

I'm still pluggin away at coding but in between, I've become totally hooked on this iOS game called Draw Something. It's like turn based pictionary where you draw something, send it to a friend, and they try to guess what it is you drew. Then in return, they draw something, and you guess. Not too complicated. Anyway, I've fallen off the deep end. There's a limited amount of ink so in some weird way, they're like timed drawings since as long as you're constantly drawing, you'll run out in around 10 minutes. The first time I hit this wall, I was unawares (Conan) and didn't really finish -_-;; I think the reason for this limit is that the recipient watches the draw take place on their end so I have to assume the file size of the draws might get a little large.

In any case, here are a few of my draws with words =D If anyone else plays this game and happens to have any cool screen grabs, I'd love to see em.

It's almost in order, you can sorta see me getting more and more ambitious as I unlock more colors and realize I can actually use the thing to draw. I think my current favorites are Caveman, Frodo and Frog. Oh, and Knee -_-;;

I've been featured on IGN -_-;; If you wanna see me draw a just busted ugly Shepard. . . http://wireless.ign.com/articles/122/1221345p1.html

#2 Posted by Trav (240 posts) -

These are crazy good, especially considering it's all just finger-drawn. Makes my best-of look teeeeeerrible.

#3 Edited by RedRoach (1212 posts) -

Your first, and worst picture is better than anything I and everyone I play with has ever drawn on that app.

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#4 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Yeah, you're very good.

Anyways, I actually hate that app because I'm awful at drawing, and whenever I play with people they usually just write out part of the word, completely ruining the game.

#5 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -

You put my stick figure drawings to shame...

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (9472 posts) -

This is amazing. You've actually done quite good in these. Is there an Android or PC version? I'd love to give it a shot. :)

#7 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

Unless that app requires me to draw "Badly Drawn Penis" it's gonna be a waste of time for all involved.

#8 Edited by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@Red: I also played a lot of Depict and it feels like the writing of words happens more frequently there than on Draw Something. Mostly because you play with a lot of random people on Depict. I haven't really run into that issue on Draw Something because I only play with people I'm actually friends with IRL and my friends aren't cheating whores =P

@Jason_Bourne: The Kanye one is one of my favorites. My friend is a Taylor Swift fan so he got it immediately.

@TruthTellah: Thanks =) I don't think there's an android version but I think there might be a PC version called Draw My Thing from the same company. I think. . .

@TJ311: Nothing every wrong with stick figures! One of my favorite online comics is Order of the Stick.

@jonnyboy: you would have loved my FireWood drawing -_____-;;

#9 Posted by EVO (3941 posts) -

Dude.

#10 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Dang, I wish I had one percent of your drawing talent, there is no one in Montana to help teach me and most tips overall online already expect you to know a textbook worth of drawing tips... the same with programming... arg...

Seriously, if you ever want to learn anything in Montana, move... just move. I warn everyone now. Education here is worse than even big cities. All you need to know here is how to farm and shoot guns. The sheer lack of education promotes this. Sadly.

#11 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3504 posts) -

Is that on an iPad? I can't imagine finger drawings that incredible on a small screen.

#12 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@Jay444111: Haha, I'll make a note of it not to move to Montana then -_-;; Never underestemate self teaching! What programming and drawing skills I've got is self taught through books and online tutorials on youtube =P

@Origina1Penguin: Yup, on an iPad. I play on my phone too but I don't try anything too fancy there. Just Kanye type stuff.

#13 Posted by returnofjake (232 posts) -
@EVO

Dude.

#14 Posted by dudeglove (8273 posts) -

fuck me you're talented.

#15 Posted by ZagZagovich (770 posts) -

Oh, man. These are great. How can we play together?

#16 Posted by Cirdain (3147 posts) -

I get so bored of layering. So bored.

#17 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Nice drawings I guess. This game is addicting, I'll give you that.

#18 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@Cirdain: I would pay for the ability to layer in this game. I'd pay double for an undo. Even just one step. I'd also pay for zooming, lock transparency, opacity settings. . . They could microtransaction the hell out of me with this game. I'm just lucky they limited it to buying color packs (of which I bought $3 worth)

@ZagZagovich: There's actually a cap to how many ppl you can play with (20). If they ever bump it up or get rid of it, and this game is still a thing, I'll def add you. Otherwise I'd have to remove someone -_-;;

#19 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -

I usually just got pictures of dicks when I played.

#20 Posted by ZagZagovich (770 posts) -

@Fobwashed:

No probs. My nick is the same as here so it should be easy to find me.

#21 Posted by Sjupp (1911 posts) -

What the fucking shit man.

#22 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

Two more recent ones =D

#23 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

fantastic drawings. you doing them on a ipad or iphone.

and yeah the game is great, loads of fun with friends

#24 Posted by Milkman (17312 posts) -

How the hell...

#25 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@doobie: iPad for the detailed ones and iPhone for the black and whites. I'm considering trying out a stylus to see how much easier it is but I think I've gotten pretty used to using my fingers. The only problem is that my fat fingers cover the surrounding area of where I'm drawing so a lot of times, I'm doing lines sorta blind.

#26 Posted by Sin4profit (3002 posts) -
#27 Posted by Enigma777 (6058 posts) -

Wow, mine look like shit in comparison. And I consider myself a decent drawer...

Maybe I should put it on my ipad and use a stylus...

#28 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

Wow, those are really good!

#29 Posted by SSully (4319 posts) -

@Sin4profit said:

@Fobwashed: a shout out from Kotaku

Damn that is awesome that he got this kind of shout out.

#30 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@Sin4profit said:

@Fobwashed: a shout out from Kotaku

Woo! =D

#31 Posted by RenMcKormack (1074 posts) -

Hey I knew when I saw your name on Kotaku that you were a GB guy. GB4L

#32 Edited by StrainedEyes (1331 posts) -

Awesome drawings, but I would really hate playing with you. I'm not watching for 5+ minutes before you get to something that I could actually guess.

#33 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@StrainedEyes: There's much truth to this. Though, I tend to paint out the outline in broad strokes quickly first then start adding layers of details so in most cases, I think people should be able to guess what it is in under a minute. Also, 90% of my draws are real quick and dirty, I only do these when a word is something I wanna spend time drawing =P

#34 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4610 posts) -
#35 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Dude. Congrats on getting on Kotaku! You are freaking amazing at drawing on there.

I may have a go at this game myself even though I literally have no skill... aw well. Might as well have some fun with this.

#36 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -
#37 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

Just for funsies, here's a few more.

#38 Posted by RAStemen (66 posts) -

I dunno, I think my hulk might be better. Seriously though, amazing job, Fobwashed!

#39 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

I added the other draws all to the original blog post and if anyone is interested in actually watching a draw. . . .albeit just a terrible looking unfinished one, here's a link =)

http://wireless.ign.com/articles/122/1221345p1.html

Yea, I was featured on IGN -____-;;

#40 Posted by RagingLion (1368 posts) -

That is ridicuously good. And not even just in terms of the art; some of them are cool conceptually as well like the Caveman and Vader ones. Very impressive.

#41 Posted by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -

@RagingLion: Thanks! I've seen various draws appearing on random sites lately =P Though, besides the "concept" that I chose to draw those scenes based on the word I was given, they're all existing pieces -__- Though I do sorta try to do something different than what I see most ppl doing on instagram for common words. Still. . . . Slippy isn't a frog, he's a toad. That hurt.

#42 Posted by DrawSomethingGallery (2 posts) -

Hi there, I run a site where people can submit their own Draw Something art and I was hoping you would let me upload some of yours, because well, it's absolutely incredible! haha Would that be ok?

The site is http://drawsomethinggallery.blogspot.com/

You're more than welcome to submit them yourself too! :P

#43 Edited by Fobwashed (2228 posts) -
#44 Posted by efman (212 posts) -

Remarkable, to say the least. I take it that most of these you drew on an iPad, right? I can't imagine getting every detail down on an iphone, though I'm sure you do as well on the phone as you do otherwise. But, really, all of your pictures look awesome -- keep drawing!!!!

#45 Posted by DrawSomethingGallery (2 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Awesome thanks! :)