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Are you serious about learning to draw cartoons? Here is an app for you.

This app is for the kids/adults who are more serious about learning to draw. I think this is a great app with lot of potential for kids who are serious about drawing. Kids who are already attending drawing/cartooning classes or kids who are interested but didn’t have time to go to these classes are good candidates for this app.  Make sure you are up for the challenging before dropping $3.99 in to this. Support is awasome and they take feedback very seriously (They added training video based on the feedback from users).

Observations

  1. It is very professional looking app with professional drawings. The cartoons are not from new comers but well established artists/teachers and they publish books for this but they are moving in to the digital age.
  2. The steps are easy to follow even for a novice.

Issues

  1. It is hard to draw with fingers especially the small areas such as eyes. You may want to get a pen for drawing.

Description

The 1-2-3 Draw app harnesses the energy and experience of one of the most highly-respected book publishers in this field, with clear, step-by-step instructions that will allow you to create impressive pieces of art to share with others.

With 1-2-3 Draw, you can

• learn how to draw cool cartoons and illustrations
• email your results or post them to Facebook
• make your own drawings with simple yet powerful tools

If you’re a parent or teacher, you can

• set up multiple artist accounts for family or classroom
• require supervisor to change artists
• decide whether finished drawings need approval

The app includes four groups of lessons – you can buy additional for only 99¢ each.

3-minute intro video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcqzaX2OjUI

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Categories: Drawing
  1. March 12, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Thanks for your encouraging comments. After reading about Jorge Colombo doing New Yorker covers with his finger using Brushes on an iPhone, I haven’t worried about fingers too much, but developing the app, the first thing each of us did was buy a stylus. Some people make their own by wrapping aluminum foil around the eraser end of a pencil and taping – you can find other ideas on YouTube etc as well.

    The zoom tool allows you to multiply the drawing 400%, so it’s not too difficult to draw the little circles for eyeballs, but whether zooming in and out proves a barrier probably varies with individuals. I’ve seen other apps with zoom automatically enabled and +- buttons in the tool bar. With more feedback we’ll know whether this something for a future release.

    My personal interest in art in special ed began with an author-illustration presentation I did years ago in California for a special ed class. Realizing a Q&A session would not be an option, I took my final pre-Q&A drawing to a new level of complexity (and time), only to learn that the next day one of the boys came in and replicated the whole thing, amazing his teachers. So even though he wouldn’t speak two words (or even one), he held up his end of the ‘conversation’ rather well.

    For just drawing (no instruction or guidance), there are several passably decent apps with a very decent price (i.e., free). Our goal in providing samples and instruction is to help kids internalize ‘I can draw’ – and continue to explore their own creativity, instead of shutting it down – which, unfortunately, test-driven educational systems seem to encourage.

    I’d love to hear stories of others’ experiences, ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ (What’s the difference if you learn from them?)

    ~ Doug, 123drawapp.com

  1. March 12, 2011 at 1:28 am

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