Well, you knew it was eventually coming. I got sucked into that suddenly popular cellphone game called “Draw Something.” Basically, you’re given a word, you illustrate the word, and your opponent has to figure out what you drew by selecting Scrabble letters.
Which can be lame: there are no real winners, and you can cheat easily by just scribbling the word on the screen. Fortunately Comics Alliance did a couple of pieces on the game, and they pointed out two key things that finally got my interest up:
- Your drawings don’t have to be limited to crude stick figures, and can be as awesome as you want them to be, and
- you can make them as funny as you want them to be, making the game extra challenging.
It’s also more fun when playing with someone who knows how to draw, making it a great game for webcomic creators and amateur schmucks like me. I’ve been playing the game with someone with nifty cartooning skills, and he’s been forcing me to up my game some.
Anyway, just for fun, here are some of my latest doodles, all drawn on my iPhone. My invitation on Twitter is still open. If you’re up for a game, look up firstname.lastname@example.org, or look for the user named “The Red Bee.”
Edit: one more of utmost relevance: