Screw Finals, Try Doodley Doodles
December 12, 2009
Taking a break from Elephants, and Rainbow Grids, this week's flash game, Sketch Swap, lets you exude creativity flow through your pen…er, mouse. Leave it to Web 2.0, and the Machine Within, to create a pseudo-social network that revolves around doodles made by its users. After you finish and submit your sketch, you will receive the sketch of another person--hopefully, once CMCers begin drawing, you may soon get a sketch of a Stag or an Athena. If you really like the sketch, you can always take a screenshot. Admittedly, the first time that I played Sketch Swap I did one of my usual doodles--a stick man, with a lizard-looking dog, with a bunch of stars above them--in a bit under 3 minutes. Needless to say, it was a bad doodle, and I thankfully didn't save it. However, upon seeing the quality of the other drawings that users submit, my subsequent sketches were significantly better (but still relatively poor). For the rest of you, however, Sketch Swap is a great way to unleash your creative powers, without needing to resort to doodles in the margins of your final paper.
Suggestion: A mouse is better than a track pad; a tablet is best.