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Doodler unlocks your inner artist. Learn to draw, free draw & play multi-player doodle duels. Then share your work with the world. Read more

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Doodler unlocks your inner artist. Learn to draw, free draw & play multi-player doodle duels. Then share your work with the world.

Brooklyn, NY Video Games
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What Doodler Does (iPad and iPhone):

  • Learn To Draw: Learn-by-doing lessons have you drawing incredible figures, cartoons, and scenery within minutes. No lame theory or videos, you follow the actual brush strokes and tool sections (Lessons optimized iPhone AND iPad).
Learn to Draw it ALL!
Learn to Draw it ALL!
  • Multiplayer: Doodle Duels! Faceoff against your friends to see who can best ‘complete the doodle’ or do timed drawing challenges.
Doodler Multiplayer Example
Doodler Multiplayer Example
  • Sharing: Doodles are for sharing. We follow Instagram’s model creating a sharing network tightly integrated with Facebook. 
Sharing Doodles
Sharing Doodles
  • Drawing: The Doodler offers the most intuitive and streamlined drawing experience to touch-screen devices (iPhone and iPad). Interface is optimized for all screen sizes with big buttons, magnified color selectors, and more:
Doodler Drawing Interface
Doodler Drawing Interface

Doodle On Top Of Your Photos:

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Where we are and why we need your help...

Why Does This Project Exist? 

Doodling is a natural instinct that children from every culture possess  - doodles let us capture thoughts on paper and visualize our world, and doodling is one of the best ways to pass time.

I am on a mission to unlock the doodler in all of us. 

Project Leader: Alec Hess - Chief Art Officer: Mark Hess - Lead Programmer: Komal Koneti 

NOTE:  Our reward tiers all provide the benefits of ALL previous tiers.  

Risks and challenges

The challenges for this project are related to technical hurdles we may encounter related to the user experience. Creating a quick and intuitive experience is critical and the most difficult part will be perfecting the art lessons. My partner (and father) has taught art at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA), a world-renowned art institution for over a decade. Personally, I've designed and developed over 50 websites, two complex desktop software packages, and one mobile app (google: monster baby matchup). As project manager, I look forward to the challenges of creating "Doodler." We will use open source repositories for some support in perfecting the product's experience. This includes the use of the 'smooth-drawing' git https://github.com/krzysztofzablocki/smooth-drawing . Our development team is fantastic and highly experienced, they have built similar systems and apps and are highly qualified for this.

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    A big wet digital THANK YOU kiss. Right on the e-mouth.

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    APP: Free access to Doodler App and all Doodler art lessons on release.

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    9 backers Limited (16 left of 25)

    DRAWING TRICKS: 5 drawing tricks in 5 short videos that will leave you dramatically better at drawing!

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    SIGNED ART POSTERS: Choose from 6 paintings by Mark and/or Richard Hess, including rare collector's items. Signed by the artist. http://i.imgur.com/n2baY.jpg

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    15 backers Limited (35 left of 50)

    ART: Two THANK YOU drawings, one by Alec Hess and one by Mark Hess, plus everything above.

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    LEARN-TO-DOODLE VIDEO: Alec Hess will have you drawing like crazy and impressing your friends after this 25 minute video which covers character drawing, cartoon emotions, and digital art. Plus everything above.

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    1 backer Limited (39 left of 40)

    T-SHIRT: Hand Printed Pro-Doodler T-Shirt with ORIGINAL Artwork. Each one is 100% Unique. + 2 thank you drawings, and the App.

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    12 backers Limited (13 left of 25)

    CREDITS: Your name in the credits. Plus everything above.

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    PERSONALIZED DRAWINGS: You name 3-5 things, and I'll draw them (in color). -Alec...

    Plus everything above.

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    YOUR PORTAIT: via Skype. We video chat, you get doodled!

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    3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)

    BETA: Gain access to Doodler before anyone else through the BETA version, plus everything above (Free App, Webinars, Drawing Tricks, Videos, Credits, Thank-you Art).

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    YOUR OWN APP LESSON: We will make an in-app art lesson of your choosing. It could be of your face or of your favorite painting. You choose.

    Plus everything above (Free App, Beta Access, Art, Art Lessons, Webinars, Name in Credits).

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    SCULPTURE - A sculpture by Alec Hess. Shipped.

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    1-ON-1 LESSONS: 5 30-minute drawing and painting lessons from Mark Hess and Alec Hess via Skype. This is the best way to unlock the artist within. Plus everything above.

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    JOIN US: Come to NYC and we'll demo the app's features-in-progress, discuss strategy and direction, and we’ll explore museums devoted to drawing.

    Plus everything above (Your Own Art Lesson, Free App, Beta Access, Art, Art Lessons, Webinars, Name in Credits).

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    MARK + RICHARD HESS ORIGINAL: Own this

    http://i.imgur.com/uh97I.jpg

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Funding period

- (60 days)