Mobile apps like Snapchat have contributed to the wealth of online art by introducing a new medium for artists to work in. Snapchat users create mini masterpieces by using the app's doodle function. Snapchat announced a new live story called the Doodle Day Challenge that motivates users to create mini masterpieces. This new drawing platform is responsible for some really intricate digital drawings. If you want to participate in Snapchat's Doodle Day Challenge there are a few tips you need to know before creating your masterpiece.
To start you will need to snap either a photo or a video. This step is not optional since photos and videos are the primary function of Snapchat. The best Snapchat doodlers use their surroundings as inspiration for what to draw. Although planning ahead can help the execution, I suggest challenging yourself further by snapping a random photo and free styling a doodle in response to what you see. If you really don't want to integrate photos or videos into your doodle you can cheat by blacking out your screen. Simply take a picture of a shadow or dark piece of paper and use this as a foundation for your doodle. White paper works fine too. Be prepared to make some difficult decisions when it comes to including text and/or emojiis. The use of these elements will completely depend on the nature of your doodle. The best part of the Doodle Day Challenge is there are no rules! So use your imagination to its fullest potential.
Add shading and layers if you are really committed to your doodle and want to impress the hell out of your friends. There are additional colours to help with shading that arent instantly accessible in the colour panel. To use brown, black, white, or grey simply tap on the colour panel and slide your finger either all the way down, all the way up, or to either side. Use these colours to bring depth to your doodles. A warning in advance: even the best cell repair shop technician can't turn your stick figure into a beautiful portrait. Only time, patience, and practice can do that!
You don't have to be an artist to make art and you don't even need to be an artist to show the world what you have made. As soon as you create a new drawing it can be instantly uploaded and seen by anybody online. In the case of the Snapchat Doodle Day Challenge, once your doodle is selected it is seen by every Snapchat user who taps on that story. This is great marketing for artists and just a fun way to pass time. I mean, who doesnât need another tool for procrastination?
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