This was an amazing project to create and to work on. We adapted the existing 1970’s DoodleArt posters by creating a colouring application specifically for the Apple iPad. It allowed a user to download any DoodleArt poster, including new poster designs (illustrated by us). This is a fun colouring application and illustration program with adjustable brush sizes, an eraser and ten levels of undo, 800X zoom, and a large library of colours ranging from the original DoodleArt marker set (the same colours that you would get with the actual markers and posters), and additional colours and their two pass versions (just the same as using the markers – colour over the same are twice and it gets saturated and dark). We tried to keep the colouring experience the same as you would enjoy with the actual markers and posters. The app also has an auto save mode so you don’t lose your progress, and it displays the save time and date on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
This project was a collaboration between designer Liam Hayes – UX Design (User eXperience – interface design and overall interactivity) and Dave Sferra (application programming – making it all work).
“Illustration program you say?” Yes, by including a 100% blank poster, the app then becomes a blank slate for the user to draw whatever they like. See quick doodle of boy below.