Jazza's Arty Games
By Jazza Studios
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Jazza's ARTY GAMES is a fun tool you can use to accompany your drawing sessions to practice with, challenge yourself, and most of all, have fun with your art!
DISCLAIMER: There is no 'in-app' drawing, this app is an accompaniment to your drawing sessions to be used for generating ideas and challenges.
The ARTY GAMES app features:
- Multiple Profiles (each with materials and game/app settings)
- Single Play Mode with 8 fun game options (Time limit optional)
- Arty Party Mode for Rapid-Fire Art Challenges!
In Single Play Mode you can play with or without a time limit and challenge yourself with one of eight fun idea generation and art practice games.
1 - COLOR CHALLENGE:
The Color Challenge game assigns you between 1-5 colors you’re limited to creating your artwork with. The game generates these colors from the colored materials you add to your Arty Games profile such as paint and color pencils. You can also add Markers by brand (Copic, Mepxy, ProMarker, Prismacolor or 'Other') and build your materials from the official colors and sets for each brand! That way you can Play games like the 3-marker challenge without messing up your collection of markers!
2 - CHARACTER CHALLENGE
The Character Challenge generates random combinations of Character Designs and Scenarios for you to draw. These can turn out funny, or epic – and there are billions of combinations to be explored!
3 - ENVIRONMENT CHALLENGE
The Environment Challenge generates a scene for you to draw based in either an Interior or Exterior environment.
4 - INCREMENTAL DESIGN
In the Incremental Design challenge, you draw a character’s head or body in 5 stages which are revealed one by one, so you won’t know what the final design will be until the very end – surprises lie in store!
5 - SCRIBBLE CHALLENGE
The scribble Challenge generates a random doodle for you to copy down and turn into a work of art.
6 - COPY CHALLENGE
In the Copy challenge, you are given an image to reproduce as closely as possible, which will help your observation and drawing skills, and can be a good warm-up to a drawing session too!
7 - DESIGN MIX
The Design Mix challenge presents you with two random items which you must thematically or aesthetically combine in a creative way.
8 - CUSTOM GENERATOR
The Custom Generator allows you to build your own lists to generate ideas and games from. The possibilities are LITERALLY endless!
If you’re really up for a challenge, you can start an Arty Party!
ARTY PARTY MODE:
This mode is great to challenge yourself in, or play with a group of friends. Simply select the number of challenges you want to play and the level of intensity – (be warned, 'Intense' is named that for a reason!), and after you pick the games you want to be included, hit GO and get ready for a mashup of insane challenges that will test the skill of even the most experienced artists.
CREDITS and THANKS:
Josiah (Jazza) Brooks - App design, lead development, art and animation addict/maker
Kate Taylor Marsden - Business manager, administration, shop overlord
Robert Coulter (Kazilik) - Code and app development, destroyer of worlds
Steelribs and Dungeonkills - Data sorting and gathering mega-super awesome assistants! (Thank you!)
The Draw with Jazza Community - Contributions to character and environment random generation <3
Why play party games - when you could play ARTY GAMES!
Not just for artists..
Obviously this app is designed for people who draw paint sketch and do other forms of picture type of art. However, I am not talented any of those areas of the artistic world but I still love using this app as a writer. It’s good to come up with characters and scenarios for writing sprints and when your brain just can’t come up with anything. It’s good to help get the creative juices flowing, and it’s really good at helping you create random diverse characters.
I think a lot of times we tend to write and create things that are like ourselves and or that we are used to, and using the random choices on this app really makes you stop way outside your comfort zone and come up with something that you aren’t used to whether that’s a character Who has a different race or maybe has a disability, or is a different age or possibly somehow may be a different religion? All of those things are randomly generated which means that you have to step out of your comfort zone and step out of what you know to in my case right but in most people‘s cases draw or paint something new.
I really love this app I love that it’s fun and it brings out the creativity and its users. I love that it both makes you think and takes the decision to think completely out of your hands. And I just love that it’s fun and easy to use!
Great excises, had some issues, but works fines
I'm taking a class with a Disney animator and these games are very similar to the types of exercises he has us do at the beginning of class. The app is a great way to warm up or just draw when you don't know what to draw. It will challenge your skills and imagination. I do have some issues with the apps functionality. The copic markers are labeled wrong, just the 0000 and 000 markers. Because of the numbers they're mixed up. I also did not like that in the environmental challenge some of the descriptions were not environments. I would get stuff like zombies battling bears. That seems like more character than a location. Those were the only things I noticed. It's still a great app to have for so many reasons. It's occupied my time for hours. S
I’ve been a long subscriber of Draw With Jazza, and I’ve particularly loved the Character Design sessions. I bought this app AND the book “Draw with Jazza: Creating Characters” because I’m planning on becoming a digital artist (revolving around the characters). This app is awesome!
I do have a couple suggestions that can make this an even better app:
Save. I think we should be able to save the generated resources (like Character Design; there were really cool characters it came up with, but you can’t go back to it again), so I believe we should get a save feature. Another thing is to refine the entire app; the buttons just look a bit weird to me, and the paint splat is sorta out of theme with the rest of the app being cartoonish.