Lessons I Have Learnt from Draw Something

Really horrible drawing I did of Elvis

If you don’t know already, Draw Something is the new mobile game sensation. It’s basically a set of Pictionary that you can play with your friends who have Apple and Android devices. I have been playing it for a couple of weeks now and through observation I have realized and learnt many things.

Celebrities are really hard to draw. I try my hardest not to use words when I am drawing clues. I think it’s cheating. However, when you get hit with a celebrity, it can become hard.

This is Drake, boyfriend didn't get it.
Name the first generic blonde person you can think of!

People draw people that look like themselves. Whenever the drawing requires the use of a person to describe something, they always seem to look like the person who drew the picture. I’m guilty of this too. My people always look like the doodles of me that I do on My Life In Drawings. Other people do this too though. My friends who have blonde hair draw blonde people. Those that have curly hair draw curly haired people. Even if it takes an extra step to do these things.

Guess the hair colour of the person that drew this.

It can be used as a genius marketing plan. Companies should insert their names into this game. Subliminal advertising after all. And hey, if your logo isn’t recognizable for anybody to want to draw it, maybe you should do something about that.

You know who understands you most. Even with the most shitastic drawings, my best friend and I seem to understand each other the most. I currently hold the highest streak with her out of all of my friends. I understand her drawings of narwhals and she gets my nerdy references.

and still going!

My boyfriend’s name is a word. It’s not fair. Why can’t I be a word? I think I’m important enough to have my own word.

His name is Nash, not octagon or clap.

Things can be both cute and creepy at the same time. I love to draw cartoon references. They usually are pretty adorable but sometimes they don’t look quite right.

Isn't this kind of scary?

People have too much time on their hands. Ever realize that some people answer you back with another picture in like less than 10 minutes? EVERY TIME. I think a ton of my friends may be unemployed or something. Also, some people’s drawings take like 20 minutes to watch. 20 minutes. I hope I’m the only friend on their list.

If you feel like sending me a drawing I can be found at tiana_feng@hotmail.com. What have you learnt from playing the game?

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