I saw my friend Nachi the other night and forced him to install a drawing app on his phone because (1) he draws 10x better than I do, and (2) I wanted someone to sketcht with.
Yup. SKETCHTING. It’s a thing. Or at least I’m trying to make it one. You know how I mentioned the other day how Instagram was making me want to just draw all the time and never blog again?
Yeah well, it’s kind of carrying over into my text and instant messaging as well. I’ve been using the Sketchbook Mobile X app on Sammy (my Samsung Galaxy S4) to just DRAW my text and IM messages instead of typing them out.
So Sketch + Texting = SKETCHTING. It’s a thing.
Problem was, I didn’t really have anyone to sketcht with. I tried it with Gem on Facebook Messenger, and here’s what happened.
Notice how she just went all “Ha ha (whatever)” then jumped straight back into business mode? And then belatedly sent me a scarily massive emoticon to try and make up for it??
Not an ideal sketcht-mate, my friend Gem.
At least she was better than my sister, who I sent this sketcht to via Whatsapp right when I was about to go get Botox:
She didn’t even respond. :( Though to be fair, she lives in another time zone and has 4 young kids.
Now Nachi, on the other hand, was a natural. Here’s how our first attempt at FB sketch messaging went:
There was more, but you see what I mean, right? SKETCHTING. It’s a thing. Not-so-instant messaging, but so much more entertaining than the regular kind. :)
So yeah .. SKETCHTING. Just another reason I love Sammy the S4 so much. (I could never sketcht on Blecchy the Blecch-berry.) Try it! All you need is:
1. A drawing app. I’ve tried a few, but I like the the Sketchbook Mobile X app best. It’s free, it’s easy to use, and it’s available on any Android or Apple phone. It’s great on the S4 though because the screen is pretty big, so I don’t really need to zoom in or anything.
2. A good mobile data plan (so you can sketcht on the go). I use Globe Powersurf, which is like P499 a month for 1GB of data, and it serves my sketchting purposes pretty well.
3. Some imagination, and a sense of humor. Talent is optional. :)
Have fun! And hey, if you wanna sketcht with me, I’m game.