updated 08:05 pm EDT, Wed April 16, 2008
plasq has announced the release full screen children's drawing application -- dubbed Doozla -- featuring simple free-hand drawing and color tools, webcam and tablet support, entertaining color-in templates and background images. The tool has four creativity modes: drawing - free-hand drawing on a background, coloring in -- add color and lines to the character templates provided, draw on background -- draw characters and objects into the provided background scenes and Webcam Drawing - use your webcam to capture a picture and draw on top of it. Doozla contains a pro-level drawing 'vector' engine underneath a child-accessible interface.
Doozla's Home Screen encourages children to draw at any level of creative, from coloring-in, to complete-the-drawing, to a blank canvas. The Pen, Eraser, Line, Rectangle, Elipse, Bucket Fill and Letters tools can draw at different thicknesses and in a wide selection of colors. Spoken sound effects help with learning tool and color names in a fun way. All artwork can be saved in a .doozla format or can be printed to a PDF file or a printer. Doozla also offers options for password protecting the Print, Quit and Control Panel functions for parental or educator control and distraction removal.
This update includes additional color-in art, commissioned from artists around the world. Included are historical and contemporary images, backgrounds, color-in characters and scenes and more Doozla requires Mac OS X 10.4.6 or above and costs USD$25.