We are huge fans of graFighters - both the concept and the people behind it (follow them on Twitter - @graFighters). In their words, the ultimate goal of graFighters is “to be able to bring any drawing to life exactly how you’ve imagined it aka: Dragons breathing fire, Robots behaving like machines, and unicorns harnessing their magical powers to shoot laser beams of happiness…”
While our approaches are quite different, (drawing using a butt shape versus sketches fighting each other) a number of our beliefs are aligned:
1. Drawing is cool – Neither our team nor theirs would be putting the time, effort, or money into our ambitious projects if we didn’t fundamentally believe in the power of drawing. We are each taking risks to build something we think can delight on a large scale.
2. Drawing is for everyone – We each say as much in our respective “About” sections. graFighters: “It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist, designer, doodler, kid in a classroom or retired person in Florida. If you have a pencil and an imagination we’ve got an arsenal of characters waiting to be challenged.” Us: “Everything Butt Art makes it easy for anyone to be an artist regardless of age or skill-level. Whether you’re 3 or 103, EBA will unleash your creativity.”
3. We want to inspire creativity - Turning a butt shape into an artistic masterpiece, sketching a character that’s fit for battle, or combining the two, can’t be done without exercising creativity. While our applications of creativity are -arguably - specific in nature, the regular exercise of creativity has implications across countless spectra.
4. Technology is the hub – We both believe that through creative uses of technology we can take something as old as time (drawing) and enrich the experience around it.
We’re rooting for graFighters and are thrilled to have connected with such a talented team.
Here’s the Everything Butt Art Ostrich from the graFighters gallery of test characters. Thanks for including us, guys.
The EBA Kangaroo looks ready, too. See more of the graFighters test gallery.
Also, don’t miss graFighter’s amazing trailer: