San Francisco’s Curious Hat has introduced its latest app, Eye Paint Animals, which offers kids the opportunity to paint with the colors and textures of the real world. Founded last January, Curious Hat produces innovative educational mobile applications for iPhone, iPad & Android for kids (three to nine).
The Eye Paint app series offers children the unique opportunity to create amazing illustrations alongside world-renowned artists. Through exploration and ingenuity, children are able to add their own personal touch to a range of wacky illustrations and make them their own.
“This is a great way for kids (big ones too) to learn how the colors, textures and forms of their surroundings can be used to create the different colors, textures, and forms of a drawing. This is a truly inspired use of technology and design,” said Scott Singer, digital effects supervisor at Tippett Studio.
Eye Paint Animals features 20 original and humorous drawings from Italian artist Giorgio Cavazzano. Eye Paint Halloween, which features the work of Italian illustrator, Francesco Chiacchio (www.francescochiacchio.com) became available on the Apple App Store in October 2012 and is currently available for free. Further apps from the Eye Paint app series will be announced shortly, featuring the work of renowned artists from around the world, each bringing their own sense of style and culture.
Curious Hat is the brainchild of Luca Prasso and Erwan Maigret, both of whom are parents and tech industry pros who have worked on DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek series, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.