- Bring out your child’s inner-artist through a huge number of creative activities
- Art tools include pencils, chalk, markers, crayons, oil paint, and watercolors
- View famous artwork, travel to a variety of exotic locales, and learn about famous artists
Crayola Make a Masterpiece takes place in an art studio and museum where your host is Scribble, a crayon-drawn artist with a French accent. He’s traveled all over the world and has a suitcase full of unfinished pictures. The main screen depicts a drawing table with available tools (movable) arrayed around the edges, each with its own sound effect, unique voice, personality, and sayings.
Most of the more than 20 tools can be used in multiple ways. Crayon, Chalk, Marker, and Pencil each have 56 different colors from which to choose, including two multi-color options and a choice of tip widths. While Watercolor and Oil Paint each have only five colors, you can mix them to create more — each has a “fill” option and four widths. Other tools include Rag for smudging, Ribbon, Air Gun, Neon, and Wallpaper. T-Square offers seven shapes. Rag is the only tool that doesn’t offer a choice of patterns or colors.
Other features allow you to throw virtual food (e.g., popcorn, blueberry pie) and shaving cream on your artwork, use animated stickers or still photographs, or import pictures from the hard drive. A Magic Wand offers 12 artistic effects, such as removing the color from a picture, or turning it into into a mosaic or negative. Scribble’s journal offers information about the various tools and styles of artwork available, as well as a very short lesson on art history.
Multiple users can save their work in separate portfolios and, when a picture is complete, choose a frame and save it to hang on the art museum’s wall.