I'd like to know which one you prefer, I myself prefer to draw and rarely caption, but it'd be interesting to know if there are more people wanting to draw, It seems to appear that way to me.
I do either, though mostly draw.
I would actually prefer to draw more, but my skills are still pretty limited, so I have captioned way more than I have drawn. I'm trying to draw more, though.
Tiago took the words right out of my mouth. I have limited drawing skills, so it takes me a lot of skipping before I find something I think I can draw. In that time, I pass a lot of pictures needing captions. I used to caption any pictures I saw, but I'm trying to increase my drawing/game ratio, so I've started resisting. lol Now the picture has to really grab my attention for me to caption it. Of course, I also like to create games, so that's affecting my ratio.
I tend to spend 10 minutes skipping for every 10 minutes I spend drawing.
I'm probably unusual in that I prefer captioning. My wordplay is better than my art skills, and I assume most people come here to draw rather than write, so I think it works out better for everyone if I stick to captions.
I enjoy drawing a lot, but mastering the trackpad takes a while, so I stick to captioning as well. I'm really warming up to it like Observer. It also makes you think how to say it cleverly with the limited amount of characters you have.
I mostly draw, because the way I caption...well it's nothing original. And yeah...I usually skip around 15 times before I find something I want to draw.
Basically same as Yolanna. I'm a decent artist, I guess, but most of my captions are really unimaginative XD I usually skip because I know there are people out there who can do the panels more justice than me going "cow jumping over the moon".
I like both, but tend to draw more than caption. That is because I don't skip a lot. I try to draw the first prompt I get and might skip 2 or 3 times if the prompt's a celebrity or anime (as I suck at those) Because I hardly skip, I hardly come across panels that need to be captioned.
I find captioning to be more intimidating than drawing.
I might hurt somebody's feelings by not understanding what they worked hard to draw.
Or I might demonstrate my extreme unhipness by not recognizing some show/movie that everyone else watches.
Of course, I'm quite happy to submit a picture knowing it's so obscure that the next interpreter isn't likely to get it. :-)
I caption a lot because 1. I'm not that great at drawing and 2. I don't have a tablet or anything yet, so I'm stuck with a mouse. Captioning is a lot fun if you have an overactive imagination like I do.
I often come up with what I feel are very clever and/or funny responses to a caption or drawing, but my ability to draw what is in my head is incredibly limited to the point of it usually being impossible, so, I generally stick to captions. In fact, ~95% of my panels are captions.
As penance, I really do go the extra mile to make a good caption; sometimes using nearly the full 10 minutes to come up with the best phrase that will fit. I also make use of Google/Wikipedia searches to understand the full context of the artist's intent in the event that I don't completely catch the reference, though this isn't necessary super often since I'm already seeping myself in Internet culture constantly.
I try to keep it about 50/50. I'm not a great artist, but I like to challenge myself. I'm fairly witty, and I can use that for either type of panel.
I prefer drawing, but if I get a caption I can work with, it's obviously so much easier to do that, I do plenty of captioning. Also, I end up tossing quite a few drawings because I've run out of time and I'm not happy with what I've got at the ten minute mark. So I draw a lot more than it shows. I'm at 65% drawing right now.
I seldom feel like drawing, mostly because when I try, it takes a while for me to figure out how I want to draw a prompt, and drawing fast with a mouse is tough. I'm too detail-oriented to put out a half-assed drawing most of the time. Sometimes I feel confident in my ability, but usually not, so I don't often press that "play" button. That's why a good 75% or so of my games are captions, most of which are games I started. No pressure there, no time limit.
I came here with some strange motives. I've been addicted for several years to posting on the YouTube help forums, and changes there have been making me feel that I'm really wasting time there that I can't afford, plus it's interfered somewhat with more creative efforts (I've mostly devoted attention to solving technical puzzles about why some uploads fail, why people's videos get out of sync with audio and such, an effort that can be hugely time consuming if I let it).
YouTube staff started out pretty useless about providing answers and details and have only gotten worse since 2009, but especially worthless for about the last year or so.
Doing this has been a kind of substitute addiction.
So I strongly prefer drawing, especially since I tend to write long, and the lack of space often tempts me to come up with prompts that some might see as derailing the games. Also, because drawing is more relaxing, and less analytic in some ways, and drawing under time pressure also is (I hope) helping to counter some of the self-censorship that has bothered me for awhile. (My one reservation here is the pressure to remain unoffensive to the average bear... I wouldn't do such innocuous drawings if I were not concerned that the drawings could be flagged and bagged. But that's readily resolved by allowing myself uncensored drawings elsewhere.
I draw about 3 drawings for ever caption I do.
I try to keep a 1:1 ratio but captioning is so much easier. =(
Doesn't help i'm drawing with a mouse and my arm is at an upward incline due to my desk and seating so by the time 10 minutes are through my hand is usually really numb and I have to take a break from drawing.
I enjoy both captioning and drawing. I find that I get more drawing prompts but after skipping so many I am usually equal in drawings and captions.
I often get stressed over doing a caption justice, and occasionally after 3 or 4 minutes of trying to lay down a framework, I skip with the hope that the description will get the artist it deserves.
On the other hand, I have kind of lost faith in describing, as many times my references go unnoticed, my wit goes unappreciated, or my abbreviations end poorly [ http://drawception.com/viewgame/ORSAXaOmLL/angel-castiel-in-a-titty-bar/ ].
All in all, I just need to expand my drawing speed, and description brevity =P
I draw way more than I caption!
I used to draw all the time, with a pencil, IRL... But for the last few years, I have hardly drawn at all. This game has been great for me, because it is stretching my creativity (sometimes badly) and making me draw again. I've been drawing with a mouse so far, which sucks a lot of the time, so it's making me want to dig out my tablet and find drivers for it. Then maybe I would be able to do more recognizable drawings.
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