Nintendo showcases PictoChat art in its forums.
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Nintendo DS Fans Use Touch Screen to Create Pocket Picassos
The touch screen of Nintendo DS(TM) has created a legion of pocket
Picassos. Around the world, artistic Nintendo DS owners have
contributed to image galleries that capture the temporary art they
created using the system's built-in PictoChat(TM) chatting and drawing
program. PictoChat was designed to send wireless messages between
Nintendo DS owners, but users are turning the touch-screen into a
Some of the images show simple scenes, while others depict video game
and comic book characters in great detail. A variety of galleries can
be seen at online fan sites like ndsart.net or in the discussion
boards of nintendo.com.
"The creativity shown by these artists illustrates the innovation and
new thinking Nintendo DS was designed to inspire," says George
Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and
corporate communications. "Nintendo DS fires the imagination with its
dual screens -- a touch screen to create the art and a second to
Nintendo DS, which launched in North America on Nov. 21, 2004, is on
target to ship 6 million systems worldwide by the end of March.
PictoChat creations can be viewed at: