Haniya Rae at Guernica looks at the brushwork of an open-source artist named Kynd.Info. I couldn’t help but see Draw Something:
Originally, Kynd wanted to mimic Adobe Photoshop brushes so that texture and shading could be emulated. Eventually, he wanted to make “good paintings” with these tools. He wanted the end result to be the real world equivalent of copying one of the Old Masters. The result: versions of Picasso’s “Las Meninas,” which in turn was a study of Velasquez.