New iPad App: Learn to Draw Digital Sketchbook by Walter Foster

January 13, 2011
MEDL Mobile, Inc., a leader in mobile development, has created a whole new category of application with the introduction of the Learn to Draw Digital Sketchbook by Walter Foster. The Digital Sketchbook combines art, technology and education to offer users a series of step-by-step lessons-while providing the complementary digital tool set-to actually learn to draw complex subjects directly on the Apple iPad. The "Learn to Draw" app will take a timeless tradition into the 21st century and ensure its longevity well into the 22nd.

The app is available now in the Apple App Store for $2.99. Featuring easy step-by-step drawing guides , the "Learn to Draw" app will teach users how to create realistic digital renderings. The app comes with four free drawing lessons, including a dragon , horse, portrait and flower. Additional drawing lessons are available from within the app, which makes continuing on to the next lesson simple and accessible. Through the lessons, users will also learn the fundamentals of drawing, such as how to block in a sketch and how to develop detail-skills that you can use while drawing traditionally with pencil and paper. Users can also use the app to create their own original works of art.

For more than 88 years Walter Foster has produced quality art instruction books on everything from landscapes to figure drawings. Walter Foster is the leading art instruction publisher in retail outlets such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Aaron Bros, AC Moore, and most independent art & craft stores. Walter Foster books are also available in traditional and online bookstores, including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

MEDL Mobile is known for its exceptionally intuitive approach to user interface design, and the "Learn to Draw" app is no different. The graphics closely resemble their real-world counterparts and maintain the aesthetic of the original "Learn to Draw" books. The user has the ability to modify each drawing tool to suit his or her preferences.

Features include:
·         Text and voice instruction for every lesson
·         Comes with four sample lessons-a dragon, horse, portrait and flower
·         Realistic drawing tools
·         Drawing tools are adjustable in size, pressure and hardness
·         Background paper options
·         Freehand drawing mode
·         Save drawings to your iPhoto library and share with friends via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter

About MEDL Mobile

MEDL Mobile is on the cutting edge of mobile technology, creating iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android applications for entrepreneurs, corporations, ad agencies and consumer brands. MEDL's apps, known as "Shiny MEDL Objects," have been downloaded nearly 1,000,000 times, have been featured multiple times on Apple's App Store, and have risen as high as #1 in the US and in many countries around the world. MEDL Mobile and MEDL's apps have generated hundreds of millions of impressions with coverage that includes CNBC, CNN International, BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, The LA Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Esquire and Macworld. To date, MEDL has developed more than fifty applications - most of which are currently available on the Apple App Store. MEDL develops apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Google Android devices. MEDL is currently in development on more than two dozen applications in various categories from sports to lifestyle, entertainment, beauty, fitness, social media and more. The company was founded by Andrew Maltin, a serial technology/software entrepreneur, and Dave Swartz, a seasoned creative marketing strategist, who brought their combined 40+ years of experience together to build a trusted brand name in the mobile space.

About Walter Foster

More than 88 years ago, Walter T. Foster-a well-known artist, instructor, and collector-began producing self-help art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, California. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Walter Foster Publishing ( ) now provides how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists worldwide who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through his easy-to-follow instruction books.

Walter Foster Publishing is a subsidiary of The Quarto Group Inc. and partners with another subsidiary, Quayside Publishing Group , which includes Creative Publishing international, Fair Winds Press, Quarry, Quiver and Rockport Publishers; and MBI Publishing Company, which includes Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press and MVP Books.

For more information, please contact:
Susan Hershberg/Walter Foster