Following the social networking formula that’s worked for Facebook and YouTube is DoInk, a new online community for teen artists.
DoInk.com, from Massachusetts-based upstart DK Pictures, is an online hub meant to bring users together to enjoy, share and make art and animation, as well as re-imagine pre-existing works. Members, ages 13 and up, can create original drawings or animations via their web browsers.
It’s been in public beta since last October and users have produced more than 250,000 works of art. There are also 25 episodic cartoons being created and released on a regular basis, enabling members to take on the roles of creator, producer and director of their own series. Clips hosted at DoInk can also be embedded in blogs and websites and used as e-cards or in school projects.