Disney's Magic Artist is a combination software coloring book, and learn-to-draw program, with an emphasis on the former. The program includes three different art studio areas:
* The Desktop is equipped with a multitude of colors, textures, and tools. Users can produce freehand creations in this part of the program -- but most will chose to build on a wide selection of pre-created backgrounds with a stamp tool. Over 300 stamps give users control of familiar Disney cartoon characters and images. Users have the choice of coloring in the scenes, or selecting an auto-color option. While the auto-color option was the most entertaining for our child reviewers, it did not require much artistic expression. Unfortunately, our 7 year-old testers found it difficult to color within the lines using a mouse - and became discouraged when they bypassed the auto-color choice.