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"Real easy to follow and loads of enjoyment"
5 stars"
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I find this game really great, instructions are easy to follow and it gives me loads of enjoyment seeing the creations.

"Brilliant little art program"
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Easy to use. The tutorials are presented in a fun, simple to follow format. I'd recommend Art Academy to anyone.

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I was looking for a game for my daughter for xmas a because it only just came out I had trouble getting it until I found you guys


If you dream of becoming the latest Picasso or fancy brushing up on your artistic skills, now’s your chance as the Nintendo DS Touch Screen transforms into your very own canvas. Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training gives both budding and experienced artists simple and creative tips and tricks to improve, enhance and even learn how to draw and paint!

The Touch Screen on the range of Nintendo DS consoles enables you to effortlessly paint or draw with realistically-behaving paints and pencils. The pencils come in three different grades of lead: 2B, HB, 2H and also enable you to draw in soft or hard lines to blend and layer your pencil mark. Learn to use the eraser function to create interesting effects and, of course, unlike with a real life painting, should you make any mistakes, these can easily be erased without wasting any paper. The paint function behaves similarly to acrylic paint. The paintbrush set comes in three round or flat brushes allowing you to paint in thick or thin lines simply using your Nintendo DS stylus.

Ten paint tubes make up the game’s basic paint palette and there are 20 empty spaces for you to mix your own original colours. You can also control the amount of paint on your brush to give different effects such as dry brushing, and the level of brush wetness which will affect the transparency of paint to allow for a variety of painting effects in your artwork. Zoom in to your masterpieces to perfect the finer details close up and why not take advantage of the grid function, to help you achieve the right scale and proportions?

A helpful tutor, Vince, is also on hand to show you how to use the art materials and what to draw, as well as teaching you art theory and techniques to explore independently. Some lessons are inspired by work from famous artists such as Albrecht Dürer (German), Paul Cézanne (French), Leonardo da Vinci (Italian), Jan van Huysum (Dutch), John Constable (English) and many more to get your creative juices flowing.

Use the Free Paint mode to allow you to freestyle your artwork, letting your imagination run wild and check out the material library for a wide range of stock images to get you inspired. If you are a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL owner, why not also use your built-in camera to capture images and redraw them at leisure? With such realistic artist training, you can use your Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL to help improve painting and drawing skills in real life!

  • Discover creative and fun ways to improve and enhance your artistic skills and even learn how to draw and paint.
  • The Touch Screen enables you to effortlessly paint or draw with realistically modelled and behaving paints and pencils.
Release date NZ
September 24th, 2010
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  • Nintendo DS
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