Art Academy Arrives on Nintendo 3DS

By Shane Jury 22.06.2012 6

Art Academy Arrives on Nintendo 3DS on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

First released as part of Nintendo's accessible 'Touch Generations' series on Nintendo DS, and then split into two enhanced forms for a downloadable DSi/3DS outing, the Art Academy series takes on a New form. In New Art Academy for 3DS you will have a greater range of tools at your disposal as well as a larger and more varied set of lessons to learn from, as well as a virtual gallery for all your work and even the chance to create your own lessons to share with others. Full press release after the image.

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22nd June 2012 - Get ready to marvel at your newly discovered creative skills when New Art Academy launches across Europe for Nintendo 3DS on July 28th. Jam-packed with 32 brand-new lessons, New Art Academy will have you painting and drawing your own masterpieces and sharing them with your friends and family in no time.

New Art Academy features both Introductory and Advanced lessons - whether you are an old master or a complete novice - offering easy to follow, step-by-step guides to a variety of drawing and painting techniques, styles and materials. You will be surprised how easy they are to pick up and how quickly your techniques can improve. To enhance your learning experience even further and to resemble your real-life inspirations best, some of the reference images for the lessons are now displayed as 3D videos, such as a tree with moving leaves or a river with flowing water. If you can’t get enough of the lessons - don’t worry - there are plenty additional ones coming your way in the near future.

If you just want to doodle or to practice a technique you have just learned, such as creating a stunning portrait, the Free Paint mode gives you an unlimited blank canvas to use at your will as well as a wide range of art materials to practice with.

A comprehensive art studio awaits - New Art Academy expands on your toolbox of paints and pencils, with new art materials for you to master including colour pencils, pastels and a variety of accessories at your disposal. These additional accessories include Scratch Pads for testing your artistic implement of choice, Colour Wheel to help choose similar or complimentary colours for an image when using the paints and even a Blending tool for smoothly blending the pastels together. The accessories help to create a more in-depth experience for the user and further extend the creative possibilities whilst learning new skills and effects.

Don’t let your proudest artistic achievements go unnoticed as with New Art Academy you have plenty of possibilities to show off your talent to family and friends around the world. Send your greatest masterpieces to your loved ones via SpotPass or Nintendo Letter Box.

That’s not all though as for the first time in an Art Academy game you can create and share your own interactive lessons for your friends to enjoy, allowing you to become a virtual art teacher. You can now select a subject, perhaps from a photo taken on your Nintendo 3DS, then teach your friends a favourite technique or style, and share it via local wireless or online via SpotPass.

Become the curator of your own gallery! Hang your art in your in-game virtual museum and admire your masterpieces as you walk around.

To begin learning new artistic techniques and painting masterpieces try out New Art Academy when it launches exclusively for Nintendo 3DS across Europe on 28th July.

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Also known as

New Art Academy: Learn New Painting Techniques and Share Your Art









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If only I'd read Marzy's review before I purchased Colors 3d! I think I'll pick this up to hone my skills as art can be such a thrill to create. The box art is quite lovely too.

Haha great! Will go perfect with the 3DS XL, so painting will be more comfortable.
I love it when a plan comes together.

You are not alone. I am here with you. Though we're far're always in my heart. Love u!

Time to get artsy. Smilie

Just after I go out and buy the original, ...sigh.
Oh well, it looks good, I will probably get it. Does anybody else think that the person on the cover looks a bit like Michael Jackson?


Hyrule Kitten said:
Just after I go out and buy the original, ...sigh.
Oh well, it looks good, I will probably get it. Does anybody else think that the person on the cover looks a bit like Michael Jackson?

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Yeah not seeing it.

Have to disagree, he does a bit here definitely:

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You are not alone. I am here with you. Though we're far're always in my heart. Love u!

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