Hone your artistic skills with the next installment of the popular Art Academy franchise. New Art Academy offers brand new step by step lessons that help artists of all levels learn to paint and draw. New Art Academy guides you through drawing and painting techniques, different visual principles and various artistic materials. Save your masterpieces and build your own portfolio that can be shared with friends via SpotPass and WiFi.
New Art Academy is enjoyed best with the New Nintendo 3DS XL console. The Nintendo 3DS XL system offers a screen size that is 90% larger than the Nintendo 3DS, meaning that you can be more accurate with your brush strokes. The Nintendo 3DS XL's solid stylus is easier to hold making it more comfortable to practice and perfect your style with New Art Academy.
Improve your skills and become and even more accomplished artist with New Art Academy and Nintendo 3DS XL.
New Art Academy offers a wide selection of realistically behaving art materials to master. Experiment with mixing colours or using the edge of pencils and pastels on a scratchpad before adding to your masterpiece.
Use three grades of pencil (2B, HB, 2H) either pointed, or on the side for shading, to sketch and draw. There are also erasers, charcoal and a white pencil to complete the set.
With over 100 different colours to choose from, the world is your oyster with the coloured pencil set. Use them pointed or flat and if you make a mistake, there are two types of eraser to fix your picture.
There are 17 fixed colour paint tubes, but the beauty of paint is that you can mix up an endless variety of further shades - you can have up to 80 available from your palette at any one time. Use the colour matcher to identify a specific colour from a picture or the colour wheel to find complementary shades and hues. There are two types of brush - those with a rounded tip and those with a flat tip. There are three sizes of both types and you can add different amounts of paint and water to your brush to achieve the effect you desire.
Brand new to Art Academy, there are over 130 different pastels featuring every colour of the rainbow. You can use them in three different ways: use the point for detail work, the edge for graduated effects or the flat side to fill in larger areas.
Vince is your guide in New Art Academy and he will teach you techniques in a variety of lessons using different materials and source material. Vince will take you through each lesson step-by-step, showing you exactly how to use your paints, pastels or pencils and making sure you grasp each stage thoroughly before moving on.
After you complete a core lesson, you'll be able to practice your new skills further with additional mini lessons on each topic.
Users can show off their newly learnt skills in new Free Paint mode. In this mode players are able to pick a canvas and run wild with their imagination to create a unique masterpiece.
You and your friends and family can also create your own Custom Lessons to share with each other. You can use any material you like - how about a photo taken with your Nintendo 3DS cameras or an image you've saved on your SD Card?
You can create up to 10 steps for a Custom Lesson, with each step showing a new stage of your drawing, and add text to explain what you're doing. When you're happy, you can share it with others via SpotPass.
You can share pictures from your Gallery portfolio or your SD card and even share your 'work in progress' picture you've created in Free Paint mode. You can even share custom lessons that you've created from scratch. Share your art via SpotPass, Nintendo Letter Box and Local communications with other 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
The fun doesn't end when you complete the lessons in New Art Academy. For the first time you can now purchase extra lessons from the in-game shop. These lessons will be available after launch and you'll need to make sure you're connected to the Internet in order to purchase them.
There will also be special free Custom Lessons available that will be distributed via SpotPass. The first of these will be a special lesson on drawing a Goomba, so keep your eyes peeled after launch.
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