Art Academy: Home Studio
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Genres: Art, Creation
The Art Academy™: Home Studio software introduces new and more robust lessons that make it easy for anyone to learn the basics of drawing or go in depth with more advanced techniques. The stylus and touch-screen controls of the Wii U™ GamePad controller offer a lifelike feel, whether you're layering paint on stroke by stroke, blending pastels, or using the new charcoal medium. Let others see your creative process in motion by uploading time-lapse videos! Regardless of age or experience level, everyone can learn to create works of art and share them with others.
Nintendo eShop - Art Academy: Home Studio Launch Trailer
I genuinely feel that, while it's not a perfect representation of drawing/painting, Art Academy: Atelier does an excellent job of teaching you the process of creating a piece of art. I believe that having followed the tutorials I could pick up a pastel or pencil in real life, and use them just as effectively, utilising skills I've learnt from a piece of software. While it may not be the most thrill-inducing package, Art Academy: Atelier is a relaxed and deeply enjoyable way of improving your artistic ability and creating artwork on your Wii U.
Granted, the game isn't perfect. Pinpoint accuracy can be a problem when trying to do intricate work with the stylus and touchpad. You also don't have the scope and breadth of features like you would with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, which honestly should be expected. For aspiring artists or weekend creative warriors who own a Wii U, however, Art Academy: Home Studio is an inexpensive and fun way to dabble into art of your own. Just be careful that it doesn't make you want to wear tight pants, striped shirts and a beret, um-kay?