Since the launch of the Miiverse community on the Wii U, we have seen an incredible amount of artwork from talented artists across the globe; you can catch a small glimpse of the amazing illustrations in our Miiverse feature.

Last month, Nintendo announced it'd be releasing an Art Academy app for the Wii U this summer; sticking to its word, the app is making its way to the Wii U eShop (in North America and Europe) this Friday, 9th August.

Titled Art Academy Sketchpad, the application will allow users to create colourful sketches using tools which are set to feature in an upcoming full Art Academy title for the console. Artists will be able to upload their work to the Miiverse, so be sure to witness some awe-inspiring creations.

Will you unleash your inner artist and download Art Academy Sketchpad this Friday? Let us know in the comments section below.