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Feature: More Miiverse Favourites From Art Academy: SketchPad

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Mario, Link, Pikmin and lots of lovely art

Back in August Nintendo released Art Academy: SketchPad on the Wii U eShop, a budget-priced drawing tool that utilises the GamePad touch screen and allows full colour image posts to Miiverse. For artistically minded Wii U owners it's certainly a terrific option that can deliver impressive results; not long after its release we picked some of the resulting Miiverse posts as our early favourites.

The community now has over 105,000 active participants, more than trebling the numbers of a week after launch. More importantly it's still active, with new posts appearing with every passing minute. With that in mind, and with Super Mario 3D World in particular clearly capturing some imaginations, we thought we'd browse through the most popular posts of recent days to hunt out more exceptional examples to share.

Below — in no particular order — are ten drawings that stood out, and there are many, many more that are also fantastic. Not all are game related, but we think are pleasing on the eye; click on the usernames to visit and 'Yeah' the original posts.


sintann

Tanooki-Joe

EMPTY6PACK

saser465768

Magnolia17

LeoneoL

krunnky

MetdKnight

Tokoya3

RINDA705


So those are some that we've appreciated so far — let us know what you think and post your own masterpieces or discoveries in the comments below. If you do want to share your own illustrations with the community, meanwhile, you could do worse than check out the Nintendo Life Artists forum thread; browsing the Art Academy: SketchPad Community is also recommended.

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NintyMan

#7

NintyMan said:

As someone who frequents the Art Academy: Sketchpad community, I've seen my share of masterpieces. Here's only a few of my recent favorites.
Wing Cap Mario
https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRLdYoocluBUlA
Wario
https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRKLWWAoe0kOLQ
Aquatic Ambiance
https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRKFxd4KHs6aYk
Wario & Waluigi: Dream Won't Come True
https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRJpNY854oaMh5
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRIp8D0W-D3CuB

shigulicious

#13

shigulicious said:

Art Academy is one of the best features for the WiiU. Maybe Nintendo can advertise that? Naw, nevermind.

GamerJunkie

#20

GamerJunkie said:

You can just use free apps on your computer or phone/tablet and they have more features. Thats why I didn't buy this app on Wii U, it should really be free.

Kirk

#24

Kirk said:

Some of the art appearing on Art Academy and even Miiverse is just brilliant.

Randomname19

#35

Randomname19 said:

My favorite is the one with Smash Bros U Link
Seaman Reggie?I'm gonig to have nightmares tonight

Genesaur

#36

Genesaur said:

Maybe not nightmares. Somehow, I enjoyed that game; I'm always surprised to see references to it.

NintyMan

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