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Video: Art Academy and Yoshi's Woolly World Combine Beautifully in This Time-Lapse Showcase

Art Academy and Yoshi's Woolly World Combine Beautifully in This Time-Lapse Showcase

Worthy of any virtual gallery

A neat new feature in Art Academy: Atelier / Art Academy: Home Studio is the option to upload time-lapse footage of your creations to YouTube. It's a practice popular among artists on the video platform, and provides multiple options that are automated - rather like Mario Kart TV in Mario Kart 8. The new Art Academy is...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

Review: Art Academy: Atelier (Wii U)

Art Academy: Atelier (Wii U)

Magnum opus

By its very nature, inspiration often strikes when we least expect it to. A random walk through city streets might spark the idea that forms an entire novel, just as the sound of rain lashing against a bedroom window could help to shape the mood of a composition. The Art Academy series has always respected and encouraged the creative...

News: Art Academy: Atelier Sketched In For 26th June Release in Europe, Includes YouTube Upload Feature

Art Academy: Atelier Sketched In For 26th June Release in Europe, Includes YouTube Upload Feature

The full Wii U version is finally coming

While completing work on the full version for Wii U, Nintendo released Art Academy: SketchPad in August 2013 to tide over creative gamers for a short spell. The full Art Academy then missed its 2014 release target, prompting some concerns it had been sidelined; those worries can now be laid to rest with the...

News: Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

May have had a PA write the post, we'll never know

We're well aware that a good number of the Nintendo Life community are rather talented artists, or perhaps enjoy looking at others' masterpieces, so it's worth noting that one of the best Art Academy: SketchPad contests to date is underway. As you can see in the entry above it's based on The Legend...

Gallery: Art Academy Masters Produce Award-Winning Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Drawings

Art Academy Masters Produce Award-Winning Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Drawings

Some lovely work

An enduring legacy of the DS, 3DS and Wii U in future may well be the use of their resistive touch screens for impressive drawing apps. The Art Academy franchise is front and centre in this respect, giving gamers the tools to express themselves through art or to take tentative first steps in learning how. It's a refreshingly...

Review: Pokémon Art Academy (3DS)

Pokémon Art Academy (3DS)

Make Smeargle proud by sketching Fletchling

Since we first put stylus to touchscreen on the original DS, Nintendo's handhelds have made full use of the unique interface by allowing us to interact with games in a whole new way. Some ideas have worked better than others, but the natural act of scribbling or doodling shapes, in particular, has never...

News: Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed for European Release on 4th July

Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed for European Release on 4th July

Will draw you in

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued its own press release confirming this title for the region, but has only provided a release window of "this fall". Original article: Not long ago it was confirmed that Pokémon Art Academy is arriving in Japan on 19th June as a retail title on 3DS. We speculated that a release in the...