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I may write about games for a living, but I actually majored in Studio Art in college (and a couple of other things, as well). My primary focuses were painting and digital art using programs like Photoshop and Painter, and I've been known to help people learn to draw and paint over the years. With that in mind, I actually approached Art Academy for the Nintendo DS with some reservations. How well could a DS title instruct users on drawing and painting, two skills that many artists spend decades developing? The answer is a little more complicated than "it does" or "it doesn't." Art Academy isn't really a game. While there are 10 main lessons to complete, with a number of mini-lessons that serve as skill exercises, Art Academy doesn't actually track what you're doing. Instead, it presumes that you're doing the work it's giving you. Whether that's because it assumes you're performing each step correctly or because the developers want users to feel like they have the freedom to "play," I couldn't tell you, but it's typically in your best interest to follow along as instructed. Art Academy takes you from drawing an apple (sort of, which I'll get into in a second) to using atmospheric perspective techniques to properly imply depth in a landscape painting.
I couldn't have been the only one: Anybody remember Bob Ross? That guy from PBS that would always be so mellow and gentle, but you were aware even as a kid that he must have been wasted on the most calming drugs he could find? Well, I hope you brought your bong sleeping pills, because his essence has been digitalized in Art Academy for DS. Now, it's Vince instead of Bob, and he's got the huge face-fro instead of the crazy white-dude fro, but it's the same persona. Close, but no cigar... though I'd bet he could draw ya a cigar. This is a hard one for me to really score as a "game", since... well, it isn't one. It's an animated teaching tool with a touchscreen. The last time I played a game that was meant to teach me something, I was either traveling across the Oregon Trail or chasing Carmen Sandiego, so this is fairly uncharted territory for a self-educated so-and-so like myself. But here it is: an educational game created to teach everyone the thought and details that find their way into artistic works of... art. Vince narrates each lesson, helping not only to explain what he's doing on the screen, but also why he's doing it.
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|Art Academy: Learn Painting and Drawing Techniques with Step-by-Step Training (Nintendo DS ONLY - NOT FOR DSI) (uk import)||$27.99||See it|
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