Do you yearn to create something beautiful and unique? Let Art Academy for Nintendo DS put artists’ tools and techniques at your fingertips
Many of us see art as something made only by artists, using special tools. But Art Academy, available exclusively on Nintendo DS, makes drawing and painting accessible to everyone. It shows you how to create your own pictures, while guiding you through techniques that anyone can master. Even experienced artists will be surprised at how useful and versatile Art Academy can be.
So what is it like to use Art Academy? ‘I loved to draw and paint as a child, but hadn’t done either for years, so I was really excited to try it,’ says craft lover Alice Thompson, 54. ‘The format makes drawing and painting seem like a game, so I felt encouraged to experiment – I didn’t worry about making mistakes as I might have if I were using traditional art materials.
‘A series of lessons takes you through basic principles and artists’ techniques step by step, so even complete beginners and children can learn at their own pace and speed. There’s also a free-paint mode and, if you are using the Nintendo DSi or DSi XL consoles, the in-built camera will take photographs you can use to create drawings or paintings. With its wide range of tools and portable format, Art Academy turns your Nintendo DS into an artist’s sketchbook with a real edge.’
The Art Academy software for Nintendo DS has incredible features that make creating art fun and rewarding:
Ready to explore your own creativity or nurture a talent? Learn more about Art Academy and the Nintendo DS console at www.nintendo.co.uk/artacademy
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