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I have 5 copies of the downloadable version of Art Academy spread out over my various DSes, and I still couldn't wait for this version for the 3DS. It has so much more content - Colour pencils (which I always wanted), pastels (which I can't wait to try) and more lessons, plus there will be downloadable lessons. You can pick from different textures of paper, and start off with colour paper instead of a white background. The paint even has a 3D look to the texture, it's not so flat like before.

The paint tray is larger, and has a much larger selection of colours, including pallets of colours that work well together. I noticed that in the pencils and pastels as well, though I haven't had time to try them out.

There's a "gallery" to show off your work which is nice. It's like walking through The British Art Museum where you can hang your art on the walls in the many rooms. It's an easy way to show people your work without having to look for it on the SD card. It looks like you can also share art via Street Pass, but I'm not sure how that works yet.

And a really nice feature is the stock images of photos for you to draw from. They are in 3D so look very real. The still life photos let you rotate the light source the way you think looks best. And there are some 'live' photos as well, like moving rivers and wind blowing through the trees in landscapes that make it feel like you're painting from real life. All in all, this is a GREAT version.

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Vicki Talbot
United Kingdom
I am originally from Tacoma, Washington, USA. For the last 10 years I've been living in England.

Current Residence: in the middle of England

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Blackmago Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i cant believe you have your MII as avator o.o :spank: xD
That's 'cos I mainly only use DA for stuff created on my DSi & 3DS. I don't have a snazzy animated gif like you.
Blackmago Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG my turn to be slapped by victoria u.U
MrBIGAL Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Vicki, thanks for the fave!
Demmi-Alpha Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey! I found you via Nintendo Life.
Yeah, I do get around a bit :) Thanks for the message here.
Thank you for the fav!
PhxDragon Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!
MickyDuff Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for watching :D
Your DS stuff is amazing. I don't quite understand how you're making them, but they are brilliant.
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