Learn to draw Pokemon with Pokemon Art Gallery

Do you have a Pokemon fan?

Now you can learn to draw Pokémon with Pokemon Art Gallery for the Nintendo 2DS or 3DS

Kian (13) has been a Pokémon fan for as long as can remember and his enthusiam has rubbed off on Isaac.  This Pokemon-themed iteration of the Art Academy series, offers budding illustrators and Pokémon fans alike 40 lessons to learn how to paint, sketch, and draw with beloved Pokémon characters. Along the way, students of Pokémon Art Academy can pick up actual illustration skills that they can transfer onto real canvas or paper, or share their digital masterpieces with the world.

The easy-to-follow lessons have step-by-step guides that teach genuine painting and drawing techniques. A friendly tutor, Professor Andy, takes students of all ages through these lessons, each of which breaks down complex-looking images into simple steps. Gradually, players pick up more and new techniques that allow anyone to create artwork they can be proud of and unlike the Art Academy predecessors, this game lets the kids try their hand at illustration.

Pokemon Art Academy

Every artist needs tools, and the touchscreen toolbox once again houses a bright range of pencils, pastels, and paint. There are also art materials brand new to the series, such as markers that make block colours with clean sharp edges, and airbrushes that allow for a fine graduation of colour. In addition, the new outline pen leaves a smooth line that cannot be coloured over – perfect for cartoon drawings with slick borders. Finally, Kian and Isaac need not worry about making mistakes when experimenting, as the new undo feature allows the removal of several previously made steps from a masterpiece-in-progress.

Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favourite Pokémon from throughout the series – even including those from the recent Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games – such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling, Fennekin, and many more! Students can progress through four different levels of lesson, beginning with first drawings in Starter, discovering new skills during Novice and Apprentice, and culminating with mastering a new talent in Graduate courses.

As players hone their skills, they can try out Free Paint mode, where Pokémon can be created in any style using the full range of tools. Over 100 reference pictures of Pokémon are included for inspiration, while images taken with the Nintendo 3DS camera can also be imported into the game. Both Kian and Isaac enjoy playing with their Pokemon trading cards, which feature a whole host of characters they can import.



For those who want to keep their artistic juices flowing, there’s the new Quick Sketch mode where players can jump into short, simple drawings and practise producing Pokémon sketches quickly – perfect when out and about, or as daily practice.

All accomplishments can be saved into an album, as a truly personal collection of character cards featuring your artwork as the illustration, together with your signature. Share masterpieces locally with other Pokémon Art Academy players, or post them to Miiverse to show the world your greatest artistic triumphs. And while you’re there, you can always ask for help with techniques from the friendly Miiverse community of art and Pokémon fans.

Kian especially loves this game and will spend hours creating his perfect Pokemon characters and he is getting better and better at it all the time.  Although it is still technology it is a nice break from all the gaming he likes to do too and Isaac has been inspired to draw his favourite characters – just look at this Gastly!

Pokemon Art Academy

Now, not only do the boys do battle with their Pokemon X & Y games, but they play cards and now draw Pokemon too!

I will leave you with Isaac’s favourite joke:

“How do you get Pikachu on a bus?”


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