I bought it
The first two chapters were sold on the DSIware, but there's much more to it on the cart. In my opinion its well worth that price point if you have even a [passing interest in art. It takes you step by step in a manner that guides anyone that could not even do a stick figure before, with this mini course they would be starting a life time hobby with skill they never knew they had. They offer lessons with pencil black and white, colored, water colors and much more. There is also a free paint mode. Each finished practice job can be saved in a mini gallery to show off to friends and family complete with a choice of various frames to display them on. I will be getting this one to keep for the duration of my owning the DS. As I see it, the free paint mode makes a great DSi easel art pack for your on-the-go practice. I believe you can also upload them to face book via the normal method after saving on the card as the card save to system as well.
The poor man's tablet
I've worked with plenty of different art mediums before, but I never really had the opportunity to work with digital tools due to monetary issues. Art Academy is a good substitute! The lessons are great for beginning artists, and for those looking to branch out to different styles that they normally wouldn't paint/draw in.
If what someone said in another review is true, then I made the right decision in purchasing the DSi Ware version. I rather like being able to save what I paint to an SD card so I can later upload it to my online gallery.
As stated earlier, the lessons are good, but the real fun comes with Free Paint mode where you can create your own images!
This game is great for people who like to draw and paint or would like to learn how to draw and paint. I always knew I was good at drawing, but I didn't know I was this good! Because of this game I am becoming an amazing Artist. This is a very accurate game. Vince, our art teacher in the game tells you "What you will learn here in this game can be applied in real life." I was a skeptic about his statement at first because I thought drawing or painting wont be the same on an actual canvas, but it really is! I was in shock when I went to purchase real art supplies like pencils and brushes and found that the 2B, 2H, and HB pencils existed out of the game. The graphics in this game are amazing it really feels like your drawing and painting on a canvas or a sheet of paper. Everything you do in the game you can do just as well when actually applying it in life. Although I love this game I would not recommend it to people who really have no hope at drawing (Such as my best friend:p) or anyone who doesn't have the patience or the dedication to learn. I'd say this game is for someone who already has a natural has a gift to be an Artist or has a great chance at getting really good. The artwork found in this game is really intense, it doesn't teach you how to draw step by step it just gives you a lot of information on how to be a better Artist. I'm sure anyone could master this though if their dedicated.
MY Art Is Fun!
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This game is really neat :D People whine about not being able to go back to pencils after switching to paint, but do you really do that in real life. The lessons are neat. Ive made some amazing pictures :D The background music isn't loud and annoying like most games. I really wish there was a way to upload your pics to the computer :( But over all I give it a 10/10 :D
Art Is My Life
Art Academy looks like it would be very helpful for on the go beginning and intermendiate artists of a great age group. I myself would like to be this for my fiance and myself to get back into art in a slow and useful way.
I bought the DSi Ware version, and it only has about 5 easy, quick lessons. Also, on the free-draw, I could never figure out what to draw. Oh and the extra lessons were terrible. The art instructor never helped me through the lesson. I think this game will be much better. It's improved a lot. I'd recomend this game than the DSi Ware one.
This has helped me become so better at art!
I may be a very skilled atist above many things but i thought "why not practice a little more?" "it couldent hurt right?" Although instead i got the training of my dreams not only for the "flipnote hatena" that I am so addicted to but in all manors of art.
If you like to draw or paint, I reccomend this!!!!
This game taught me so much, improving my drawing skills both in the game and in real life. I reccomed this to anyone who is artistic or is looking for a great casual game.
If you love art then you will LOVE this!
This game teaches you how to draw FANTASTIC! art with such ease.The lessons are easy to learn and they take a while but in the end its all worth it! There is also free draw mode (wich I use alot) you sketch out your pic with the pencil tool and then you can paint it in.This game has tought me alot about art and I really recommend it!