Summary: I cannot draw at all. I wish I could. That's why I bought Art Academy. The first lessons were for sketching in pencil. I drew a ball and then an apple, which I thought weren't bad. Then, came the tree in pencil and paint. That turned out well, also. Afterwards, the lessons became more difficult. I could mimic, but I don't think I did well. Part of the problem is the stylus is no replacement for an actual paintbrush. It feels more like pencil.
Summary: I am not new to painting and drawing and have really enjoyed this excursion! I found myself not believing what I had created on that tiny canvas! The zoom tool is good, but it should also zoom on the top screen as well as the canvas. I would have given this a five star. I did not because I could not take my prehistoric "saved in gallery" images, and improve on them. I had to start over! Whhhooo is me!!!
Fun edutainment title, with some puzzling feature exclusions
3 November 2010
Summary: This is a repackage (with changes) of a product that was originally available as two separate titles in the downloadable DSiWare line. I didn't play those titles but from what I've read this is very similar, so much so that most others online don't recommend the purchase of both the retail and downloadable versions.
Summary: It's a great series of lessons bundled up in easy steps. It covers a lot of the same sort of basics you'd expect from a first semester art class. If you're looking for an art program, it's not a good fit. If you need something more advanced, it's not a good fit. If you want better resolution/handling, the stylus doesn't work well with so few pixels. If any of these things sounds like you, I highly recommend picking up Colors 3DS.