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Published on: 06 August 2016
Art Academy: Atelier
Use realistic techniques via the Wii U GamePad touch screen, then curate a virtual gallery, share your creations via Miiverse, and even upload videos of your work to YouTube! You’ll progress through a series of fun, step-by-step lessons, each focusing on a different technique. Learn the theory before applying your new skill with the GamePad and stylus!
The two main courses, Beginner and Advanced, comprise a total of 11 lessons, plus 14 Mini Lessons, which focus on the practical element only. Choose between Studio Subjects for human and animal models, plus still life objects, or Landscape Composition to find an engaging angle from various locations. You can also get to grips with many different materials in the Tools course, too. In Free Paint, practice and experiment, either from a reference image imported via SD card, or entirely from your imagination!
There’s a wide choice of materials to work with. Pencils include monochrome and coloured ranges, from soft to hard, and there is a Graphite Stick, a Pastel Set or a Charcoal Set, plus erasers for altering your piece.
Once you’ve finished your first piece, it’s time to show off! You can post pictures directly to Miiverse from the game, as well as view other artists’ work, plus the new video upload feature lets you post clips of your piece coming to life, complete with zoom-ins and background music! You can also view your art in the Portfolio, save to an SD card for printing and sharing from a computer, and even walk round the Gallery in first-person perspective to check out your masterpieces!
So, whether you’re a fan of classical realism or prefer abstract expressionism, you’ll find everything you need to nurture your inner artist in Art Academy: Atelier, exclusively for Wii U.