Learn to Draw Your Favorite Pokémon in Pokémon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS

  Learn to Draw Your Favorite Pokémon in Pokémon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS

 40 Unique Lessons Give Fans Step-By-Step Instruction for Drawing the Series’
                             Most Iconic Pokémon

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- May 12, 2014

Grab your stylus and start your Pokémon-drawing journey in Pokémon Art
Academy, launching this fall exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS
systems. This Pokémon-themed installment of the Art Academy series offers
Pokémon fans and budding illustrators alike 40 unique lessons to learn how to
paint, sketch and draw beloved Pokémon characters in 2D. Along the way,
students of Pokémon Art Academy can pick up actual illustration skills that
they can transfer onto real canvas, or share their digital masterpieces with
the world.

Pokémon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS (Photo: Business Wire)

Pokémon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS (Photo: Business Wire)

The Art Academy series made its debut on Nintendo DS in 2009, offering a
comprehensive virtual art studio with a variety of realistically behaving art
materials. Wield the stylus with tactile precision on the Nintendo 3DS or
Nintendo 2DS touch screen to use a plethora of paint, pencils and pastels. A
hallmark of the Art Academy franchise  is its easy-to-follow lessons with
step-by-step guides that teach painting and drawing techniques. A friendly
tutor takes students of all ages through these lessons, each of which breaks
down complex-looking images into simple steps. Gradually, players pick up more
new techniques that allow anyone to create artwork they can be proud of.
Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favorite
Pokémon from throughout the series, such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard,
Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin.

“The Pokémon  characters themselves  are among the most endearing and enduring
aspects of the Pokémon video games, with everyone having their own favorite,”
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales &
Marketing. “Pokémon Art Academy lets fans deepen their connection with these
iconic characters by providing detailed lessons teaching how to draw them on
their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS in a straightforward and enjoyable way.”

For more information about Pokémon Art Academy, launching this fall in stores
and in the Nintendo eShop, visit http://artacademy.nintendo.com/pokemon.

Remember that both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls
that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more
information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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