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Improve your Pokémon art skills this fall with Pokémon Art Academy for 3DS

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Posted on May 12, 2014 AT 12:05pm

A new installment of Nintendo’s Art Academy series will be centered around Pokémon, the company announced today.

Pokémon Art Academy features 40 lessons on how to draw Pokémon from across the series, including the recent X and Y installments for 3DS. Each lesson has four different levels to it, starting with sketches in the Starter level, moving to refinements in Novice and Apprentice, and capping off the piece at Master level. Techniques taught include building up from basic geometric shapes, coloring and shading techniques, and shadow and depth. Pokémon Art Academy will also let budding artists superimpose their creations on a selection of backgrounds.

The game will also boast a Free Paint mode for digital artists to flex their creative muscles using only reference pictures (of which there are over 100 Pokémon pictures within the game to use) and a Quick Sketch mode to help hone your doodling.

Pokémon Art Academy launches exclusively for 3DS (and 2DS) July 4 in Europe, with a North American release to follow this fall.

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