Pokemon Art Academy

I’ve been playing Pokemon Art Academy, which turns out to be a nicely relaxing game for me. It’s also teaching me some art skills, building on some of the things I’ve learned at Disneyland/WDW Animation Academy. I’m learning better shading and layering techniques. The game starts you out tracing outlines and coloring them in. It builds up to having you draw using pre-defined construction shapes. Finally, you are sketching entirely from a blank canvas but with guided steps to build up construction shapes and finally coloring and shading.

I’ve finished the main game, though there’s still 6-8 “graduate” lessons on advanced topics that I’m working through. The bad part is that it’s making me want a drawing tablet for my laptop so I can do similar work in Photoshop!

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