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Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

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#1 Exarion Team XC Pretty Face 5159 posts 202.00 XCB

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:19 PM

Hello, folks!

I bought myself that Pokémon Art Academy game for 3DS last Christmas, and I'm loving it!

 

Being a huge amateur at this hobby, I don't intend to purchase a tablet-pen thing for my pc, where I draw mostly using GIMP because I also won't get either Photoshop or Flash. Therefore, being able to draw using the 3DS following those lessons makes me feel I'm improving!

 

Even with pretty standard pictures (for now), I'm a bit proud of it and want to share with you.

 

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#2 Exarion Team XC Pretty Face 5159 posts 202.00 XCB

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

Here we go!

All the LESSONS in game have a step-by-step on the upper screen, so we draw on the touch screen.

 

We start the game with an "admission exam", drawing a Pikachu/Froakie/Piplup face with nothing but pastel crayons.

Then we go through the Beginner course, where we draw upon a layer of outlines... This isn't so interesting, so I won't post those pictures.

 

The Novice course is a bit more challenging, where we draw upon basic shapes (and start to use other tools, shadow effects). Now, this still isn't the same as drawing by myself, yet we are much more free to work on details.

 

After that we have Graduate lessons, starting with a blank layer. Of course, we still have the step-by-step, but now it's real work!

 

Actually, it's possible to "cheat" by requiring the basic shapes and even the outlines, but I don't do that. >_>

 

 

I really liked some results in my Novice course. Keep in mind the backgrounds are added by the game. <.<

 

Snivy with pencil tool.

Spoiler

 

Chimchar with the regular marker tool.

Spoiler

 

Eevee with pencil tool.

Spoiler

 

Pumpkaboo with marker tool.

Spoiler

 

Lugia with paintbrush tool.

Spoiler

 

The "final exam" (but not different from a lesson, really): Pikachu with pencil and paintbrush tools!

Spoiler


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#3 JoeTheSwap Ancient One Former Bossman of the XCG 4548 posts 61.00 XCB

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:28 PM

Pretty cool~ Pumpkaboo is my fave~


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#4 bobandjim Ancient One Needs a life 987 posts 108.00 XCB

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:18 AM

After seeing this, I might get the game too!  These turned out amazing! Congrats.  That final exam pikachu is really good.


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#5 Jesse Team XC Head Admin 5530 posts 434.00 XCB

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:20 AM

Gotta say, that Pumpkaboo is impressive.

 

The pencil and paintbrush tool aren't that nice to look a separately. The pencil fill and the paintbrush outlines aren't my cup of tea. That said, mixing them together? Pikachu looks amazing.


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#6 Exarion Team XC Pretty Face 5159 posts 202.00 XCB

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

Thank you all, guys. <3

 

And here I start the Graduate course!

LESSONS are still step-by-step, but we start with a totally blank screen! We still are guided to draw the basic shapes, though.

New techniques are taught, and we have more freedom to choose the colors.

 

 

Remember, the backgrounds are from the game (yet).

 

 

 

Vulpix with pastel (+ smudge tool)

Spoiler

 

Lapras with marker (shadow with outline pen)

Spoiler

 

Lucario with marker (shadow with outline pen)

Spoiler


Edited by Exarion, 09 February 2015 - 05:05 PM.

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#7 Jesse Team XC Head Admin 5530 posts 434.00 XCB

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:46 PM

O.O This game...

 

That Lapras... Holy crap. Amazing! Literally flawless.


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#8 Yami Stomach Oldies Wut 9469 posts 691.00 XCB

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

wow mang

just

wow


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:07 AM

Oh sure, make it more harder for to endure that I don't have a 3DS yet..... ;___;

 

 

But yeah these are quite awesome, now I know which game to pick first when starting out. xP


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#10 Exarion Team XC Pretty Face 5159 posts 202.00 XCB

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:55 PM

Many thanks, guys. =]

 

Hurry Bardon!

 

 

 

So I tried the FREE PAINT mode for the first time.

Unlike the LESSONS, here we don't have a step-by-step, but still they offer several templates (event downloads are stocked here). They quickly present "basic shapes - outline - template" before starting, but the upper screen is static. We actually may switch between those 3 options and no image, in addiction to show the outline/basic shapes on the touch screen. Yet I adopt the standard "complete reference" on upper screen, "blank" for touch screen, but with grids to get a minimal help.

Backgrounds still from the game.

 

 

 

Espurr with outline pen and paintbrush tools (template from free paint, bg from Gengar lesson):

Spoiler

 

And back to graduate LESSON, a harder one:

Charizard with paintbrush and pencil tools

Spoiler


Edited by Exarion, 04 March 2015 - 04:56 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:34 PM

Omg... I absolutely love these.
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Posted 07 March 2015 - 04:23 AM

The espurr is adoribru and the charizard is jut Epic AF


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

Do Koffing/Weezing!


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#14 Exarion Team XC Pretty Face 5159 posts 202.00 XCB

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the kind gestures, people. =]

This is not open for requests, Eel. Maybe in the future. Maybe.

 

 

 

The following pic finishes the graduate course LESSONS (because the usual Pikachu ended up a bit weird.)

Mewtwo with paintbrush, pencil and airbrush. Background from the game.

Spoiler

 

 

You might remember that Nidoking drawing I posted somewhere else.

Well, I finally found a way to put it on the 3DS camera and then used it as a template for the FREE PAINT.

Nidoking with paintbrush.

Spoiler

 

 

 

The game isn't over yet! Extra LESSONS were unlocked, so there still is more room for developing techniques. =]


Edited by Exarion, 08 April 2015 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:22 PM

epic mang


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

ASDJKHASLJKDFH

 

THAT MEWTWO

 

OH WOW. SO GOOD.

 

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Nidoking looks a lot better with the background. I like the very different art style... But it's a very different art style. Very smooth for a Pokemon. I won't lie and say I love it, but I definitely don't dislike it. I'm sure it will grow on me.

 

But are you suuure you don't want to put that Mewtwo as your avatar? SOOO GOOOOOD.


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#17 Exarion Team XC Pretty Face 5159 posts 202.00 XCB

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:49 PM

I agree, it's pretty different.

I like how the Pokémon TCG (which Art Academy often refers to) adopts many different styles as well.

 

Maybe that smooth way looks more natural (or less abnormal, haha) on small, cute pokémon, like that Pikachu on my first release...

 

Hold on for the extra lessons. x)


Edited by Exarion, 08 April 2015 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:50 PM

Wow Paintbrush could do this..................... o___________o

 

amazing work


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