If you’ve never tried it before, the Art Academy series actually offers a pretty interesting set of tools and tutorials for drawing and illustration. It won’t turn the average Nintendo 3DS user into Picasso, or anything, but it’s a nice way to relax, learn how to draw and make stuff.

Pokémon Art Academy is, obvious, the Pocket Monster extension of the series, and Nintendo of America has finally given the game a solid release date. North American 3DS owners will be able to learn how to draw all sorts of Pokémon starting on Oct. 24, 2014.

Once you learn how to draw the best Mewtwo ever, you’ll be able to share it on the Miiverse with others. Even better, you can transfer your work to an SD card and put it on your computer for digital sharing or even printing, though exactly how high the quality will be remains to be seen.

Are you interested in snagging Pokémon Art Academy when it launches?



Aug. 22, 2014
This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family.
Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information about the game, visithttp://artacademy.nintendo.com/pokemon.