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Attention All Drawers and Artists, Draw "Chespa" - gottacatchthemall1.deviantart.…
So as most of you know I am using Pokémon art academy for a while now to help me learn to draw better, and to learn new tricks and all and you see the result ^^ .
Now because i have first hand experience with this game/art program , here are my 2 cents on the matter: "should you get it or not?".

so what is Pokémon art academy? : 
Pokémon art academy is a program to teach you how to draw pokemon ,but not only that, it also teaches you several methods to draw in a comic style, to a painted style.

It gives step by step instructions, going easy in the beginning to letting you figure it out yourself in the end game.
Having a bunch of tools in your arsenal , which get expanded over time you learn how to use each and every one of them to the best of your ability's.

You also get a partner artist: A girl if you say you are a man, and visa versa if you say you are a women.
He/she will draw bad, at least in the beginning, but he/she'll evolve with you as you progress trough the lessons and get better yourself, but he/she'll always be worse then you in a way , As his/her style is really abstract.
While he/she may not color within the lines so to say you will envy his/her creativity , because his/her style is unique in a lot of ways. 

There is also the professor who gives you instructions with every lesson, his art always looks amazing, and it is hard to do exactly as he does, he seems to have the possibility to put less pressure on his pen, probably of the art being made in a outside program, Not that that is a stumble block but it is kinda annoying seeing how his piece looks , while yours will look slightly off in a way.
Overall he is rather helpful though showing you a small video of what you have to trough the main course(but not in the mini lessons , later more about that)

Now the lessons themselves are split in 2 main components: 
    -The main cource
    -Mini lessons
    -The exams
    -Quick sketch

the main course will be where you learn new tricks to draw better, and where you get new tools,Here you are basically following a set of instructions.
They help a lot on getting you to learn new stuff, from adding shadows to using a airbrush to add detail and a soft glow

The mini lessons are the main meat of the game if you ask me,here you are set free, kinda, syou still hae to do step by step, but here you have to do it all by yourself, no preview on what to do, only your tools will have a grey backgrounds to say, use this for the best result, but in the end you don't have to use them

The exams are the same as the mini lessons, but the professor will guide you trough, not with previews but just words and a picture showing how it is supposed to look
Completing these will give you a higher rank, and access to new lessons 

Quick sketch i s like homework, you are given a task you need to complete with only the tools you got

And last freedraw: your playground to draw and test what you want, you select a reference picture and off you go, you unlock more reference pictures trough completing lessons

Now when drawing there is a cheat (at least I find it kinda cheaty) you have the option to put up a overlay showing the outline of the picture you are trying to make, this will help a lot, as the small screen makes it kinda hard to guess proportions.
you can also zoom in and out, and over all the drawing portion is like a mini photoshop , it is simpler and lighter, but works actually really great, which i didn't really expect from a handheld game.

The art layout is also uses a 2 layered structure , you have the lineout pen, which always comes on the top, and the coloring methods which come on the bottom, own which it's own eraser  

The best part for me is the album where you see a chronological ordered view of all the arts you drew, on cute pokémon cards, Here is also where you can export your art onto your DS card to transport it to your computer
When you do transfer, note that it will be watermarked!

there is also a sharing mode over the miiverse but my 3DS isn't connected to the internet at the time of writing so i can't say for sure what that is like.

-funny dialog with your rival/companion 
-Great tools, work surprisingly well 
-Lots of reference pictures to be unlocked (over 200)
-Lots of tools (from pencils to airbrushes) 
-possibility to share your work and watch what others drew
-Freepaint is like a portable mini photoshop
-Easy redo and undo, just press L and R 
-Can add backgrounds when you are done, you can select to add them or leave them

-Music: while it is catchy, it loops , and that is especially annoying while drawing for 3 hours on a piece
-Only a 2 layered structure , it is way to easy to erase colors you didn't want to erase
-Pen is to thick at times, it is a limitation of the format, not of the game really
-Can be annoying to hold, again not a limitation of the game, but of the system

Now should you buy it?:
If you are a beginning artist , Definitely , maybe try art academy if you don't like Pokémon.
Are you a Pokémon fan, Go for it, it's tons of fun drawing your favorite characters.
If you are a great artist: Maybe, you probably know all the tricks learned here, in that case it is more about, do you love Pokémon enough to keep using the program or not.

So that is my small(?) review of Pokémon art academy
Hope you enjoyed the read ^^
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YerBoyo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  New Deviant
Is this where I can make requests...? :V

If it is, I'm looking for a picture to put on the backs of my card sleeves for when the next tcg set is released- Houndoom is my favorite Pokemon, and alas it's mega is getting a card~

If this *is* where requests can be taken, then I would like to put in a request for a picture of a Mega Houndoom wearing a sombrero looking out over a landscape of a night-time desert, a few cacti spotting the sand. I'm hoping that the M Houndoom could have a fierce, gritty look to it.

I see that these are "requests", but if this is in any way a commission, I would gladly pay an agreed-upon price.
Oh, and one last note: since I'd like the artwork to go onto the back of trading card sleeves, it would be best if the image could be formatted to be 2.6 inches wide and and 3.6 inches tall. My many thank yous!
YerBoyo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  New Deviant
Oh, I found some specifics from the custom sleeve-makers' site:
"Make sure size image is 2.8" by 3.8". Approximately 1/5" around the sides of the trim will be cut for overprint.
A resolution of 840 x 1140 is best.
Your image mode should be RGB when finished."
Teacinno Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Request Batch 1 (2015/08/04~2015/08/31)

Hello everyone!
I am willing to draw requests for free! Please send me a note!

Requests opens for 3 slots! I will add another comment for the second batch of requests!
First come first serve!

I have the rights to turn down anything I don't feel comfortable drawing.
GottaCatchThemAll1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Attention All Artists - Draw "Chespa" - gottacatchthemall1.deviantart.…
BaconChemist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there some sort of request system? If so, please tell me /:
Lefteh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
If it's possible, could I have a Mawile with a half grin with a bag of gold next to him Drawn?
HughSurname Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Artist
can you draw this [[… ]] with Pikachu as Link and Raichu as Ganondorf. It's from the final battle in Twilight Princess when they have their swords crossed, pushing each other back. Ive combed the internet looking for it 6 times, and I kinda wanna get it as a tattoo.
Heavybrony1401 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Does anyone do requests in here?
seaside-ukulele Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014
if requests are still open: please Draw a Lucario with a long tongue? (nothing s-xual or greninja scarf or cartoony stretchy.) Just a lucario with a long tongue hanging out of mouth. Like from mouth down to belly button or something. and if it is not clear (i trouble at getting ideas across sometimes) the tongue belongs to lucario. Thank you.
i am on alternate account because i am slightly shy im sorry
ShittyChan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
◄ [ Requests - Open ] Holiday Card Project ►
All Requests will be sent to dA HQ for the Holiday Card Project. So if you have a great idea to spread the cheer this season; Please feel free to let me know.
Details: The Drawings will be on index cards and traditionally drawn, line art only.
Specialty: Chibi (Cute) and somewhere between Cartoon and Anime.

~ Thanks for Reading, Happy Holidays.
MoriDraw-666 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can anyone draw my OC? (Here`s the link:…
LOGANIGHTLEGEND Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Could I please request a drawing of my team and me? c:
 For the trainer I'd like Brendan in this outfit:…
but with the reds replaced with blue, as well as longer black hair that pokes out under his hat and Maxie's mega glasses… (with the key-stone visible please).

For the team, I'd like a Swampert standing behind me with one of his arms wrapped around my side protectively and with a stern look on his face. I'd also like a shiny Minun hanging from my shoulder by his little paws and with a silly, playful look on his face. Next there's Zangoose, who I want to be leaning against my leg on the other side of Swampert and crossing his arms with a sly grin. Then I want a Kecleon to be facing Zangoose and making a surprised look with his tongue out at Zangoose, as well as his back arched and standing on his tippy toes with his arms out to the side similar to his pose in this picture…
Then I'd like a Banette with wide eyes and her mouth unzipped and a chesto berry (Here's a pic for reference:… ) in front of her mouth like she's about to eat it in one huge bite, jumping into the air above Kecleon with her arms hanging back and by her sides. Lastly there's Castforme, who I'd like to be sitting on a little rain cloud floating above Swampert (but still in her normal form) with a tired, relaxed look on her face.
Lonely-Spectreon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could someone please draw a Volcarona with her baby shiny Larvesta? :3
HazardPlays Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you please draw me and my team?
My team is :
Minun (sitting on my shoulder)
Umbreon (shiny)
PixelTheRaichu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I have a request for a female sableye I would like for her to be darker than the usual color and have blue gem eyes add any other deatails that you think would make her look nice her name is Pixel yeah I know my name but its also this chraters name 
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