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Art Academy: SketchPad Discussion (Nintendo Wii U eShop) [game]
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Welcome to the official discussion thread for Art Academy: SketchPad on the Wii U!

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I'm no Miiverse artist myself, but I imagine some of you guys could do amazing things with this app.

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Posted: 08/10/13, 02:59:07
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You should link to the miiverse post so I can yeah you from my computer.
Posted: 08/12/13, 19:21:23
Wow I somehow missed those Pikmin paintings. Gorgeous. Inspirational.

I much prefer this style of art to the pixel or overly photoshopped stuff I see out there. This shit has SOUL, and it's harder to hide behind stuff here. Loving it.

I think I'm gonna have to put some effort into AAS. Though not perfect, drawing on it still feels just great.
Posted: 08/12/13, 19:56:55

Looks great! Color it! Color it!
Posted: 08/12/13, 20:10:51
Yeah, I bought this app. It has ridiculous potential! I'll be creating stuff here and there. The lighting on that Pikmin's strawberry is fantastic. That sounds dirty, lol!
Posted: 08/12/13, 21:11:11
Damn, it's amazing how talented some people are.
Posted: 08/12/13, 21:16:27
@New Forms

Drawing and art are really way more skill based than talent based. Some people are imbued with certain traits naturally, of course, but mostly it's just work, work, work until you're as good as those artists on the last page. And anyone can get to that point, if they want to.
Posted: 08/12/13, 21:28:22
It's a drag that you can't see the screenshots in Wara Wara Plaza. Hopefully Nintendo fixes that limitation.
Posted: 08/12/13, 21:29:49

Yeah, wasn't it Rembrandt that said something along the lines of, "If you knew how much hard labor went into my craft, you wouldn't call me naturally talented."
Posted: 08/12/13, 21:56:44
Posted: 08/12/13, 22:12:37
I'm not entirely sure anyone can do it. Remember Ratatouille and Chef Gusteau's line?
Posted: 08/12/13, 22:26:19
You guys are doing some great stuff with this app! And WOW at the artwork coming out on Miiverse.

No one's added the game to their NW game collection yet???
And also, I think this thread should be the official game discussion thread.
Posted: 08/12/13, 22:49:07
Home. Now I can properly link some of my work!

People are such color whores. This got double the Yeahs of the uncolored version even though I much prefer it personally.

I can't get over how much this looks like a real paper with real graphite on it.
Posted: 08/13/13, 04:18:23
Man, a lot of these are gross. I can't even fathom doing even remotely-- *sigh*

"Peach in Kimono" is my favorite, I think. 1-Up!


And yeah, people are color whores. Unless we're talking about AAA Titles, then just the opposite.

Posted: 08/13/13, 04:34:36  - Edited by 
 on: 08/13/13, 04:35:16

Do you always sketch your pictures first then color after? I wasn't sure if that was best to do since coloring it after always leaves those sketch marks behind through the color which is kinda annoying.


Posted: 08/13/13, 04:54:22  - Edited by 
 on: 08/13/13, 05:27:35

Agreed! Zero has to do that I think.


I think Carlos and/or PogueSquadron and/or any other awesome artists here, should volunteer to teach us the basics via this app. Helps us understand some fundamentals so we can draw nice stuff too!
Posted: 08/13/13, 05:32:15  - Edited by 
 on: 08/13/13, 05:33:38

Good idea about the Sketch School. I'd enroll. I always buy these dumb things and I can't draw anything. I mostly end up just appreciating other people's work. That's what I got most from Colors 3D.
Posted: 08/13/13, 05:49:34
Posted: 08/13/13, 06:25:09
Yeah, the way the "layers" in the game work is really weird. I really don't get it. But yeah, sketches first for illustrations. Very rarely for more painterly style stuff I might begin with large blotches of color and then add light and dark for contrast after. Again, I'm not the most comfortable with color. I can never choose what "works". For certain things I can pull off some cool color stuff, and generally I know what colors look attractive, but knowing and doing are different things. Pogue knows how to paint though, that's for sure.

It's funny, I was kinda thinking the same thing. I just didn't want people to think I was telling them I was all that and that I'm qualified to teach. I was this close to doing some step by step work. One of the problems though is it'd only teach people my style. I don't draw the "traditional way", which is bullshit IMHO anyway. I kinda go by feeling, but there are of course some general rules to TRY and follow.

Much of the time I draw freeform though. That alien creature thingy used next to no basic blocking in of shapes or anything.

Bob Ross is a hilariously appropriate icon for me. I mean, I am an actual fan, but I actually agree with his methods. Many in the art world hate him and think his methods are "wrong", which is close minded bullshit. He advocates FEELING art, which is something I agree with. He doesn't plan his paintings much, and often makes drastic changes mid-work. Some crucify him for that, I do not.

Wow, that WW one is gorgeous. I really wanna do something that whimsical. Tonight I'm gonna try my hand at a few things and maybe a simple "tutorial" for my character's head, which is pretty dead simple.
Posted: 08/13/13, 06:31:39  - Edited by 
 on: 08/13/13, 06:34:21
Cool, just did a new piece. It sucked so hard at first. I kept plugging away at it and I'm really beginning to like it. Worried it might be too gruesome for Miiverse though.

As you can see, this one actually went through some changes.

Sorta getting there.

Last iteration so far. Looking cool I think.
Posted: 08/13/13, 08:29:56

I like it! Your alien/monster designs are always really cool-looking. Keep posting your stuff in this thread!

I've noticed that you tend to use the same character in a lot of your drawings. Is there a story behind that? Is he a caricature of you!?
Posted: 08/13/13, 09:18:08
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