Game 9: Art Academy: Lessons For Everyone
(had to take pictures of the diplomas with my phone because they never made a Miiverse community for this one)
I haven't done all the sidequests or the DLC missions yet (those'll probably be post-52 content), but after playing 30 hours in the last two weeks, I've finished the main story.
Looking at this one now, that shadow looks kinda off. Reflection still looks pretty nice, though.
Really like the stem on here.
On this lesson, Vince only had me draw the tree and not the background. I want to go back and do the whole scene now.
This one was pretty simple to do, but I think it's really effective.
One of the sidequests. Not sure if I'm totally happy with the skin, but the pit and hole came out really well (this will sound good out of context).
What is up with those clouds? I guess it works though?
First time with pastels, and one of the first ones that I was really happy with. I like the sense of depth that the different levels of detail give.
Perspective on the building came out a bit weird, but maybe I can just say that was an artistic choice? Like the ivy is choking and distorting everything in your field of view?
A koi. This one's starting to grow on me I think.
Okay, I really love the wet sand on this one.
Should the tabletop have been more defined? Who knows?
This is Diego. This is the only face picture I'm happy with.
Water! I like this one!
Another one in pastels. This one came out better than I was expecting.
So yeah, this is supposed to be a portrait. Google recognized it as a face when I uploaded it, though, so I'm going to count it as a success.
I think I redeemed myself on this sidequest anyway.
The Tower of London. Trees could have used more work, though.
Westminster, the final boss. The lens flares on the lights were my own addition.
After beating the final boss, I went back and did this sidequest, though I went a bit less impressionistic with it than Vince recommended. I really really like this one.
Finally, I topped it off with a totally original painting of my cat in my driveway.
As for a review of the game itself: It's a pretty powerful painting tool (for making small jpegs), and the lessons are actually really good. It does actually kinda feel like I took a real-life introductory art class, with drawing technique and smatterings of art history and color theory. Great presentation, too -- the music, the ambient sound, and Vince talking like Bob Ross really puts you in a painting mood.