Thursday, December 01, 2011

I'm dreaming of a DSi-enhanced Christmas

Before anyone asks: No, I'm not dreaming of getting a DSi for Christmas. That would be a bit strange, don't you think? Especially since I've been pining for a 3DS for so long.

No, the headline above has to do with the trio of holiday-themed drawings artist and musician Billy Polard created using his DSi (and a copy of Nintendo's Art Academy).

My favorite of the bunch is Polard's depiction of Yukon Cornelius (from my all-time favorite Christmas movie, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"):

That said, his spot-on renditions of The Grinch (see it here) and Frosty the Snowman (here) are nothing to sneeze at.

Sadly, I've yet to "play" my own copy of Art Academy for even a few minutes. Maybe I'll finally do so over the holidays.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I downloaded the 1st semester on the 3DS, since it's there now. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, that's good to know, Justin! I really do have to pull this out of hiding finally. It sounds like a lot of fun :)

Adam said...

I actually never knew Nintendo made art academy. I'm actually interested in buying that title, maybe it can help me draw better. I'm no good at art. I'm surprised I survived my 7th grade art class.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, Adam, it was released a few years ago, I think -- or maybe it was last year? Anyway, there are two ways to obtain it: You can buy the boxed/physical/retail version (for about $20 now, I think) or you can buy it through the DS and/or 3DS eShops. The eShop version is in two parts, by the way. If you end up buying it, let me know what you think of it, will you?