I currently own Art Academy: First Semester for the Nintendo DSi. As a hobby artist with a tenuous grasp of the basics of blocking, light, shadow, shading, and detail, the title did me a world of good -- so much so that I'm interested in picking up Second Semester.
However, according to reviews, the second title is a near carbon copy of the first game with significantly curtailed content, making me reluctant to pick it up without knowing exactly which lessons and concepts are covered. Because this is a self-graded title based on the player's own internal critique, walkthroughs in the traditional sense don't seem to exist from my cursory searches through Google.
So, a simple question: what lessons and artistic concepts does Art Academy: Second Semester cover? Additionally, what subjects are covered in this title's "mini-lessons" for further study?
(Note that answers pertaining to the box release of Art Academy also apply, since this version is a straight compilation of both semesters at a higher MSRP, with the addition of 80 "motifs" to use as reference material.
Since there's no chance I'll purchase this version of the game, though, a bonus question for the comments: what do they mean by "motifs," exactly?)