Animal Crossing Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Here’s a Copic drawing that I actually did last year, when I was still playing the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons every day (I still do it at least once a week.)

I drew the outline on Affinity Designer and did the coloring using Copic markers.

Happy holidays!

K

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Splatoon Inkling Template

I don’t think that this is very characteristic of the “me” on this blog, but I’m actually quite a gamer. For the past half-year or so, I’ve been really into a game called “Splatoon 2”, which is played on the Nintendo Switch. So much so, in fact, that I’ve made my own YouTube channel about it! I’m quite unpredictable.

I wanted to make my own avatar, so I made this template on Affinity Designer. I then planned on coloring it with Copics (as usual) and then doing the background digitally.Youtube Profile Pic.jpg

My semester starts on Tuesday, and unlike last semester, I don’t have posts lined up! So, I am going to “cheat” and divide this project into three parts. The next post will be the colored version, and the one after that will be the final one with the background. That should keep this blog busy for a month or so!

Also, I am taking an art class next semester, so hopefully that’ll give me something to post!

K

Colored Christmas Card

Today is the last day of Christmas, and so I’m happy that I’ve colored the Christmas card (somewhat) in time! I meant to do the background in Copics as well, but my B00 ran out while I was doing it, so I completely redid it using Affinity Designer.

christmas card colored

My scanner is strange, so the gray strips on the third bauble are actually purple on paper. I like the gold bauble quite a bit. Although it’s streaky, it actually looks like gold! And the highlights were lighter on paper, so it looked more reflective.

I don’t like the font much, so please let me know if you have recommendations to make it better.

Happy Epiphany!

K

Christmas Card

Merry Christmas, everyone! May you all have a blessed day!

This year, I decided to make a Christmas card template. I’m going to fill it out with Copics, which appears to now be my go-to Christmas art medium, but since I don’t know when I’ll actually finish coloring it, here’s the template for now. I made it on Affinity Designer.

Christmas Card.jpg

K

Typewriter with Texture

This kind of feels like I’m recycling this post, which maybe I am, but I added texture to my old Affinity Designer illustration. I learned how to add texture to digital art in my Foundations of 2D Design course, my first art course in college, and I really appreciated it because I finally learned how to imitate the illustrations that I liked! No more boring solid color for the whole thing!

Typewriter 2

The textures that I used for this typewriter are actually the ones that I made as homework for the aforementioned class. Thanks, professor!

K

I Like Affinity Designer!

I only realized a while ago that Adobe’s creative products had moved to a subscription-based payment system, even though this change happened years ago. I’m not a full-time artist, and I use Illustrator and Photoshop only once in a while. I thus did not want to pay the monthly or yearly subscription for my casual use. After some research on the internet about good alternatives to Illustrator, I came upon a review about Affinity Designer. And I want to say that this is a great alternative!

I’m not going to give an in-depth and full review, partly because others have reviewed this program already (like this one or this one). But today I wanted to show something that I’ve done with the program. As a fun project, I wanted to redesign the book cover of J.D Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. I haven’t finished the whole thing, but I have done the typewriter – one part of my design – using Affinity Designer. And here it is!

Typewriter

 

I used the image from this website to create the typewriter.

K