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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Pixel Art GIFs

My college moved to online classes last month (a decision that I wholeheartedly agree with!), and I had this idea of making an online office hours platform to facilitate social interactions and just make people a bit happier. I’ve given up on the actual idea, since I’ve realized that it’s super hard to make an online multiplayer game, but I had already made some character designs, which I want to show you today.

 

Stay safe, everyone!

K

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.

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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.

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K

Mountains

I was pretty sure that I’d already posted this piece, but I guess not! There’s no draft of it either, so either the post was a figment of my imagination, or I deleted the draft. Both are possibilities. Or it could be something else.

Regardless, I think this was one, if not the, last project I did using Adobe Illustrator before moving to Affinity Designer. This was an attempt to depict mountains before I did so using Copics. I’m pretty happy with it, though I wish I’d done more detail. I based it off of this photo by “shrimpo1967”.

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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!

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

K

Assembly: Graphic Design for Everyone

A few months ago, I was looking for something fun to do on my phone. I stumbled across Assembly, a graphic design app that was marketed as being easy to use, and I downloaded it. I liked it a lot! A more comprehensive review can be found here, but basically, it includes a number of different shapes that can be scaled and colored to create interesting compositions. I used the free version and was still happy with it. I liked the limited shapes because they helped me to create nice minimalistic graphic designs, and the palettes that they recommend are also nice.

Here are two of my initial compositions:

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I also used it to create a model for a robot that I had thought of for a class project. It’s really very nice!

K