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kinda hard to draw a lot lately with trying to focus on studying and also like.. playing games. so there isnt a lot this time and there might not be a lot for the following few weeks either
back at being upset with dixies sprite from dk king of swing but this time i tried to actually edit it! simply reshaping the ponytail helped so much huh

[p ianta

ok so heres my own take on the fire rosalina color scheme... which both of these were intended to be, but then it was brought up in response what would the ice color scheme look like and so you can pretend the one on the right is actually ice

adn then spore as usual
edit: just noticed this is page 6 now O_O
 
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this is like the what week in a row with dixie? sixth? also sorry theres very little this week too
look. look. her again. i was testing how i want to do the color palette for when i draw her bc i still havent figured it out, also featuring two palettes picked off of tropical freeze for reference

mario kart tour just invented black birdo that day. and something felt off about her color scheme so i did my own again

i could do a normal heart locket meme with the actual website which i actually bookmarked.. or i could do this instead for some reason
 

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have been more productive this week somehow
looked through a bunch of art in medieval bestiaries and i was Inspired

i wanted to have a shot at a wendy redesign. ended up changing less than i expected but i like it

just so you know i love my new worm children (though the fur is facing the wrong way on the blue one in the drawing)

dressed up an old creature in like victorian era clothing, made a funky creature with a fake head on their tail, a green segment limb guy, and two remakes

one of me dragons on flight rising

now heres tux paint . also the streak continues. busted bayou my beloved

bit of a reverse in color scheme, here we have drawing a plain nebula and then using a kajillion magic tools and some starry brushes
 

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idk what to say here but its not as much as last week
tiny kong, before she was even born, stole from dixie all the genes that make you tall, for herself . learn to share smh
(this is totally how they interact with each other though. they just continously bully each other in a lighthearted way. i got this headcanon from nothing in particular as theyve never actually interacted before despite being siblings........)

wanted to make a vehicle that really really looks like a creature so here it is

sort of doodle to experiment with the prehensile tail and also fur

the vehicle thing is back but as an actual creature!!! also some other fellas

a person in a server brought up the idea of piantas with plants depending on their region and its just. that idea is so GOOD i fell in love with it so its my headcanon now and also heres some doodles of that

flying frog but it flies for real
 

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we have stuff and things. note theres some pretty hefty gifs at the end of the post !
bringing back this noki i randomly drew months ago bc i had the most brilliant oc idea. which is : a pianta and a noki who are also girlfriends

lil tilemap test thingie to heck around with some things i can do with paint.net (with plugins hehe)

waluoigy for an art submission in a discord

i literally made a dixie skin exactly 2 months ago but i didnt like that one so heres another take entirely from scratch !

some spore. i spent a while heckinf around with the first one here after



im holding rayman
 

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Wait its saturday
nid from donkey kong country 3 dixie kongs double troublr

Just so you know those ocs from last week still live rent free in my head

some sort of tile test, with normal map colors because i like the aesthetic of it


local fool draws a wasp in a drawing program for babies

I....... definitely went beyond overboard with the eyes theyre too big but yea heres lily she has a name now ! the noki still doesnt :{
also there was no dixie this week whoops... so this streak lasted 9 weeks or something ?
 

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no worries theres dixie here this time
mario super sluggers

This was for lesbian visibility day so : have the sapphics (this is the most important pic in this batch)

re-REDREW an old oc. i may have gone overboard with the redesign, just a little

doodle i used as an opportunity to experiment with shading a lil

as promised ! i redrew a panel thing from an old dkc comic. og scan and translation source here!!!

suddenly missed starbound again so ... pianta ? this was harder than i thought and id need to adjust more if i want to make this into an actual mod . i couldnt even get the eyes to look right

more flight rising
 

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this is where i keep drawing instead of studying !
yeah though. exams ACTUALLY start happening from the next week finally. so activity in the thread should slow down
have this silly flower critter, then.. a bug bear, if you will, and then a remake of the noki from a few months ago because that older one just kinda pissed me off after the pianta i made recently LMAO

and then i proceeded to take. a creature which is a pair of legs essentially. and put it in the space outfitter. and dress it up. Like That. and it animates surprisingly well in the game??? especially for only being able to bend the legs and the midsection of the torso

and then i drew it because i really really liked how it turned out

more re-redraws of old ocs. i could honestly go even further with the designs

random critter

i also gave her a blush

remake of that rat mario doodle from the very very start of 2020
 

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i promised it! idk why i said activity in that earlier post but there IS less art than usual. what stinks about exams is that i dont really get time to draw and i like drawing :{
oh right i tried to draw a thing based on an unused super paper mario texture of... a leaf?? it just looks like a wing seriously https://tcrf.net/Super_Paper_Mario#Fracktail.27s_Headgear

ok so i drew this on may 12th, which is actually exactly a month after i first drew her, and it didnt occur to me until two days later. anyway for some reason i struggled a lot with drawing this and like how hard can piantas be to draw seriously

leaf dragon, just "dragon", a dragon of darkness (curiously enough i combined two unrelated creatures, the older one just being called a dragon of darkness and the other one having that in its description), and a bug thing where spore kept being very uncooperative

i think my friend came up with the idea???
 
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i guess not havin much time to draw led to me only drawing indulgences... therefore, this post only features sunshine npc species and some spore creatures. whoops
starbound pianta Again but i had the foresight to just frickin trace a model instead of whatever i did last time and it looks so much better || nothing i can do about the line eyes though...

also some skin colors. except i just realised i need that purple from galaxy 2? is that even in galaxy 2 or only in noclip? anyway the colors wont be separated by genders this time, in This Mod I May Potentially Make,

heres cilia i accidentally gave her elbows

and also it turned out her ridiculous hair shell thing actually works Fine in 3d, so heres some angles of that

thats what i was frickin talkin about !!!

i accidentally found out again about a spore creature i made all the way back in early 2013. and i have ape brain and i thought "grass skirt. some other things. what if i make this a tree people" and thus i did make this a pianta
which also looked better in my mindddd but what can i do ?
 

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i tried to scrape by. next week should have more art though since exams will FINALLY end
lily minecraft. lily minecraft (also should be her final color scheme hopefully)

more progress on the starbound mod thing i may or may not finish someday maybe, heres a bunch of clothes and mockups and yet more colors ! and heres the link in the pic http://smswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Docs/NPC_Info


right this here on th eleft is a species that already exists in stabround but with slight modifications to the appearance from Yours Truly ,||||which is a mod i actually made like years ago and still use

might as well do a lil practice too why not
and i also drew the beetl again. didnt forget the jaws this time. i guess this is gonna be a representation of me now

more star frickin bound this is using default colors because i was like, planning out colors for nokis. ill make them at Some point if i even finish piantas
 

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there! more art! it may slow down for a bit again though because i guess i had to have more exams chucked at my face...
bug guy

diddy

sometimes love cobras/snakes are found in different colors!

finally got to play spore and then proceeded to do this on the right. and then i forgot to pick a different coat pattern thing. whoops

wow cilia literal character development (i also realised a few days later that having a ridiculously spikey head isnt a barrier to wearing shirts because nokis can tuck their heads and also limbs in the shell fine)
 

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had free time for real now but i also kind of really wanted to play many games and didnt end up drawing that much, but ill start drawing more!
this was when i was supposed to be studying but i was also crying over studying so i decided to just play spore instead

This was an Attempt at a sort of city in the sky, but unfortunately the particle effects are highly uncooperative and so it didnt work out as well as i hoped

An Attempt,.

more flight rising fanart... it was the 8th anniversary. on june 8th. and the maintenance for the anniversary started at 8:00 flight rising time. so

guys

also have done more work on the starbound mod thing. definitely a wip yet

funny chimp

wanted to play mysims so uh fludd
 

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this here is a spore kind of week
i started another playthrough that week, i got it to zealot! it went carnivore -> social -> aggressive -> religious. its theme is showing the evolution of a species even after creature stage by utilizing subtle coat changes

something made me come up with this drawing idea and i just had to draw it

totally real reason for why they (presumably) cut rabbid yoshi from sparks of hope
and yoshi (yoshi) is probably just busy having a snack idk

after like 2 years since the first and last time i did it, i make another spaceship based on a cell. this is actually for the zealot guys which,

here they are! you can see some little changes in their colors. also i accidentally overlaid the cell on the civ one and missed it until later oh well it doesnt really block any important detail that you cant already see on the space one

im back at my starbound mod nonsense because starbound noki is now Real||idk how im gonna make the torso shell work coding-wise but yheah
also due to some limitations i realised way too late both hte (head and torso) shell colors will have to match now which wasnt the case in sunshine... BUT : There will be No gender dimorphism Entirely

random spore creature from my mind !||not a creature ive ever actually made in the game but it uses spore parts and patterns and is definitely make-able in the game

stylish as hell dress up of a creature i made a few months ago

EDIT: https://www.mariowiki.com/The_'Shroom:Issue_171/Community_Gallery im here with a drawing all the way from april and also look at bbq turtles thing im there im in the bottom left!!!!!!!

EDIT EDIT: I FORGOT THESE DOODLES FROM A FEW DAYS AGO

they were. caused by quite a funny convo on a discord
 
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i renamed the thread from "zelen posts her art if she doesnt forget to" a few days ago happy saturday
ive been doin a lot of work on the starbound mod i may or may not finish. i did a LOT with nokis that day

hey we have this
lava queen i like her but not her design so i attempted to redesign her and lean more into the "rabbid peach (evil)" thing. the weapon is precision now because she and bwario both have rumblebang normally so i didnt want repeats

havent done normal creachers in a while

back to the mod, i finished most of the animations for piantas and i only need to finish the swimmin animation

hello

now heres the ocs again i need to draw lily in particular more

i also submitted an entry for the scribble deathmatch and will quote it here once the scribble is public
 

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we have some stuff this week, most substantially the frickin mod i finally got working
first the scribble! ill link it instead https://www.marioboards.com/threads/43896/post-2283645 it is called "mama pipe and her piranha plantlets"

little sparrow dragon i actually designed way back in 2016, intended for a browser pet sim. well it WAS supposed to be a dragon then but now that i draw it its just kinda... one of these weird quadrupedal birds i do sometimes

cool guys i made in algodoo (of all things) in 2014. the icy one is called "Vivezal" and the winged one is "Tamazia"

yeah

new ls mark video. lasts almost FIVE HOURS. I took some of the time to spend a while drawin lily

continuing my starbound pianta mod nonsense. after many MANY crashes i finally got this working and made a character! its the first time i got a modded species to work too, i was working on a few before but never got as far as this!!!

yeah meet stormy she has a gun and a hammer and some other stuff ive acquired this new playthrough

the default object descriptions, shown when inspecting with a species that doesnt have a set inspect text for them, also revealed that they are also sapphic i didnt intend this

also this

anyway another scribble should go up soon and ill post it here next week
 

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we have a few birds here
first off https://www.marioboards.com/threads/43896/post-2285483 round 2 scribble it is called "YA GIRL CANT DRAW REAL HUMANS"

a few spores. i have no idea where the shadows on the ground went, did the highest shadow setting (i usually have it on medium) really do that???

remember i was doing mario rabbids weapons as creatures??? and havent done that since january??? well i did it again at LAST

remembered i drew a few pokemon fusions from http://pokemon.alexonsager.net/ a few years back

tux paint beepo comic based on a few screenshots i took



for an event on a discord
this is from our convo on kong names from random objectives recently. i planned to make a few more from what i generated but this one was enough........ meet grey kong who is very much not (she also responds to gabby)

transcribing the text because yeowie its a little hard to read on a light background:
grey kong was only sort of grey for a very short period during her childhood when she was named, only for her to grow up and turn yellow anyway. whoops!

(i seriously cant believe i found such a fitting real life basis for this (yellow-cheeked gibbon), for a joke i came up with literally on the spot no less)
 

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I DID NOT EVEN REALISE it was a saturday
https://www.marioboards.com/threads/43896/post-2286823 as usual now, round 3 scribble. "the return of this random bonneter i drew one time in 2019 and then never again"

spores again, featuring a puppeteer, a poor attempt at the cool new ship from mario rabbids sparks of hope, this guy, plushy guy, this guy inspired by several pirahna plants, and owchie sharp wing


inspired from a convo

yeah so the girls have a pet piranha plant that literally just showed up one day chilling near lilys flowers. is also surprisingly benevolent. lily, as the Local Plant Keeper, naturally, is also the main one taking care of this thing
cilia likes to give it nicknames Like This

testing my weird leathery birdlike wings again

fludd mario karts

some dress ups of my creatures, featuring Fancy Feathery, the plant lookin guy, and then a remake actually. this guy went from "this guy HATES to have his cape get dirty and he has magical hand gesture things that clean the whole room" to "this guy HATES dirt he thinks his cape is special but it isnt and hes not the best cleaner to have ever existed like he thinks he is"

interesting goings on in the city at morning
 
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Yea im still not drawing much i hope thats fine
i also forgot to repost the scribble last week but ive decided to wait until the tournament is over to post every one of my scribbles, with further info. for now just check the scribble deathmatch thread yourself
cloak guy

spiny donkey kong country 2 diddys kong quest

yea that was yesterday when i mentioned in profile posts i found a better drawing app. i believe this one is autodesk sketchbook? i used ibispaint x before and i ended up deleting it after finding sketchbook just Installed on my phone lmao
(resized because gosh this is tall. click to view in full)
quickly drawn guys
 

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ok theres more this time. ill also show my scribbles either within the next few days, or next saturday
https://tcrf.net/Development:Pokémon_Gold_and_Silver/Sprites/980506#Sprites_300-448 early pokymon

banan a

usual content



i may basically be unable to play ab stella anymore because it wont stop breaking forever for some reason but that wont stop me (from being local willow appreciater)
unfortunateley i dont like how the uncolored one turned out


dino

like i mentioned on discord a few days ago, i remade the bugsona ref
 

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time to repost all of my scribbles then properly!!!!! results are out for the last round now so i can do this
https://www.marioboards.com/threads/43896/ scribble thread check it for everyone elses scribbles too theyre incredible
click on the images to see them in the full 600x600 px size. i had to shrink them to fit this ridiculous table that also looks terrible on mobile
round \ promptround 1. prompt:
warp pipe
round 2. prompt:
new donkers
round 3. prompt:
palette swap
round 4. prompt:
the mushroom kingdom
round 5. prompt:
boom boom and pom pom
round 6. prompt:
cathedral of notre dame
round 7. prompt:
beach episode
scribble
title"mama pipe and her piranha plantlets""YA GIRL CANT DRAW REAL HUMANS""the return of this random bonneter i drew one time in 2019 and then never again""what Mushroom is truly part of this Kingdom of life???""props if you get the reference""the bell is tiny and this probably makes no sense geographically but it also fits because mario is missing gets a lot wrong anyway""you know what they say: "You'd better be careful when speaking to powerful Piantas." also i did the classic kid thing of having a sun in the corner of the image and birds that are just V's"
Yeagh i went Overboard with titles. a title character limit is totally reasonable for next scribble deathmatch lmao. it.. definitely should exist
round 1: very convenient for the color i picked.. but otherwise i just kinda went with a weird warp pipe creature. i like how the piranha plants turned out!
curiously i put a bit more effort into this one than i did with the following bunch of scribbles (excluding the 7th one), though its not really that noticeable. its mostly just like. a few rimlights in places really?

round 2: indeed, i can not draw real humans so this prompt was a bit of an Uh Oh....... instead, theres the thing where i call new donkers Sims, and so i just went for a mysims joke. i like mysims! i think it turned out pretty creative. i also tried to be accurate to how mysims has a few meshes for the clothes that it then makes up a lot of textures for to make different kinds of clothes if it makes sense?

round 3: i couldnt think of much and i just went for the dumbest joke i could think of . the og pic of the random bonneter is found alllll the way Here (i had no idea the caption i wrote for that drawing would align so well with the title of this scribble too Wow)

round 4: first thought with this prompt was to joke about the floating landmass thing in odyssey. but i also had an alternative idea, which was a biology joke! and i dont think i can really draw landscapes! so i went with that instead instead of going for the locations theme hehehe (also shoutouts to the random smrpg enemy)

round 5: had no ideas but i kept thinking of these sonic vids from this guy https://www.youtube.com/user/Rogerfromimp/videos and went for that. knuckles in those likes to shout IM CONFUUUSED URAARAHAHGHHH and then he proceeds to beat the hell out of things. Fits boom boom

round 6: this was Tricky... i ended up poking around mario wiki a little, and going for the mario is missing thing. i also sure did learn a few things about its bells thanks to wikipedia. like one of the towers has just two big ol bells and theyre the largest ones? i referenced a pic of one for my scribble pretty thoroughly
huh this luigi DID turn out pretty cute like ive been told

round 7: i really lucked out with this prompt!!! i like mario sunshine. actually. and piantas. im glad i got to end the tournament on a high note with something i got to be passionate about, so i actually put the most effort into this scribble and it turned out my favorite out of all my other scribbles! it actually has Things going on even if not much!!!
i also put in a few more references to sunshine itself, mostly this artwork https://www.mariowiki.com/File:Smsaftergame.jpg but also the textbox and making the sun resemble the health meter (awesome)
in retrospect i shoulda saved the "classic kid thing" thing for these explanations instead of making the scribbles title ridiculously frickin huge 😶

i didnt put it in the table bc it wasnt that important but: i won round 1, lost round 2, won round 3, lost round 4, won round 5, won round 6, won round 7. making for a total w-l-t of 5-2-0 and score of 5,0. i didnt mind the losses! it was still just so much fun to draw scribbles and see everyone elses scribbles! this tournament was an incredibly fun time

EDIT: will update with some bonus sorta scribbles when i can. if anyone misses the edit ill notify about it in my next post if i remember

EDIT 2 diiddyddydys kong quest:
this all has me. as a beeble
link. practice scribble on may 28, way before the first round started you can see i had more colored outlines here which i ended up dropping (and also forgot the mandibles)

link, july 20. this was after round 4 when ppl here started goimg super sayian

link, augues 5. this was round 7 just started and we havent seen he scribbles for it yet. more people were ascending. indeed i drew a thing i like

link! not my post this time! this was for a thing ninelevendo asked us to do to show gba thanks for running the tournament

cool beans
 
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Wadda hell its saturday??????????????????? Wtf. What the fr*ck
anyway i do have a bunch of things this time
AND OH YEAH I updated the previous scribbles post with minor bonus scribbles in case anyone missed the edit
random birds from my brain

never used kidpix but apparently it went public domain and i accideantlly found out this version runs in browser. anyway i had a lot of fun with it
( https://twitter.com/vikrum5000/status/1423014244644122627 heres also the link)
and i put. a lot of effort into the second one. im hoping its one of these pics that you can spend a while looking at with all its details



and then more willow, in another drawing app for babys. which is extra fitting because penguins are birsd .

random critters. i recorded the bee making process and it was about 14-15 minutes, which feels surprisingly quick

i still really wanted to do this so there we go. a take on pech with proportions that fit marios more?? and also only line eyes because i didnt bother making a proper face

tux paint thing using mostly a whole lot of stamps

.....ANOTHER EDIT: im so good at forgettig things. yesterday my friemd posted a pic of some anfry birds plushies and bubbles was all like Squimsh so
 
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