Disney Princesses

Disney princesses South Park styleThe new year starts with an extra big update! I drew 22 new items based on the famous Disney heroines Ariel, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Mulan and Belle. A Snow White costume was already added in 2014, and I wanted to continue this “Disney princess” series because they are fun to draw and very popular. But I have to admit I am no fan of the stereotypical princess marketing. I like the original movies, so I focused on their typical outfits and not on princess gowns. In addition to the costumes you can use new facial expressions now, which will be useful for all kinds of characters. This is new:

  • 4 hairstyles
  • 3 clothes
  • 5 lips
  • 5 eyebrows
  • 5 types of eyelashes (category: stuff/makeup)

Contest news (January)

SP-Studio contestI hope the new year started great for all of you! It certainly did for Eggyslav ad Strider, because they won the last SP-Studio picture contest. Wonderful artworks! You can see the other entries here: SP-Studio contest 12/2015: Marvel vs DC / Hall of Fame.

new contestJoin the current contest until January 20th. The topic is WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015? It’s easy: Create a SP-Studio picture about an event, celebrity, movie or invention that was important last year. I am sure you can think of something :). The rules are described here. Good luck!

I am working on a new update right now which will feature some famous movie costumes. If you are among my Patreon supporters you will see a preview soon :).

Contest news (December)

SP-Studio contestJetpack-guy won the last contest with this amazing picture of Chris Hadfield. Check out the other entries as well: SP-Studio contest 11/2015: Inventors & Explorers / Hall of Fame.

new contestThere are two days left to submit your picture for the currents month. This time the contets topic is MARVEL VS DC. Create a picture about a Marvel or DC character. Let’s see which side will get the most entries. But of course you are allowed to combine both in one picture as well. You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Christmas Special 2015

Christmas time is present time! In the 8th year in a row I will surprise you with a fresh SP-Studio update every day until December 24th. And YOU can suggest what you would like to see. Write your requests in the comments and they might be included. I will update this post and the front page with the Advent Calendar every day, so keep an eye on it. Or you can follow SP-Studio.de on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter if you don’t want to miss anything. The old Christmas Specials can be found here: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

The first new item for this year’s Christmas Special is a dress inspired by traditional Swiss fashion, as wished by my good friend Johanna. Initially I wanted to do another update about fashion from around the world, but decided to combine it with the Advent Calendar instead. I hope you like it and all the other things which are about to come next :).

SP-Studio Advent Calendar

Contest news (November)

SP-Studio contest musicJetpack-guy won the last SP-Studio contest! His picture shows “Weird Al” Yankovic in his Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way”. You can see all the entries for this contest here: SP-Studio contest 10/2015: Music (2000-2015). And visit the updated Hall of Fame.

new contestThe November contest is still running, so hurry and upload your picture until tonight. This time the topic is INVENTORS & EXPLORERS. From Thomas Edison to Marco Polo, from Archimedes to Galileo, from Doctor Snuggles to Gyro Gearloose. Create a SP-Studio picture of a famous inventor or explorer! You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Traditional costumes (2)

Traditional costumes from around the world - South Park styleThe next “traditional costumes from around the world” are finished! This time I drew some of your suggestions. But you can still write more wishes in the comments.

A third update will be online this month. And in December you can look forward to the HUGE annual SP-Studio Christmas Special! If you have any requests for this, feel free to add them to the comments as well.

Today these new clothes were added to the SP-Studio:

  • Habesha kemis (Ethiopia)
  • Changshan (China)
  • Barong Tagalog (Philippines)
  • Muumuu (Hawaii)

Contest news (October)

SP-Studio contest FitnessThe last SP-Studio contest was won by Eggyslav and his cool Sonic picture. Congratulations! Your wish for a new item will be included in this year’s Christmas Special. You can see all the entries for this contest here: SP-Studio contest 09/2015: Quick!.

new contestAnd now let’s talk about music. For this month the contest topic is Music (2000-2015). Create a SP-Studio picture about your favorite Musician from the current era! Please submit your picture to the contest gallery until October 20th. Then we vote. You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Traditional costumes (1)

Traditional costumes from around the world - South Park styleThis is the start of a couple of small updates about “traditional costumes from around the world”. This topic was picked in a poll by my 5$+ Patrons. I decided to split the update into smaller ones, so you can still suggest iconic clothes for the next updates in the comments below.

Today four new clothes were added to the SP-Studio:

  • traje de flamenca (from Spain)
  • gho (from Bhutan)
  • kasaya (robe of Buddhist monks)
  • hanbok (from Korea)

Contest news (September)

SP-Studio contest FitnessI am at my new home now and so things are back to normal. My internet connection works and I can continue with SP-Studio updates! :)

The last SP-Studio picture contest about the topic FITNESS was won by AMParsons29. Congratulations! You can see all the entries here: SP-Studio contest 08/2015: Fitness.

new contest The current contest topic is QUICK! Yes, I picked this topic because I was late. I will give you one extra day because I did not ptomote the contets earlier. Submit your SP-Studio picture about anything quick to the contest gallery until September 21st! You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

18 new flags

SP-Studio flags18 additional flags were added to the category “stuff – shirt motifs”!

Many SP-Studio users have asked me for more flags as shirt motifs, so here you go. Some of them were requested, some of them I picked because I know many SP-Studio users come from these countries. Please don’t be sad if your country is not included yet. You can suggest it in the comments for future flag updates.

The new flags belong to:

India, China, South Korea, North Korea, Ukraine, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru, Thailand, Israel, Greece, Egypt, South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, European Union

Contest news (August)

SP-Studio contest Star WarsAnnouncement: Unfortunately I am not very active around here at the moment because I am moving to a new apartment. But I will be back in the mid of September, and I will try my best to find time for a small update. Right now I can’t promise anything because there is so much real life stuff to do. I just want you to know.

But let’s not forget the SP-Studio contests. The last one about SIDEKICKS was won by ADePALMA1251 with his picture of Igor. A black & white artwork with a lot of attention to detail! You can see all the entries here: SP-Studio contest 07/2015: Sidekicks.

new contest The current contest is about FITNESS. Create an unedited SP-Studio picture about this topic and upload it to the contest gallery until tonight. I am Sorry I forgot to create this blog post earlier. As usual you can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Mixed “stuff” update

SP-Studio update11 new objects and 5 shirt motifs were added to the “stuff” category!

  • a pocket watch
  • a custom color feather boa
  • field glasses
  • a magnifying glass
  • fire in the foreground
  • a custom color devil’s tail
  • a straight razor
  • a shoulder-fired missile / bazooka
  • sunglasses (Jackie O / Kurt Cobain style)
  • glass of wine
  • vinyl record
  • 5 new shirt motifs (basic shapes)

Contest news (July)

SP-Studio contest Star WarsThe black death… This atmospheric SP-Studio picture was created by Joker, winner of the last contest. Congratulations! You can see all the entries here: SP-Studio contest 06/2015: Middle Ages / Hall of Fame.

new contest This month the contest topic is SIDEKICKS. Let’s not focus on heroes or vilains but on their friends and helpers. Create a SP-Studio picture of a famous sidekick from a book, movie, tv show or game and submit it to the contets gallery until July 20th. You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Big Update with new features!

SP-Studio updateReady for big pictures and some spinning? After more than 100 hours of work I am proud to present the new improved SP-Studio! Thanks to everybody who supports me with Patreon or Paypal. This motivated me to finally work on this huge update. I had to change every file to include those new features, but I think they are very useful:

  • Full screen mode! This makes it more comfortable to work on your pictures.
  • Bigger images! When you save them you have 3 sizes to choose from.
  • New item menu! It looks better now and has more features:
    – recoloring custom color items at any time
    – flipping and flipping back the items (and more can be flipped now)
    – spinning every item (in small steps or by pressing the mouse button)
    – dragging the item menu to another place if it is in your way
  • The copyrights text became clearer and is included in the “save” screen.

I improved old drawings a little bit if they looked too bad in full screen mode. The F.A.Q. have been updated. Oh, and stripes and points for the skin have custom colors now.
A “sp-studio.de” watermark has been included because unfortunately many people used my pictures without mentioning the source. This makes it difficult for this website to survive. But you can still remove the watermark if you want to link to sp-studio.de in a different way. Those who read carefully will be rewarded… :). I hope you support what you like, even if I let you decide for yourself.

Have fun with the update! :)

Attention: If you see the old item menu instead of the new one or other strange errors appear, this means old files are still saved in your browser cache. Go to your browser settings and clear the cache (temporary internet files). Then your computer will recognize the files.

Let there be rainbows

gay marriageTo celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states I made this spontaneous update for you:

You can use the rainbow flag as a background image and shirt motif now (in the “stuff” category). Because there is no reason why your SP-Studio avatar should not be able to celebrate as well! :)

Today another update will be online, so keep an eye on this blog.

Contest news (June)

SP-Studio contest Star WarsI am a bit late with this post, because I am working on a huge SP-Studio update every free minute. It will be really cool! But the winning picture from the last SP-Studio contest was cool as well… congratulations to sexyshane for his Darth Vader! You can see all the entries here: SP-Studio contest 05/2015: Star Wars vs Star Trek / Hall of Fame.

new contest The current SP-Studio contest for this month is about a historical topic: Create a picture about the middle ages! You can pick anything that’s connected to the years between 500 and 1500. Upload your picture to the contest gallery until June 20th. You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Twice as much color!

more colorsFrom now on you can choose from 200 different colors when you create your sp-studio.de characters. I am sure this will help you to be even more creative! :) Hair, shirts, skin, backgrounds… every item which uses the palette benefits from this update. The colors are better sorted now so you can find a fitting color combination easier than before. I chose the different shades for every color myself instead of using an automatic script to do this to make sure everything looks like I want it to look.

As a bonus more eye make-up, horns and wings from the “make-up and extra body parts” category have turned into custom color items. And I made little improvements to many hair styles because looking at old drawings can feel pretty awkward. I changed black lines to dark lines (depending on the selected color) and fixed small “holes” between hair and body.

I am looking forward to seeing your colorful SP-Studio pictures!

musical instruments & headphones

Musical instrumentsToday’s update is all about music! I drew seven new items:

  • headphones (worn)
  • headphones (around the neck)
  • Explorer guitar
  • grand piano
  • big harp
  • small harp
  • recorder

Most of them were wishes from SP-Studio fans. The simple old headphones / acoustic earmuffs (I can’t remember what they were supposed to be in the first place ;)) got a costum color upgrade as well. And I fixed two small errors with the dresses and the Frankenstein bolts.

Contest news (May)

SP-Studio contest toysEggyslav won the SP-Studio contest about “toys” with this creative Lego pirate! There were many great submissions: SP-Studio contest 04/2015: Toys / Hall of Fame.

new contestAnd of course we have a new contest for May. Live long and may space travel be with you! Between May the 4th and revenge of the 5th this contest topic came to my mind: Create a picture about Star Trek or Star Wars! The movies, the tv shows, the novels, the games, the expanded universe… there are a lot of characters and scenes you can choose from. Crazy Star Wars / Star Trek crossovers are allowed as well, but the “vs” part of the title is not important. Upload your picture to the contest gallery until May 20th. You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Fashion inspired by Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones in South Park styleTo celebrate my Patreon launch I drew new costumes for your SP-Studio characters!

Many people ask me to include more clothes to dress up your avatars as fantasy characters, like shiny armor and classy gowns. Since HBO’s “Game of Thrones” just launched its fifth season and I am a big fan I decided to dedicate this update to the show. So these new costumes are inspired by the fashion of Westeros. I hope you like how they turned out. I wanted to draw something which is not only interesting for fans but also neutral enough to use it for any kind of medieval or fantasy characters.
There are 5 new shirts, 2 dresses and a single belt.

If you like this update and want to see more like this in the future please consider supporting the SP-Studio at Patreon or sharing this link.

I have a Patreon page now

SP-Studio Patreon pageDo you like SP-Studio.de? You can support it now at Patreon.com with a small monthly pledge. Even a Dollar can make a difference. I started this crowdfunding campaign in order to be able to continue to provide regular updates and more content. Asking for money is not easy for me, but Patreon is a fair concept, because you support artists who already create content you enjoy. So you know what you get. They do it for free, but this doesn’t mean they can survive without money.

I started to work on this project back in 2002 and never charged my visitors for anything. Not only the updates take time to draw and code, I also reply to feedback and provide support every day. Now I cannot afford to put more time into a project I don’t earn money with. I get a lot of interesting feedback and there are so many ideas I would love to draw, but unfortunately I can only include a very small part of those. To pay my rent I work as a freelancer, so if this Patreon campaign pays off I could choose to work less on other jobs and put more time into my own projects like the SP-Studio.

This is my Patreon page:

Please take the time to have a look and consider to become my patron. The video is in English, but there are subtitles in German as well. It’s my dream to be able to work on what I enjoy most and you can help me get a little bit closer to this. I see profile pictures created with my drawings all over the web, and if only a small percentage of users considered making a donation, it would make a HUGE difference. Unfortunately single Paypal donations and ad banners don’t work as good as several years ago, so this is why I take this step now. Financial support means more updates in the future! And as a Patron you will get rewards like the possibility to see updates before they are published and to vote for what I should draw next. Check out the rewards on bottom of the Patreon page. And here is a video about how Patreon works.

I need YOUR help now! I am not good at promoting myself, so if you don’t support me at Patreon please spread the news by sharing the link. Many people have visited SP-Studio in the past and use the pictures I have drawn, but I cannot reach them without you. So this is the one time I ask you to share something and spread the word about my Patreon page. Thank you very much for your help!

Contest news (April)

SP-Studio contest comediansTwo winners? Yes! Congratulations to legobasher (Peter Cushing in Top Secret) and AMParsons29 (Charlie Chaplin)! They scored best in the last contets about famous comedians. Here you can see all submissions: SP-Studio contest 03/2015: Comedians / Hall of Fame.

new contestLet’s play! This month the new contest is about TOYS. This is a free topic, which means you don’t have to show existing toys. Your picture just needs to have something to do with the topic. You can make a picture showing kids playing on the streets, about Santa’s toy factory or about sex toys. But of course you can also show famous brands like Lego bricks, Barbie dolls, Matchbox cars, Teddy bears or Tamagotchi. Register a nickname here and upload your picture to the contest gallery until April 20th. You can read more about how it works here. Good luck!

Hair and sheep

T.E.A.R.S. updateThis is a mixed update with 5 new items. They were inspired by fan art (this one) I drew for Rocketbeans’ “T.E.A.R.S.” show. Rocketbeans TV is a German Twitch channel and T.E.A.R.S. is their pen & paper rpg (created by Hauke). After I finished the picture I thought: “Hey, some of those items might be useful for the SP-Studio!”. So here they are: 3 new hairsytles, a beard and a sheep.

And there is another update… I think you will like it :). This was a wish by contest winner Jetpack-guy, but also something I had on my list for a looong time. The order of some layers has changed. Now you can wear ties under vests and jackets if you use the freestyle collection. And shirt motifs will appear under jackets as well if you select them for level 3. In the past ties and shirt motifs always showed up on everything else.

Contest news (March)

SP-Studio contest 2014Its source is almost unrecognizable, but this fiend skull (inspired by the Misfits) is indeed an unedited SP-Studio picture. A well deserved victory for ADePALMA1251! Have a look at the other cool pictures as well: SP-Studio contest 02/2015: Mascots / Hall of Fame.

new contestThe new contest topic for this month is COMEDIANS! Create a SP-Studio picture about a famous Comedian or a scene from a comedy movie/sitcom. The comedian should be an existing person and no cartoon (sorry Watchmen fand ;)). Register a nickname here and upload your picture to the contest gallery until March 20th. Then the vote will start. You can learn more about how it works here.

The best contest pictures win a free wish for a SP-Studio update, but of course the most important thing is to have fun and share your creativity. So… join the contest NOW! :)

South Park Update: Clothes

South Park costumesAs an addition to the last update I included some costumes inspired by South Park. This is the final South Park related update, because now I want to focus on more original drawings again. I looked through many clothes to find interesting ones and hope the ones I selected are useful for different purposes:

  • Barbarian costume with fitting helmet from “The Stick of Truth”
  • Craig’s cloak and scarf from “Black Friday” (custom colors)
  • Princess Kenny’s dress (Zelda)
  • Estella’s dress
  • Bradley’s shirt
  • Cartman’s “Freak strike” outfit

Contest news (February)

SP-Studio contest 2014Congratulations to Jetpack-guy for winning the last SP-Studio contest with this cute picture of Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)! From now on the winnners will be shown in the blog again, because I think they deserve attention for their amazing work.

new contestJoin the current contest about MASCOTS until February 20th. It can be a famous mascot for a company, software, food, sports… Register a nickname for the SP-Studio community here. Then you can upload your picture to the contest gallery. You can learn more about how it works here. I hope we will see many pictures!

And I updated this complete collection of contest winners, please have a look:

SP-Studio Hall of Fame

South Park update: hair

South Park character update: hairstylesBack to the roots. As you might have guessed already I use the name “SP-Studio” because I draw in the art style of the tv show South Park. In the beginning I copied original clothes and hairstyles from South Park, but I soon prefered more original content. It is kind of boring to just copy something and it feels better to be creative. That is why I did not draw South Park related updates in quite some time. Until now…

Because many fans requested South Park related items I decided to do two big updates to celebrate the show. This is the first one with 16 new hairstyles. That’s a lot of hair! They are based on South Park characters like Craig, Kevin, Nichole, Mr. Mackey, Terrance, Kip Drordy and Scott Malkinson. I chose hairstyles which look useful and are not too similar to existing ones, so I hope you like this collection. The second South Park update will be about costumes and you can make suggestions in the comments. Stick of Truth will be part of this for sure.

SP-Studio Christmas Special 2014

The big SP-Studio Christmas Special has started! This means updates every day until Christmas, and like every SP-Studio update I give you all of this for free. Those new clothes, body parts, backgrounds and accessories will be based on the wishes of my visitors. Write your requests in the comments and maybe they will be included. The first new item is a baking sheet full of Christmas cookies. I will update this post with the Advent Calendar every day, so keep an eye on it. The old Christmas Specials: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

SP-Studio Advent Calendar

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!I’ve got a little halloween update for you: a huuuge mouth full of sharp teeth!

It was supposed to be a shark mouth, but I guess it looks more like a random monster mouth… well, at least it is scary ;). This will be useful for everybody who wants to create a fitting halloween avatar or greeting card with the SP-Studio. If you need more inspiration have a look at this SP-Studio gallery. You can still rate and comment those picture for the halloween contest, which will end tonight.

Have a fun evening, collect some candy and watch good horror movies!

Animal month: Forest Animals

South Park animalsFor the third animal related update I included parts of some local forest animals. Most of them were wishes by SP-Studio fans:

  • mouse ears
  • mouse tail
  • squirrel tail
  • bird beak (also good for dragons)
  • belly shape, useful for different animals
  • the old wings have custom colors now as well