Author Archives: Janina

Happy Holidays!

SP-Studio Update: Toys & SportsThe Christmas Special is over and I hope you liked the surprises I created you for. Now I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

2022 saw the 20th birthday of the SP-Studio, I drew several updates with new items and Lars brought back the text tool in better shape. I want to thank everybody who wrote motivating comments during this year, because they always brighten up my day. And of course there are the wonderful Patreon supporters and everybody else who donated for maintaining the SP-Studio. Since I am currently not running ads the donations are very important. So, if you enjoyed the Christmas Special please check out the funding page. Thank you very much! I will be back in January with more updates. See you then!

Christmas Special 2022

From December 1st to December 24th daily updates are waiting for you! The beloved annual tradition continues, and I hope all of you are excited for the surprises I prepared for you. I will draw new clothes, places, hairstyles and other objects for this Advend calendar.

Again YOU can request new items for these updates! Upload them to the Wish Voting gallery and if I like them they will appear there. Then everybody can discuss them and popular ideas from the Wish Voting Gallery have a good chance to appear in the Christmas Special.

Have fun! And of course I’d love to read your feedback. 🙂 Which items are your favourites?

day 1: Trombone
day 2: Popcorn
day 3: Earrings
day 4: Savanna
day 5: Rugby shirt
day 6: Short wavy bob
day 7: 8 Pride Flag Shirt-motifs
day 8: Gemstone
day 9: Cybernetic eyes
day 10: Oversized 2 color hoodie
day 11: Inside a bus
day 12: 7 Pride Flag Shirt-motifs
day 13: Mushroom
day 14: Life jacket
day 15: 4 vampire mouths
day 16: Clipboard
day 17: Flower hat
day 18: Gym
day 19: Long braids
day 20: Traditional Mexican dress
day 21: big hair bow
day 22: abstract stars background
day 23: Face tentacles
day 24: Lava lamp

UPDATES: As soon as a new item is online this blog post will be updated and you will be informed here: Forum, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Mastodon (German), Discord, Patreon. The old Christmas Specials can be found here.

Update: Toys & Sports

SP-Studio Update: Toys & Sports24 more “toys & sports” objects – and an Wish Voting update!

The annual Christmas Special is starting tomorrow and so I quickly finished the November update: Many old an new items related to sports, boardgames and retro consoles. I asked my Patrons about which new items they wanted to see and since they voted for games I drew chess pieces and a Nintendo GameCube controller.

There is also an update for the Wish Voting Gallery where I uploaded your requests for new items. During the Christmas Special I will select wishes from there, so make sure to comment on your favourite ideas and give them a heart! During December I will draw 24 daily surprise updates.

Update: Hobby tables

SP-Studio Update: Hobby tablesSix new tables for different activities were added as foreground effects!

This update was something I planned to do for a long time, because it will help to personalize your profile pictures even more with your favourite hobbies. The tables in the foreground are packed with a lot of different things, and I hope you like them! If you enjoy video games or just want your character to work on a computer this is now possible. But what about a trading card game or a jigsaw puzzle? They are included as well. Then there is this tasty kitchen scene for cooks. Of couese an artist’s table with colored pencils and a sketch book should not be missing. And finally I’ve been drawing a table with books, notes and a big cup of coffee for all of you who stay up late to read, write and learn. Every scene comes with custom colors for certain elements.

20 years of SP-Studio!

Let's celebrate 20 years of SP-Studio during SeptemberLet’s dedicate this month to celebrating the 20th birthday of this website! Follow the SP-Studio during Spetember for a special time travel experience:


2002, can you believe this? That’s a pretty long time! The SP-Studio is older than YouTube, Twitter or the iPhone. And I am still sitting here at the very same desk drawing updates for a project which I started while still in school. It has been really difficult sometimes, but I am happy I made it so far without giving up. While I cannot remember the exact month of the launch I know it was online by late summer. So I picked September for celebrating this special anniversary. Continue reading

Update: Text tool & speech bubbles

SP-Studio UpdateYou can now add text to your SP-Studio images!

Click on the “A” button and start to write. You can pick a font, color, size, format, rotate, lock or move it. In addition I have drawn some blank speech bubbles in different shapes which you can combine with your text. Visit the “Places” / “Foreground effects” category.

The text tool was the last big feature from the old SP-Studio which I was not able to bring back. But as always when it comes to coding Lars was there to help! Not only did he recreate the text tool but he improved it a lot. You can even use emojis, how cool ist that? With the new fonts and style options you will be able to create individual sports trikots, greeting cards or cartoons. Have fun!

Update: Pride pins

SP-Studio Update: LGBTQIA+ Pride pins16 pride pins with different flags have been added!

Pride month might be over soon, but this does not mean representation should become less important now. To help you with this and to show my support for the LGBTQIA+ community I have been drawing pride pins for your SP-Studio characters. They can wear these buttons in addition to any clothes and of course you can add more than one by using the “lock” function.

The following pride pins are available now in the “more accessories” category: LGBTQIA+, LGBTQIA+ POC, LGBTQIA+ progress, transgender, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, pansexual, polysexual, bisexual, lesbian, demisexual, asexual and straight ally.

Update: Work & Business Fashion

SP-Studio UpdateWith today’s big update 24 items have been added to the SP-Studio!

You can go for a more professional office look now with a skirt suit, a bottom shirt with a tie and single ties with stripes and polka dots. Four different types of name tags can be found in the “accessories” category as well. I have been redrawing some work related outfits from the old SP-Studio because I did not like their look anymore, and there are several completely new ones. Dress up as an astronaut, pilot / captain, sailor, firefighter, paramedic, city wok guy, Raisins girl, priest, police officer (long & short sleeves) or nurse. Or how about an apron or a bulletproof vest to combine with any other shirt? I hope you enjoy this update. 🙂

Update: Mechanics & Medicine

SP-Studio UpdateI turned the second Steampunk update into something a little bit different to make it more useful. 14 new items have been added today!

  • Prosthetic legs and arms as additional body parts. To make them work I also added the option for hands and shoes in two different colors. The leg is on the same level as the pants, so you can have it on top of them or under them (depending on what you pick first).
  • Five new tools: claw hammer, combination pliers, screwdriver, cogwheel, spirit level.
  • Three types of medicine: a single pill, a pill bottle and a bottle of medicine (or poison?).
  • The doctor’s coat is back in improved form with a fitting headlight / mirror.

Update: Steampunk

SP-Studio STEAMPUNK UpdateAfter my vacation and a busy month of work I am back with a new SP-Studio update. But I wished the year had started better. The events of last week overshadow everything now and my thoughts are with the Ukrainian people during these horrible times.

If you look for some distraction I prepared new Steampunk related items for the SP-Studio… and perhaps a second Steampunk update will come next week, so feel free to suggest more.

  • 2 pair of boots: laced and buckled
  • 3 shirts: Tailcoat, striped vest and underbust corset
  • a layered skirt, a steampunk top hat and a braided updo as a new hairstyle