Meanwhile I started working on the next bigger update with multiple items. Those who watch my Twich livestreams already know about it: It will be about steampunk! If you have special wishes for this feel free to write them in the comments. I will also start a new vote for my 5$ patrons soon where they can pick another topic for an update. Thank you very much for your ongoing support!
- a background with greek columns
- musketeer costume (a fitting red hat was already there)
- wig in Marie Antoinette style
- Thracian gladiator helmet
- single pencil mustache
- crakows as new shoes
- Two pharao insignia
Eight of these were added to the SP-Studio today, reaching from odango buns (ispired by Sailor Moon) to a traditional court wig. Some of these hairstyles were wishes from the SP-Studio community. Of course you can change the color of every one of them and you can decide if you want to use them with shadows and highlights or in the “flat” style.
The 10th annual Christmas Special has started! Wow, I am doing this thing for 10 years now… But for those of you who don’t know it yet: I will surprise you with 24 daily updates until Christmas. This means new clothes, hairstyles, backgrounds or any other item for the SP-Studio. This blog post and the front page will be updatet every day and I will keep you informed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well. So make sure to come back to see what’s new. 🙂 And of course I am happy about any feedback. To be honest a comment is way better than a like because it’s something personal and I can work with it. So if you like an update or want to request something special for the future – feel free to write a comment! I usually choose the updates from requests of the past, the Wish Voting Gallery in the forum and my own ideas. The first update is a pet raven and this was a wish by contest winner legobasher.
The old Christmas Specials can be found here: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
What were your favorite updates from 10 years?
- New beards were added and old ones look better now. In total there are 77 different parts for beards now.
- The structure has become more intuitive while giving you more freedom to be creative. There are mustaches and chin beards now (and some special items located beneath those), which can be combined to full beards. This means 1188 possible combinations to create the unique beard you always wanted! Not even counting the special beard items.
- Shadows and highlights are available for many beards now and can be switched on and off when you add them to your picture.
A new button was included which allows you to switch the highlights and shadows on and off for every hairstyle! This means the old hairstyles are available in new variations, so make sure to revisit them to have a look. The “shadows” button can be found in the upper right corner when you select the color.
I am sorry for the lack of updates during the past couple of months. This update might not seem like a big deal, but I had to put a lot of time into it to make it work. The coding in the background took a while and I had to change 214 files with different drawings. In combination with a lot of “real life work” I hope this explains my absence.
The reason for this update was my own disappointment with my old drawings. My drawing style changed over the years and I prefer shadows and highlights now to make the hair look a little bit more realistic. I wanted to bring a more consistent look to the hairstyle category but I know some of my visitors love the classic flat South Park look. So how could I make everyone happy? That’s why I decided to offer the option to choose between those two styles. And removing the highlights might be helpful for those artists as well who like to use the items in different and creative ways.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was a surprisingly good sequel to one of the most popular movie frachises. And it did a great job in introducing new characters even the hardcore fans liked. So I included costumes inspired by three of them to www.sp-studio.de. Unfortunately it was too difficult to draw BB-8 in SP-Studio style, so I focused on Finn, Rey and Kylo Ren.
The new items are:
- 3 shirts
- 2 hairstyles
- 1 mask
The 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)
Back 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.
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 can be found here: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.