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Now in Technicolor!

We’ve been pretty hard at work at Studio Kumiho these days. Now that we have some basic character concept art, Irene has been adding color to create these beautiful renderings. We’re hoping to have some more to show next week, but in the meantime, I can share this one, it’s my favorite personally.

ahhhh, I can't even snark on this, it's too wholesome!

I love the way that Irene tells the story and emotion with just a few simple lines, color, and texture. Seriously. Does it tug on your heart strings the way it does mine?

In other news, we’ve now had two live streaming sessions on Twitch. Jimmy has been heading that campaign, and the bits that I’ve caught have been pretty interesting to watch. To tell the truth, I only know a little code myself, so watching my brother break down the work behind the scenes has been fascinating and a little magical, maybe coding is a little like potion-making in Harry Potter? But does that mean my brother is Snape? I digress…

Yesterday, feeling a little exhausted and in a writers/creative block, I went for a bicycle ride. There is a little path behind my apartment that leads to the Eastern Trail.

Really testing my fear of ticks...

 Riding beneath the tree tops and feeling the wind in my hair as the sunlight dappled through the trees was transformative. Maybe it was listening to the Breath of the Wild Soundtrack, maybe it was the fresh air, but I felt like I was part of the world again, and also like I was on my own adventure through strange, yet familiar lands. 

Should've packed pokeballs

I felt like I was part of a Studio Ghibli movie as I started to pick up speed and burst out onto the salt marshes.

Makes me think of Spirited Away for some reason

I cannot stress enough that sometimes all that’s needed to turn a day around is to go outside. So much of our this project is based upon our experiences and we draw inspiration from the places we love. 

Where do you go when you’re in need of inspiration? Is there a place that keeps calling you back? I’d love to hear all about it!

Oh! I almost forgot the cat tax!

I think she's trying to tell me something

PS, here’s a cute picture of a baby skunk I found the other day!

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