Creative break – Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch
Yep, yet another video game fan art! When the switch made its way into my routine, my good friend gave me a lot of excellent recommandations of games to add to my collection. Ni no Kuni – Wrath of the White Witch was one of the first… right after Skyrim.
But we’ve all agreed that I wouldn’t be working on a tiny dragonborn. No.
I just might do it…?
Let’s get back to Ni no Kuni! Once again I selected two characters to avoid getting overwhelmed and making this creative break actually stressful! First, the adorable tiny Oliver in his wizard costume.
I have to say though that at this point tiny Oliver could have been tiny Link… but I will not venture into the legendary world of Zelda for now!
Of all the issues I thought I might have, I was thoroughly surprised by being stumped by the cape. First I made it too narrow, tshen too long… then weirdly shaped… There was « creative » shouting involved at this point.
Once I managed to get the (*@&& thing under control, I was very happy with the way it all came together. The little embroidered brooch/pin thing worked out well and the fabric of the cape itself is stiff enough for it to hold its shape and give the impression that it’s floating in the wind.
I have to say I ended up very happy with my tiny Oliver! And, eventhough the character is actually quite detailed, and aside from his evil, evil cape… it was actually his little friend who gave me the most trouble!
The first issue was choosing the right colors for this peculiar little fairy… I hesitated a bit, but chose to go with pastels for my tiny version. But see that tiny tiny ball of yellow yarn? Yeah, that was all I had and, turns out, it was barely enough to make the nose of the poor thing!
Luckily, I found a second tiny tiny ball of yellow yarn burried in my stash! Phew!
At this point I was super happy with my work. I’m also certain that all the amigurumi enthusiast are very aware that something is terribly wrong. See, since this little guy has such big bright eyes, I decided to paint them… and I kept working while they dried.
So I finished up Mr Drippy and was very happy while the eyes dried. Those very same eyes that need to be installed BEFORE finishing up the work? Yeah…
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t yet figured out a way to put safety eyes in after the work is all closed up. Once again, « creative » was involved… especially since there was no more yellow to be found anywhere.
Thankfully, Mr Drippy here is destined to an adult who should know better than to mouth at it and thus choke on unsecured safety eyes. So I pushed the eyes in and cried to my friend about how she was NOT allowed to eat the damned things. She should obey this directive.
All in all, I have more than happy with these two! The game gave me quite a few hours of stress free fun in a wonderful universe… and through this little fan art project, I kind of felt like I was back in there!
Any suggestions for our next fan art adventures? What video games did you enjoy?
This pattern was used as a base when working on this project. It was heavily modified.