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  1. I've been playing the switch version for a bit and I'm having some problems keeping a tribe alive since I barely see any wanderers and those I do see are often on their last days (On grass adventure) It might just be my bad luck but I know there's been spawn issues in the past so I thought it might be worth raising since the switch version is so new, just in case
  2. Wooo!!! I've been waiting for my Switch to let me play (since I'm in Australia and wasn't sure if Nintendo had accounted for time zones) and I'm so excited! So far, I'm pretty impressed with how the controller controls have been implemented, it'll take a bit of time to get used to of course but so far so good!
  3. Sadly my phone won't cooperate in sharing photos, but the goat horns seem to be hidden on the males by their mane tuff
  4. I've had the nest relock issue appear too. The game crashed and now a previously purchased nest needs to be purchased again
  5. So I have finished my Masters program and am now returning to the wonderful world of Niche. I opened Steam to discover I have spent over 500 hours playing Niche, which is incredible to me! I definitely thought I was around the 200 mark. Anyway, what's everyone up to? Any fun new challenges for a returning oldie?
  6. If you're looking for someone who is excellent at bug finding and accidentally destroying software in ways that no one can understand, I have finished my masters and am returning to Niche! I would loooooove the opportunity to be a play tester for the mobile game!
  7. It's been a little while since I've been active here, but I'm still excited for mobile and switch! Some thoughts on adapting for switch: definitely controller support, I know the switch has a touch screen, but as someone who struggles a lot with touch screens support for both would be excellent (my fingers aren't conductive enough) A big thing for me, since I usually play in handheld mode is how the UI scales. I can imagine if everything is scaled as per the computer version, some of the menus, such as the mutation menu may be a little small and difficult to see, so maybe mess around with the scale in different modes to make sure they're all readable? Regardless, I hope you're all going well and it's nice to be back on the niche train
  8. Hope with time zones I'm not too late! Here's a selection of some of my favourites
  9. Just checking, if it's a shared computer do you have different user profiles on it? This is how I found the right section on my computer. If you still can't find it, it might be worth uninstalling and re-installing Niche. Steam should hang onto your save data, but if you wanna make sure, you can right click on the game name in steam and backup your files
  10. I've never had insect swarms spawn in grass adventure either, I just assumed that was how it was meant to be, to make things a little easier
  11. Attempted spots and bearyena ears, Perdita (who belongs to @bannergirl411)
  12. Some more sketches My goddesses Rose and Jasmine (i didn't finish Jasmine but i have a terrible habit that if i don't finish in one sitting, it's not going to get finished)
  13. No problem! Thanks for posting him on the site!
  14. I really really love how you've drawn the horns on all your nichelings, but especially the last one! With regards to the nose as mentioned above, if you want to keep the illusion of depth with the more obvious nose, one thing you can do is use a colour slightly darker than your base colour (but not as dark as the outline colour) and put a few parallel lines right above the nose. It's kinda similar to what is in the third picture, but much closer to the nose itself. My advice for the second picture would be to just round out the chest just a little bit more. Not only to give it more of an impression of a rib cage, but also to distinguish a little better where the neck ends and the body begins. Finally, with digital drawings, it can be really helpful to flip the image after you've worked on it for a bit, especially if you want your nicheling to look kind of symmetrical. It's a bit like how with traditional drawing, one of the suggestions I saw a lot was to hold the drawing up to a mirror. It sort of disrupts your mental image of the drawing and lets you see how it actually looks/how it looks to other people. I hope that helps! (side note, I love the crossed eyes on your rogue male, he is just unbearably cute)
  15. If you're still taking requests, can I offer Selene? She's very much a protector of her family and friends and you don't want to be around her when she's angry, but she's also super playful
  16. Ooooooooh if you do, please tag me! I still love how cute she is!
  17. And my little wanderer family (I was real ambitious with upside down boy and i really had no idea how to do his face)
  18. Seeing everyone's amazing art recently really inspired me to start drawing again, so here are some sketches I've done during my short course this week First off, two random nichelings And then I just wandered through the forum finding nichelings that had the elements I felt like drawing Goldenrose (who belongs to @Badgercat17) And then Raana chilling in a banana split (who belongs to @RaanaTheBanana) My short course has ended, but I'm hoping to keep on sketching. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Feel free to provide me with inspiration nichelings!
  19. Now I wanna buy something like this
  20. What tipped you off? It is true, I am in my mid to late twenties
  21. I really love how you use coloured pencils to not just colour but also create fur texture! Especially the last image, the colouring looks great! I think for you, my advice would be to break down all the parts of the nichelings into their components and use that to develop a kind of skeleton to use as a base when doing the full drawing. Even though nichelings are fictional creatures, most of their genes are based off real creatures, so you can use those for reference. Especially with things like the wings, I find it can be helpful to think about the basic mechanics of how they work and how we see them. So we don't really see all the fluffy feathers that are the base of the wings, we just see the general shape of the wings, which is primarily the primary and flight feathers. And honestly you can pretty much google anything and at least start getting some ideas about how to get started (example, I googled how to draw folded wings and got these results - it won't necessarily show you the exact pose you need, but by having an idea of the mechanics you can develop an idea of how they would work in that position) And once you know the mechanics, with some practice, you can get to the point where you don't need the references. I hope that helps!
  22. The designs and patterns you give your nichelings are incredible! Wow! I think my main point for improvement would be to round out the chest of your nichelings. As they currently are, it looks like they don't have much in the way of rib cages, which always makes me feel a little breathless (darn asthma). Other than that, I feel like the best way to improve would just be to challenge yourself to draw different poses and different genetics. (especially when I'm having an art block, I feel like it can be helpful to just try something entirely different, whether it's poses, genes or even mediums) I hope that helps!
  23. I adore your nichelings! I would happily watch a whole cartoon show about your nichelings, they have so much character. I think in general you have a really good image of what nichelings look like and can translate that well into art. I think the two drawings with the most room for growth would be the aquatic nicheling and the final drawing. With the water bodied nicheling, I find it's helpful to think about what those genes actually have to do, so for example, with the swimming tail, it's based on a beaver tail which is essentially designed as a building tool. As such it can't have fur that can get muddied up and is probably best represented with solid lines, rather than the slightly jagged lines that seems to imply fur. The same with the water body as well, while its open to interpretation what these features actually look like, I feel like things often read 'better' if they match what you'd expect based on real creatures (I always think of things like seals when it comes to the fur texture of water bodied nichelings). The line separating the back fin from the rest of the body as well, for me makes it read less like a fin and more like a strangely placed tail. Removing that line will give it more of an appearance of a part of the body that flows on from the body, rather than being a separate part With the final image, my issue is that the spotted nicheling looks like it's off balance, due to how the legs on the side furthest away from the viewer seem shorter than those at the front. Especially with the hind leg, it looks like the nicheling may have lost their back foot. If that isn't the look you're going for, making sure you draw out the shape of the paw, like you've done in many of your other drawings, can offset that perspective and make the creature look more balanced. If you are trying to show an injury, really emphasizing the difference between the two limbs can convey that to the viewer (I also find that watching videos of tripod animals can help me get an idea of how they move differently to animals with all four paws) I hope that helps!
  24. I love your angular style! I think for you I'd like to challenge you a little bit. I think it would be really interesting if you broke down the pieces even further in that angular style. So for example, rather than having the paw be a full shape in itself, break down the paw into its component shapes, which might help with some of your anatomy concerns as well. The same thing for the head, break it down to the skull, the ears, the muzzle. I also love your shading in the first drawing and think it would really help take your art to the next level if you leaned into that shading (keeping in mind the whole where is the light source thing, which it looks like you've already got a good hold on) I hope that helps!
  25. All of your nichelings are so expressive! I love it! I think something that could be helpful would be to think about the anatomy of the creature and why they look the way they do. So for example, the neck on your first drawing makes me think that this creature would have problems holding up its head, whereas your third nicheling looks like it has a nice strong neck that isn't going to have any problems at all. The same holds for for the chest and legs. Most animals have thicker chests than waists, as they need the room for their rib cage and so they can breath. Stomachs don't take up as much space or need as much room, so you tend to get that curve you see a lot of in cats and dogs. I find that looking at photos of real animals and the way their bones and muscles work can help a lot in making your drawings seem that much more real, even if what you're drawing is really stylised I hope that helps!
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