|Since:||November 29, 2006|
|Tools Used:||Notepad, FileZilla FTP Client (website), Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe ImageReady CS2 (icons), RealWorld Cursor Editor (cursors), Dynamic Drive (favicons), FontStruct (fonts)|
Whimsical! is an original web graphics and pixel art website maintained by me, Jo. The aim of this website is to offer free web materials (also known as "sozai", the Japanese term) for users to decorate their personal websites. My original illustrations are located at Sunday Sweets. My fan circle is located at Novemberry.
I've always loved to draw ever since I was little, and when I was 11 years old, I became fascinated with pixel art after seeing it in every web community I was in. I was amazed at how pixel graphics were so adorably tiny, yet completely detailed. Soon, I was inspired by my friend Maddy and several other pixel artists to draw pixel art of my own. My earliest influences came from the "cute" pixel art subculture of the early 2000s, which also motivated me to build a website to showcase my work. I began practicing on Microsoft Paint and participating in art communities. Whimsical! was launched on November 29, 2006, in the middle of my high school years.
My pixel art reflects the happiness and nostalgia from my everyday adventures. Some of my influences include fashion, mascot characters, music, and food. Through my pixel art, I hope I can bring a positive viewpoint into your lives! Thank you for visiting!
- Animation/Comics: Ao Haru Ride • Bee and PuppyCat • Cardcaptor Sakura • ChocoMimi • Digimon Adventure • Free! • Haikyu!! • Miraculous Ladybug • Ojamajo Doremi • Polar Bear's Café • RWBY • Stardust Wink • Strobe Edge • Tig-Hug Planet • Twin Princess of Wonder Planet • YURI!!! on ICE
- Books: The Disaster Artist
- Characters: Alpacasso • Hannari Tofu • Kutsushita Nyanko • Little Twin Stars • Pompompurin • Pusheen • Rilakkuma • Sentimental Circus • Sumikkogurashi • Tsuginohi Kerori
- Drink: Matcha • rose milk tea
- Food: Ice cream
- Games: Animal Crossing • Kirby • MOTHER 2 (EarthBound) • Persona (3, 4, 5) • Pokémon • Space Channel 5
- Movies: A Christmas Story • Back to the Future Trilogy • Hal
- Music: COLTEMONIKHA • f(x) • Girls' Generation • Jamiroquai • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu • meg • Milk Tea • Mystery Skulls • Olivia Ong • Perfume • POLKADOT STINGRAY • Red Velvet • SHINee • Silent Siren • Tomoko Kawase (Tommy february⁶, Tommy heavenly⁶) • TWICE • w-inds.
- Shows: Kamen Rider • Super Sentai
Ricky is a space frog on a journey to find a way home after getting lost during a space mission. He loves rainy days, gardening, and flying kites.
Starfly is a star that fell from the sky during a meteor shower. He might be just a firefly...