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  • CheriIka

    thought it got deleted lul

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  • CheriTako

    I'm CheriIka

    August 14, 2020 by CheriTako

    This is Cheri, the creator of Cephalop☆p. My previous account got disabled so I'm here now lol

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  • Panda Universe YT

    Guess what? My Idols' Debut Theme is almost done! All that's left is to finish the art, animate it, and do the vocals! I can't wait for the release~ It's gonna be so cool~

    (Note: This theme was a Collaboration between me and a former dev. T Sardust has created the Instrumental, while I have/will be doing everything else.)

    Until next time, Swimp Deep~

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  • ClashB-Lizzy

    In the interests of organisation and helping people’s pages be more easily found, your friendly neighborhood mod team has decided to implement some new and improved tags to help you categorise your pages! Thrilling stuff, I know. Please read below for a full guide to tagging your pages.


    • Idol: A performer who sings, raps and/or dances to original music. They almost never play an instrument, but there can be exceptions. Whether or not they actually write/produce their songs doesn't matter.
    • DJ: Also known as a disk jockey, a performer who plays pre-recorded music for an audience. Here, this usually refers to club DJs and turntablists.
    • Idol group: a group of idols who perform together as a unit.
    • Band: A group of people who perform original music, …

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  • Meringuepie

    The wiki has been stirred by a certain wide-blocked user once again. This person is known by many aliases, including "Aya", "SakuraSorella", and like, a thousand other names or so. They're easily distinguished by their annoying behavior, vandalizing, anime profile photo, obvious usernames, gacha pics, low quality Ibispaint x screenshots containing a very recognizable art style, obviousness, and the ability to create many alt accounts on Fandom. Me and other mods of the wiki have mentioned them in other posts, but now that they decided to return despite an IP block from Wikia, I hope more users of this wiki will acknowledge their agressive childish ways and avoid them easily.

    Aya, if you're reading this, I hope your parents pay a little more…

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  • Lukatheidiot

    Sorry for the delay! We’re still working on the zine, but it’s coming. But anyway, here are our winners for the Inkidols Wiki Art Competition! 




    To start, in third place, we have JHV’s lovely piece of Inky Current at the Leaning Tower of Pisa! The expressions of the idols truly show the fact that they’re just having a wonderful time in Italy!

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    Next up, in second place, we have… Sabani’s art of Kai and Morgan at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan! Idols are somewhat like shrine maidens, delivering Splatfest themes from the fax machine gods, so it’s fitting they’d be at a shrine.

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    Before we dive into our first place winner, we also have some honorable mentions that we’d like to list here, including: Anik’s artwork of NeoFlow at the Space Need…






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  • Lukatheidiot

    The deadline's been moved to May 14th! Please finish your artwork and submit it by then! Prizes will still be released on May 28th!



    Read about the competition, prizes, rules and more here!

    https://inkidols.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Lukatheidiot/Art_Competition_Info



    And Stay Fresh! 

    -Luka

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  • CephaloPajamaParty

    A lot of people wanted to learn how to draw in the splatoon style, (Which is pretty easy for me), so I decided I would make a guide!


    ==Where  to start==

    Of course I'm no proffesional, since I'm still doing my second attempt, but I suggest you reference official art first. Best if it is a full body and has another item/weapon for practice in both skills. I suggest the official art for Marie's Splatoon 2 outfit or anything close.  DON'T REFERENCE THE SPLATFEST ART WITH OFF THE HOOK OR THE SQUID SISTERS. THOSE ARE DIFFERENT STYLES. Although they seem close to the official art, it is not the same style as it.













    Images such as these will work best! ^^



    Most of the people on this wiki use drawing programs that allow you to import your own brushes, so I…
















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  • Lukatheidiot

    So, I've seen a lot of idols come (and go,) in this wiki. It's really nice to see so much creativity, but there's something i noticed about something that really made me wonder... "Why has almost no one thought of this before?"



    That's Cece, the Animal Crossing equivalent of Callie. The reason I brought this whole blog post up is because of her eyes. The pink eyelashes really made me wonder why almost no one had tried something like that with their idols. I've only seen one idol so far to have any kind of colored eyelashes. 



    I just wanted to post this to give everyone some ideas. Some people already tried this, but it'd probably work really well with some of the idols on here! As for me, I'm not going to apply these to my idols at the moment…




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  • Garden-Of-SunFoxes

    Hello! I've never made guides for drawing, but since a few people have asked about this i thought id make a guide explaining how i draw in the splatfest team artstyle. Also, this probably wont be very good, i've never done a guide like this before


    So, using a brush that resembles the is a kinda important step. Sadly i cant help much with this other than tell you to go look for a brush for the program you use. I use Clip Studio Paint and one of the default brushes (The textured pen) resembles the brush used in the official splatfest art pretty well. 



    So, before you start drawing i'd recommend you go download one of the official splatfest drawings.

    (You can find them all here) 

    When i do splatfest art i open the official splatfest drawing and us…





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  • Ms. Ellington Feint
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  • Meringuepie

    Here are a couple of new rules Koi just issued for the wiki:

    • From now on, all artwork must be original. Using bases are fine, as long as you give credit (but your content will not be featured on the main page for that). Tracing, art theft, unoriginal edits... are prohibited on the wiki and will result in a block. It's always better to be original.
      • Gacha and dress-up game creations are absolutely forbidden here from now on. It's ok if you made some for future drawing reference or out of fun, but do not use them on the wiki pages directly as "art". Gacha is NOT art, and idols/bands should be presented with their own original artwork. This will result in deletion.
    • Criticism is allowed, but it must be constructive and friendly. We want to keep this …
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  • MyLittleEpona04

    I drew fanart of Inklings4Life's idol duo, Hurricane!

    What do ya'll Squidkids think?

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  • Lukatheidiot

    So, earlier, we had a poll for what we should do to celebrate our 100th page on Inkidols Wiki, and based on that, we're doing... An art contest! We decided on a fun and special theme for the contest too!


    Draw one of your idol groups in casual clothes taking a picture by a famous human landmark (in our current time, because time paradoxes are all the rage,) such as the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben! The season they're in doesn't matter! I'd recommend doing summer or spring, but do what you want! Here's an example of the Squid Sisters, taking a group selfie by the Eiffel Tower!



    All the artwork we get will go into a zine, but the grand prize is the placement of your art in the zine! The top 3 submissions will be featured on the first page, which will hav…





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  • Veloceerapter

    NeoFlow!

    April 17, 2020 by Veloceerapter

    Now that NeoFlow's page is shaping up, it would be really helpful if I could get some feedback so I know what to improve when I'm finishing up their page.

    You can find them here: NeoFlow

    Until next time, Keep the current flowing!

    -Dino

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  • Meringuepie

    As you can see, Splatoon characters have different names in Japan and America/Europe. Callie and Marie gets changed to Aori and Hotaru... but why? What's the meaning behind that?

    Aori and Hotaru are actually names referring to the species they're based on (or is)! Aori-ika means Bigfin Reef Squid, while Hotaru-ika means Firefly Squid. (Even though you can really say that they're all Inklings are squids in general,, it doesn't hurt to make them based on an ancient species.)

    Same for Off the Hook. Pearl is Hime Houzuki (Hime-ika, pygmy squid + Daio-Houzukika, colossal squid. This actually refers to an iconic rapper ,Biggie Smalls, and Pearl's small size), while Marina is called Ida (from Idako, webfoot octopus)

    Basically, just find the Japanese…

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  • Meringuepie

    EDIT: thanks for applying yall! recruit submissions are now closed.

    Currently, I have some urgent personal business to deal with, so I won't be available as much anymore. There has been a rise in intimidating behavior and other chaos at the wiki, and I really need some people who can help me out responsibly. By this, I don't mean becoming a replacement of me, but to help me and Koi moderate this place.

    I don't rely on how popular your idols are, or how much opinions we agree with - what matters is how active you are, how you can perform your duties as a mod responsibly, and your interest to do so. I absolutely won't accept mod abuse (using mod abilities to advantage yourself). DM me on Discord or talk through my message wall if you are inter…

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  • Ms. Ellington Feint

    Waow you guys. This got fixed. I don't know what to say. I almost feel bad for the user in a way, but it was a problem that had to be addressed and I'm glad it was handled. Though the user never replied to the messages left on her wall, the problem was solved. Thank you.

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  • Ms. Ellington Feint

    Ok, so, I’m not trying to be pointing fingers, so I won’t mention the idol group’s name, but an idol group on this wiki is doing some things that aren’t very rule-following. For example, (ok this is probably going to give away who the idols group is) they used a song from youtube for one of their songs. This is not what you do when making idols. You have to make an original song. Not only that, but their splatfest art is so similar to another idols’, that I have a feeling it’s been traced. You can’t trace. Your idols have to be original. There are no shortcuts when making idols. I don’t want to be rude, and this blog post was not intended to be mean, but I feel like we need to address this. But because I’m not an admin, I have a feeling I’…

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  • Ms. Ellington Feint

    Hello!

    I've created a fanmade Marina's Chatroom. I hope you enjoy!











    That's all for now! I'll keep updating! Bye!

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  • Meringuepie

    They're all made by Subby on Twitter. Feel free to use them for your idols' artworks.

    Also check out those Splatoon brushes that will help a lot with mimicking the official art styles. Only compatible with Firealpaca, Medibang, and Paint Tool Sai. 

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  • Caitlinkoi

    You are not entitled to ask, let alone pressure another person to make free art for you. If an artist offers, that's fine. But art takes time and effort, if you can't draw and you don't have the money to pay someone, learn how to draw.

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  • Inklings4Life

    I wanted to change my other (very rude) blog, and turn it into a why do you like Octoprism blog, instead! I hope all of you enjoy!

    I want to know why you like Octoprism. Is it because they're both Octolings, they're design, or just because you think they're cool? It can be anything! But why don't you just tell me, instead of me making this post a little too long and redundent. (LOL!)

    Have fun!

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  • Inklings4Life

    I decided to redo the past (embarresing) blog I made, and turn it into why do you like CoralStar blog!

    Why do you like CoralStar? The music, the history, the fashion? It could be anything, but instead of me going on and on about asking, just tell me. Why do YOU like CoralStar?

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  • Inklings4Life

    A lot of people love sweet candy, and a lot of people love sour candy! What better way to prove which candy is yummier, than a Splatfest?

    I hope you've got you're candy eating pants on! It's about to get real!



    (BTW, I just found the airheads pic on google.)


    (This idea is now The Rainbow Plumbob's, since she worked so hard on her's.)

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  • Meringuepie

    Patterns in canon idols (not necessary if you don't like to make them look closer to the real Splatoon idols, but... YES)

    Idol naming guide

    Clothing design guide  (remember, formal stage clothing and casual clothing are two different things)

    Physical traits guide

    Backstory writing guide

    Japanese name guide

    And if you want to make them some music but can't afford expensive programs to make them sound like Inklings/ Octolings, here's a tutorial for Audacity!


    I'll be adding more if necessary.

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  • Splatling-elite

    Rising Tide

    February 23, 2020 by Splatling-elite

    I hope you enjoy them! I have audacity so i will be makin some rockin music for them! 

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  • SunnyGoLucky

    DISCLAIMER: I AM IN NO WAY DOING THIS OUT OF ILL WILL AND MORE OUT OF LOVE FOR THE CHARACTER(S). I ALSO DO NOT CONSIDERING MYSELF TO BE "FIXING" THE CHARACTER(S), EITHER!


    Project Splatoon 3. Love it or hate, there's no denying Squeaky's take on a new Splatoon installment seemed to pretty much take the fandom by storm. There's no doubt it has some very neat and interesting aspects to it, but that's not to say it's 100% perfect. Though i'm not here to be salty like someone else here, i'm just here to have fun and take a look into the design of one of the characters and see what I can do to make it work just a little better in the setting of Splatoon.

    You read the title of this post, our subject today is going to be Lumi of Coralstar, of course…


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  • Lukatheidiot

    Backstory Writing!

    February 16, 2020 by Lukatheidiot

    So, if you're like me, and you love making idol groups, you'll probably run into this probably a lot. "What should my idol's backstory be?" Well, here, I'm going to help with that.


    Brainstorm ideas! The two backstories can be drastically different, (like in Off the Hook,) or even related directly to each other, like the Squid Sisters! The two stories should fit together like two puzzle pieces too. The characters need not necessarily have grown up together, but at one point or another their life stories should converge. 


    "Marina was born into "the oppression of Octarian society" and began to be trained as a combat engineer from a very early age. She graduated from elementary training at the age of 9 after skipping multiple grades and for the …




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  • Meringuepie


    This is my tutorial on how to make Inkling/Octoling-like voice in Audacity. There are some on Youtube, but most of them require expensive paid audio programs or... weird methods like talking into a fan or drown in a pool. My tutorial, however, only need Audacity, which is a free open source program, but the settings are more limited. After playing around with the filters, I decided to come up with a tutorial on how to make your voice imitate the voice effect that Splatoon vocals have, including both singing and speech.

    If you own a Macbook and not Windows, I would recommend this . If you use mobile, however, I don't really recommend that since computers have better programs, but some apps might have it, who knows?

    Step 1- Get Audacity if you…


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  • Meringuepie

    Here's a useful link to all the canon bands/ musicians!

    1. Don't make them look too humanoid.

    Splatoon musicians are very diverse, and there are so many sea creatures you can choose from. However, the sea creatures have their own special characteristics that can get ruined if they look too humanoid. Well, Inklings, Octolings, and a few more species are exceptions, sure, but most Splatoon bands look semi-humanoid only. If you're going to add a Shrimp character, don't make them a Shrimpling. Humanoid traits are necessary but don't overdo it to the point where they look like an Inkling/Octoling with another creature's hair (but Hightide Era rocked that one though, I'll say they were an exception.) Experiment with unusual skin colors, body featu…

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  • Meringuepie

    Here comes the fun part of the visual design: physical traits and details! This is way easier than designing clothing, however it doesn't mean you can just design them like a random crack generator on Shindanmaker. First off, you have to choose their species.

    There are a whole selection of humanoids and non-humanoids in Splatoon that you can choose. The most popular choices are Inklings and Octolings, however, you can also choose another species or even make up one! If you want something more than Inklings and Octolings (or humanoid), just go here if you want a list of known species (other than Inklings and Octolings too, of course), or visit Fanlings wiki for fanmade reference.

    Once you have chosen your idols' species, make it specific. If …

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  • Meringuepie

    Idol clothing is... well, diverse. You can literally get them any type of clothing that fits their theme, body and species. However, have you ever wondered why does the Squid Sisters and Off the Hook's idol clothing is so phenomenal and literally genius character design? Welp, I'm gonna explain a few things.

    First off, patterns.

    Let's start off with the basic rules. When making idols, you have to make sure that they aren't clones of each other (unless they're twins, but still please make them different). By diving in and investigating patterns between the Squid Sisters and Off the Hook, these are the key rules (not necessarily) of making idols (if you want them to have a more cannon look and taste, yes)

    • Dress-short rule. If your idols have th…
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  • Meringuepie

    Have you ever tried making Splatoon idols and then trying to think of a good name? Think that generic and boring English names don't fit? Well, here's the advice.

    When naming your idol duos, (if you want it to be punny and close to canon) keep in mind that the pair of names should be connected to each other, even as a pun!

    For example, Callie + Marie = Calamari (a general term for squid as food)

    Or it can be coincidental??? Pearl + Marina (a synonym for Harbor) = Pearl Harbor.

    You can take a maritime term/marine biology term/ the name of a place located in the ocean/ a seafood dish that is related to the idols' species/ any term related to their theme(s), and split them into half, then convert it into something better if desired. Without the p…

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  • GJBsplat

    Hey guys! This is a post where I'll be telling ya'll about things to note while creating songs for your bands (Not idols!).


    • While making music for a battle, make sure it's peppy enough. I would play the music during a battle to see how it sounds. You know, turn the Switch volume to 0, but blast your own music, see how it fits.
    • Also, one thing I noticed is that there's no Solo battle music, so make sure every band member gets their part.
    • Turf War music lasts 1 minute, and Ranked music can either be loops or a remix of Turf War, or an entirely different thing
    • If your band has a lot of music, I would make a Now or Never cover.
    • There's also at least a few seconds of intro in every song, I've noticed.


    Anddddddd that's it!

    Don't be a fool, stay cool!



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  • Meringuepie

    There are design patterns in canon Splatoon idols that you can apply to your idols:

    • Reflecting beauty marks. This one is the most common. The Squid Sisters have beauty marks near their eyelids while Off the Hook has them under their lips.
    • Pun names that associate with each other (Callie + Marie = Calamari / Pearl + Marina (Synonym for Harbor) = Pearl Harbor)
    • Matching gloves. Use any kind of gloves or hand/arm accessory that can match your idols' aesthetic! Be creative!
    • Tsurime/ Tareme eyes . Only the Squid Sisters have these, however. It's to show their contrasting personalities.
    • Symbols. Off the Hook have their own saymbols (Pearl's X-symbol and Marina's infinity symbol) on their eyes, clothing, and other stuff.
    • Tights with their main ink color…
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  • MyLittleEpona04

    just a little fan art

    September 17, 2019 by MyLittleEpona04

    hey Squidkids! I literally arrived on this wiki yesterday, and I'm already so inspired that I drew fanart! Feedback is welcomed and appreciated, but keep in mind I drew this in a few hours--its not gonna be perfect!



















    CoralStar is my fave! Riva is so cute

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  • GJBsplat

    This weekend Twin Tropical is hosting a Splatfest, and I'll be hosting the battles! Send a friend request to me (SW-4190-1050-4074) and comment here or on the Scratch link at the bottom. Guess what it's themed?

    AUTOBOMBS VS SUCTION BOMBS!!

    It'll take place this weekend, starting at 6 AM EST on September 14th and it'll end at 6 PM EST on September 15th.

    The Shifty Station will be Chronicles of Rolonium!!

    Comment what team you want to be on and your Switch username! Then, send a friend request to the hosts.

    If you're on Autobombs and use autobombs during a battle, your team gets spirit points! Same thing if you're on Suction Bombs and use suction bombs! How spirit points work is that when you do the above, the battle host gives your team 2 Spirit…

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  • -GodTamer&Beast-

    Here's my fanart of Twin Tropical I really like them! I'm pretty happy that there's a Scratch based Idol pair too. 

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