Blog Farewell 2022. Hello 2023. Farewell 2022. Hello 2023. By komicer, 20 Dec 2022 Farewell 2022. Hello 2023. By komicer, 20 Dec 2022 Before you know it, we are staring at Christmas 2022 coming right at us. Ever since the ‘end’ of the pandemic, time has been passing by really really fast. Soon, it will be 2023. At this junction of time, it is worth for us to look back at what we’ve managed to do this year. Let’s do this one month at a time. Like 2022’s round-up, some are more of a stretch than others. But I felt that we’ve done a lot more for the year compared to 2022. If anything, there are months when there’s so many things to highlight! If we can’t squeeze them into the nice format, we’ll squeeze them in this blog post as Honorable Mentions. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) What a year it was Jan 2022 Join a party of eight, each with their own unique ambition and personalities, and navigate the treacherous world of Rin when Rise of the Third Power from @StegosoftGames and @Dangen_Ent comes to #NintendoSwitch on Feb. 10! pic.twitter.com/0hfGvTus8Y— Indie World (@IndieWorldNA) January 13, 2022 Start of the year tend to be quieter. Jan 2022 actually saw the release of Rise of Third Power. It was a game that we did key visuals and character designs for in the past. However, just recently, we did something even cooler for Stegosoft. So… let’s save the eventual R3P entry for 2023’s round up. It’s the Lunar New Year! So to welcome the new year, we had Usanekorin draw us something gorgeous! Tomorrow is Lunar New Year! To all our friends and followers who celebrate it, here’s to a great ‘New Year’ ahead for you! Huat ah! #CNY2022 You can probably tell but… art by @Usanekorin ! pic.twitter.com/W17LiLLS1I— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) January 31, 2022 I hope this had brought us more huat for the year Jan 2022 also saw the announcement of Extravaganza 2022! We were represented by Poopiepuff and CDS is proud to be a supporter of an art competition that doesn’t involve NFTs. CDS is proud to be a supporter of the Extravaganza art competition organized by NUS CAS. If you are a student in Singapore, please consider taking part and winning these attractive prizes. More information can be found here: https://t.co/7GJqHwVe42 pic.twitter.com/IfXwovn1lz— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) January 22, 2022 Our own Poopiepuff will be a judge for this year’s Extravaganza art competition. For more details about the art competition, please visit their website: https://t.co/ZOGJRb6Qnp pic.twitter.com/2Lv2SiadLn— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) March 26, 2022 Feb 2022 Don’t Seph and Aurora look adorable? The incredible team at @collateralds helped us create their brand new redesigns – their first ever default, permanent outfits! What do you guys think? pic.twitter.com/rVzMd7pUvT— Otafest – May 2023 (@Otafest) February 5, 2022 It has been our pleasure to work with Otafest to redesign their mascots! These are the 2022 versions but we have done the ones for 2023 (and 2024) as well! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Seph (@otafest) They’ve already announced the 2023 looks! This was particularly special because it featured touches from WaHa, Poopiepuff AND Usanekorin! And of course, Happy Valentine’s! Imouri remains one of our best clients! Happy Valentine’s Day ???? P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on any and all orders ?? pic.twitter.com/PkvP1cLZ1r— imouri (@imourishop) February 14, 2022 Mar 2023 March is another relatively quiet month. But we did do some kind of animation. This time, it was a relatively straight-forward, non-commercial animation for a wedding. Back in Jan ’22, we did a bunch of artworks for a newly wedded couple. Glad that it turned out all good! pic.twitter.com/9rcCPwjxvA— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) March 22, 2022 You can view all the other artworks we did for the couple here! Apr 2022 Another quiet month. The artworks that we did for New Gen Ninja Corps were unveiled! Three guesses. pic.twitter.com/YDYdVqAyq3— RAGS with the Hard R (@RAGS_Comix) April 24, 2022 All three flavors at the gym. pic.twitter.com/64td78sfkz— RAGS with the Hard R (@RAGS_Comix) April 24, 2022 May 2022 Dr. Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory is formally announced with all-new key visuals by WaHa and the demo released online. Dr. Kobushi is an amazingly challenging game that is released on PC and Nintendo Switch. ?Dr. Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory FREE DEMO is NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM ??Play the first 25 levels of the game!?️Watch our new trailer!??Listen to a puppet rant about its intellect!?Save a dog from a mad scientist?Download on Steam today! https://t.co/byy9H7NdsL— Dr. Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory (@DrKobushi) May 11, 2022 Many thanks to Nadim for working with us for the various designs and the key visuals for the game. We even got to visit Tokyo Game Show later in September to help promote the game! Greetings from Tokyo Game Show and @DrKobushi ! pic.twitter.com/OjCl81iEPO— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) September 15, 2022 Jun 2022 It has been so long since GreenTeaNeko did the art assets for My Little Dictator. The artworks were mostly completed by 2014 but eight years on, after we have practically given up on it, the game was finally unleashed onto Steam! Hope pays off! This gives us hopium that some of the other vaulted projects that we’ve worked on in the past might one day see daylight. 私が過去に参加したプロジェクトがSteamでリリースされましたThe project I participated in the past has released in steam 😀以前我参与的作品已经在Steam出来了 😀https://t.co/BtlbOvLscO pic.twitter.com/rGGpzBA5Nm— GreenTeaNeko (@Green_Tea_Neko) June 11, 2022 Jul 2022 Our new Charity Collection is now available! All of profits will support @WCKitchen – a global food network feeding refugees on the front lines in war torn countries.This LIMITED RELEASE will end July 17thhttps://t.co/HdnSdakszq pic.twitter.com/mqzCst9NTh— No Dress Code ? (@NDCEXE) July 1, 2022 Slava Ukraini Enough said. That flag turned out really good. View this post on Instagram A post shared by NO DRESS CODE ™️ (@ndc.exe) Aug 2022 August is kinda the anniversary for the studio. In conjunction with the anniversary, we ran a CSP giveaway, sponsored by Graphixly. Three lucky commentors got free stuff! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) August was also when we returned to the studio after years of WFH. It’s a flexi-working arrangement so we aren’t in ALL the time. Just twice a week. Enough to catch up on how everyone is doing. We also invested in hardware upgrades! Sep 2022 An actual animation! This one was for vtuber, Faye. Over the year, we’ve also done a bunch of backgrounds for her but this animated opening is one of the nicest work we got to showcase for the year! Did you manage to catch @FayeSievers ‘ new character model debut? We are fashionably late but we managed to just finished a short animated opening sequence for her based on her old look. https://t.co/PUHJ5BZoYG pic.twitter.com/Gis0XSScQ3— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) September 20, 2022 Oct 2022 This one was a fun one. We got to do a new key visual for Nissin again! Instead of an anime character, we did a more yuru-chara character to promote the Truffle-cheese UFO flavor. They did an amazing job with the PR activation package! We wished we could have gotten our hands on one of those too. Do you know that the original concept was to go 3D? The 3D models were already completed before the decision was made to go with 2D art instead. Wow, big. Maybe there will be a standee next! pic.twitter.com/c1SkGJ1veH— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) October 22, 2022 Another highlight of Oct 2022 that we didn’t manage to include was our participation within Artblovk’s Halloween pop-up, Party of Five. We managed to form a group of five between ourselves and other CDS affiliated artists. Alongside Vadarren by Poopiepuff & SLIME by @Usanekorin. That dumb AI art boss is so ded. Just look at that SLIME’s stats. I’d like to see WaHa do the boss design using the same prompt. Be sure to drop by @basheergraphic next week to check out all the artworks. /end pic.twitter.com/u2nAAZLECe— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) October 21, 2022 An additional note to add that Usanekorin has corrected us that his character is actually a sentient water droplet rather than a slime. Oops. The CDS corner at the @artblovk exhibition. Drop by this weekend and check out the Party of 5 exhibition! There’s an AI art ranting session tomorrow too. pic.twitter.com/p2FrTWEbam— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) October 28, 2022 Nice Nov 2022 Not so much a WORK showcase but after years of pandemic-induced hibernation, AFA is back! The doujin artists among us finally came back to boothing! The doujin circle was even one of the featured creators within the AFA Creators’ Hub. Nice pic.twitter.com/rulOr6wVr6— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) October 26, 2022 The doujin artists will be boothing at @animefestasia Creators’ Hub from 25 – 27 Nov! Booth CH157. It has been so long since our last convention boothing. Come check out new artworks from everyone such as @Green_Tea_Neko, @HJZ_artemi and more! pic.twitter.com/3nMMV9dhbT— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) November 3, 2022 It was nice to be back hustling at the booth. #AFASG22 Day 2, we are live! Come find us at CH157 pic.twitter.com/0ytMvMw0ri— WaHa (@waffles_ham) November 26, 2022 Welp that wraps up #AFASG2022, huge thanks to everyone that came around to say hi! Really sorry to everyone that wanted to get hold of my Selen charms/print, I’ll make sure to print more of them next time (with even more to come!) See y’all next event! #AFA2022 #AFASG pic.twitter.com/zGoNGO0SsU— MR2D@AFASG CH-157 (@mr_2dimensions) November 27, 2022 Dec 2022 Finally, December. It’s the time when everyone is in a holiday mood. If not overseas, at least to Sentosa? Under CDS, we coordinated a large group of artists to work on the backgrounds of this animation. After a wait of a couple of months, the animation finally turned up on our Facebook feed! Beyond backgrounds for a Sentosa animation, we have also started taking up more live anime portrait drawing gigs. There was the session for Club21’s Run Hany product launch back in October. Some of the portraits that were done for the JW Anderson x Run Hany launch event. Thanks for inviting us! pic.twitter.com/pMDYPFNRgR— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) October 14, 2022 And in December, we did a session at the National Museum as part of their Family Fun programme. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) Maybe we’ll do even more of such for 2023! 2022 wrap-up As a whole, 2022 was quite a decent year for us. Things were slowly returning to normal around the world and for us as well. There’s the usual work but also… the usual play. Let’s hope that from here onwards, we can go back to the ‘upward growth trajectory’! Much of this post (and the older ones as well) are full of embedded tweets. If Twitter falls, much of these posts are going to be so so dated. Can’t say I’m a fan of the douchebag but we sure hope he don’t burn Twitter down. Stay resilient, all your remaining survivors still in the Twitter offices! Hello #artistsontwitter, I think our corner of Twitter is still cool so no plans to move out yet. However, if you want to check us out elsewhere, you can also find us on Instagram or visit our website directly! https://t.co/QKJjc1lv56— Collateral Damage Studios (@collateralds) November 8, 2022 And of course, last but not least, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Xmas House Mouse by our intern, Youqi We think that after all these years of pandemic, we all could really use the holidays! More like this 2022 half-time check-in It is the half time mark for 2022. What are some of the new anime artworks that our team of illustrators have done so far?