Splatoon 3: How To Make Art [Guide]

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One of the most awaited games of this year, Splatoon 3, was finally released on the 9th of September, 2022. Splatoon 3 is developed by Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development and can be enjoyed on the Nintendo Switch. One thing is for sure, people are definitely enjoying it, as indicated by its scores on Metacritic and more. That being said, this guide is for you if you are looking to find out more about the game, especially Splatoon 3 how to make art.

If you have been a fan of the Splatoon franchise, which made its debut seven years ago, then you will definitely love Splatoon 3 as it is everything “more Splatoon.” The first game of this franchise sold over 18 million copies.

The image shows the logo of Splatoon 1
Splatoon

Keeping that in mind, we can say this without a doubt in our mind that Splatoon 3 will do even better because things have only improved in this third-person shooter game. For example, now it has more weapons, better-looking characters, battle arenas that are more fitting, new modes, and so much more.

In addition to that, Splatoon 3 has made sure to retain the elements of the franchise that have been there since the beginning. One of these features is making art.

By the way, if you have not played the previous two games of this franchise, you can still play Splatoon 3. The experience might not be as enjoyable initially as that of the veterans; however, with time and a little bit of proper guidance, things will flatten out.

In this Splatoon 3 how to make art guide, we will be covering everything you need to know about it, from how to make art to how to post it.

So, without any further ado, let us jump right into it.

What Is Art In Splatoon 3

Before we talk about how to make art in Splatoon 3, you should know what art is in Splatoon. In simple words, it is basically one of the ways for the players to communicate with each other and display their artistic abilities for others to see.

Players can create any kind of drawing they want using the different tools at their disposal. The art that you create is then displayed over your head, and other players will be able to see it once they walk nearby your character.

The image shows an example of how art can be used to communicate
Art Message In Splatoon 3

Something that you should know is that the maximum number of drawings or art pieces that can be live is one. Before we move any further, we highly suggest that you read our guide, Splatoon 3: How To Change Character, so that you can know how to customize your character in Splatoon 3.

How To Make Art In Splatoon 3

If we are being honest, making art in Splatoon is pretty easy. However, before we dive into its details, you should make sure that you are a member of a Splatfest team because it is a prerequisite for creating art.

There are 3 Splatfest teams in Splatoon, and you can pick any of them. The names of different teams are mentioned below:

  1. Rock
  2. Paper
  3. Scissor

After choosing your team and getting back the control of your avatar, the next thing on your agenda is to find the red mailbox. Do not be worried, as all that you need to do to get to it is take a right from where you spawn. To make things more straightforward for you, the mailbox in question is located across the street from the Man-o’-Wardrobe. We can also say that it is to the left of the Hotlantis or in front of the three gear shops.

The image shows the red mailbox
The Red Mailbox

We are sure that these instructions will prove to be sufficient enough for you to locate the red mailbox. Once you find the mailbox, interact with it, and you will be presented with the option to create a ‘Splatfest post’ or a ‘general post.’

For those who do not know, the difference between the two is that a general post can be made at any time. Anyways, once you choose the ‘Splatfest option,’ a window will appear on the screen with different tools that you can use to create your masterpiece.

These tools and what they do are described in detail in the next section of this Splatoon 3 how to make art guide.

Controls/ Tools

The image shows the canvas you will be drawing on and different controls on it
The Canvas

There are different controls present on the canvas that you can use to make art. All of these are described below:

  • Pen (A)- The pen is available in three different thicknesses that can be used to write or draw on the canvas.
  • Eraser (B)- Like the pen, the eraser also comes in different sizes. It is used to remove things that you have drawn or written on the canvas.
  • L / R- These controls are used to change the size of the pen and the eraser according to your own desire.
  • L3- Pressing L3 will erase everything, giving you a clean canvas.
  • ZL- Pressing this will undo the last action that you performed.
  • ZR- Pressing this will redo the last action that you performed.
  • X- Pressing X lets you zoom in and out on your canvas.
  • Y- Pressing Y allows you to rotate your canvas.
  • ‘- ‘– Pressing ‘- ‘ will allow you to save and quit.
  • ‘+’ – Pressing ‘+’ will allow you to post your masterpiece on your Facebook or Twitter linked accounts.

By the way, if you do not have much free time on your hands and want to know how long it will take to complete the game, then we recommend that you read our detailed guide, Splatoon 3: How Long To Beat it?.

Final Words

Before we conclude our Splatoon 3 how to make art guide, there are some things that you should know. Firstly, keep your eyes open as once you post your art, it is likely to appear on signs or as graffiti on walls and similar structures around Splatsville.

In addition to that, you should also be mindful of the art you make because if your art is inappropriate, other players can report you to Nintendo, and you can get banned from playing online. You can also report other players who post inappropriate stuff; therefore, to keep such miscreants off the streets, make sure that you do so.

Lastly, we know that you can draw using the left joystick. However, it is preferred that you use your finger or a stylus on the touch screen to draw your art.

That brings us to the end of our guide Splatoon 3 Art guide. We hope that you found this guide to be helpful and informative. If you liked reading it, make sure to let us know in the comments below.

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