Graphics modding is so unique???? I asked a bunch of graphics mods about how they go about making their graphics.
Luna Chai of Fódlan Detectives and Teyvat Travels:
I gather a lot of references before I even start creating- for Fódlan Detectives it was a lot of vintage material, newspapers, advertisements, pictures of vintage fashion and alcohol bottles. Mood boards are really helpful for creating unique graphic schemes- I find there’s too much risk of direct plagiarism if I only gather other “graphic design” references
Teyvat Travels is pretty similar, though it’s heavily weighted on Genshin’s pre established graphics scheme! Just with also some vintage flair 😄
yuzucider of Struck by Lightning, Fashion Impact and others:
My approach is honestly probably trying to make it as easy and painless for myself as possible LOL. Like when the zine starts I'll design the branding and a couple assets that fit with the brand, then just use those same couple assets in different ways throughout the whole creation period haha. And I always try to look for ways to make the graphics more eyecatching, which is usually making things move bc gifs are all the rage rn 💀
I focus on making the type look nice and neat, the simpler the better, since for me, social media graphics in general is about conveying info as much as it is about looking pretty, and people don't have the attention span to process info that's hard to read.
go crazy lol. you can literally make any branding/graphics/animation you want, literally nothing is holding u back lmao. don't feel like you have to follow trends or anything~
Thank you all for your wisdom mods 🙏