How the Art Style of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Series Helped Make it a Successful Franchise

The Animal Crossing series is a Nintendo franchise that allows a social, interactive, and creative play style. Originally released in 2001 in Japan for the Nintendo 64 as Animal Forest, the series has flourished and grown with every game that has been released. The franchise was created by Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami and mainlyContinue reading “How the Art Style of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Series Helped Make it a Successful Franchise”

Artist Spotlight: Sasha Cline

Sasha Cline is a Greensboro College Art and Psychology major who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Originally from Russia, Sasha was adopted by her mother in 2001 and has lived in Greensboro since. Sasha has been working in art for as long as she can remember. She prefers working in watercolor and encaustic and usesContinue reading “Artist Spotlight: Sasha Cline”

Artistically Speaking: YouTube Gaming and uricksaladbar

One of the most popular categories on YouTube is its gaming content. Let’s Plays, Video Game Reviews, Skits, and Animations, there’s a variety of ways to enjoy games on the site. And within the user base who make content, it’s not easy coming across ones who put out anything that isn’t substandard. Don’t get meContinue reading “Artistically Speaking: YouTube Gaming and uricksaladbar”

The New(ish) Art Exhibit in Cowan!

Spring is here! And with the new season coming around and classes ending soon, there’s a lot to be excited about! Especially for our art department, as we’ve got an all new exhibit by the Director of the Galleries himself, Jim Langer. Properly titled “So, Shall we Dis/Stance?”, this quarantine-themed collection features works by artists fromContinue reading “The New(ish) Art Exhibit in Cowan!”

Monday Media Minute: Friday Night Funkin’ (2021)

Welcome to Monday Media Minute! A faster version of all my normal posts where I introduce you to a piece of media that I think everyone should enjoy, despite my terrible sense of society’s overall opinion. This week’s addition is Friday Night Funkin’! Friday Night Funkin’ is a fantastically funky looking game that pays homageContinue reading “Monday Media Minute: Friday Night Funkin’ (2021)”

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Abney

The GC Art Column’s own Jonathan Abney was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a Greensboro College junior majoring in Art. He enjoys video games, YouTube, animations, and art. “Since 2nd grade, [art has] been something I’ve always enjoyed doing.” Stated Abney. “It started as something I did on the side ofContinue reading “Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Abney”

Artistically Speaking!

Hi! I’m Jonathan Abney! I’m an art major who writes for the website and I wanted to introduce you to my segment called Artistically Speaking. It goes over all sorts of media, television shows, video games, movies, and essentially anything that catches my eye. I wanna talk about how things work artistically in everyday lifeContinue reading “Artistically Speaking!”

Artistically Speaking: De Blob

Hey, so today I wanna talk about a video game that has been a part of my life since childhood and apparently everyone else’s too! Coming out originally in 2008, De blob is a platformer that has a small irregularly shaped blob (hence the name) that has the power to color the world that heContinue reading “Artistically Speaking: De Blob”