Animal Crossing and my new Nintendo 3DS

Animal Crossing sketchbook page

About a month back I caved and bought a Nintendo 3ds, and I haven’t looked back! It is such an awesome system, I’m really enjoying all the streetpass features and of course playing Animal Crossing New Leaf! I’ve been playing a lot. My favorite game has alwas been a version of Animal Crossing, and New Leaf is definitely an great version of the game! I love going diving, being mayor and visiting the island, all new features. I’m still trying to convince my neighbours that I’m a super good friend and they should give me their portrait, but as of yet I’ve had no success in that area. 🙂

I’ve also been using the designing feature for clothes much more then I used to, and via the QR code option I can share that with whoever likes what I make! I post all the Animal Crossing stuff I share to my tumblr.

There are a lot of people playing Animal Crossing and posting about it on tumblr, so my own stuff feels right at home there. Some people can make outfits that are so complicated and must cost so much time that I can only sit back in awe. It’s really fun to see how others play the game.

I’ve also enjoyed playing Pokemon X and Super Mario 3D Land, though lately I’ve been all about the Animal Crossing all the time. All in all I’ve failed to fulfill my 50 books challenge on Goodreads because I’ve spend most of my free time in December playing on my Nintendo 3ds instead of reading. Which is fine! I’d just gotten it and all new things are extra shiny. 🙂 I’ve got a better balance now (though my new book challenge is for 45 books) and I can’t imagine the Nintendo 3ds not being a part of my essential devices. It lives in my bag when I’m on the road and stays near my couch when I’m home (which is where I play the most). I like that I can take it out when I’m on the train to work and check to see if I’ve met anyone via Streetpass.

So Animal Crossing has been on my mind lately and I felt like drawing about it! I like filling a digital sketchbook page, the Paper by 53 app on my iPad is such a great app for on the go digital journaling. I am loving how the pencil brush works on top of he watercolour brush. I also finally got the colour mixer and am enjoying mixing all the colours! If you buy all the extra features it is a more expensive app than most, but it’s so worth it.