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Hello all,

Today I'd like to introduce you to a project that I've been gradually working on for the past 6 months or so:

GMK Darling

Inspired by the character Zero Two from Darling in the Franxx, GMK Darling aims to bring her aesthetics straight to your keyboard. It's taken a long while to get the colors dialed in, but they are quite close to -- if not in -- their final iteration now as far as I can take them with renders. Hiragana sublegends may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the use of icon mods hopefully prevents the set from becoming overcrowded.

Updated 5/22/19:
Renders by Janglad! Novelty renders coming soon™ but you can see a sneak peek of them on the HBCP render  ;)
With renders now set and ready, I'm going to start approaching vendors and working out kit pricing; I am also considering a 40% compat kit.


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Thermal by Wilbatech




Satisfaction 75 by Upas




HB-CP by Hineybush




Colorway

Updated 4/29/19: 7422C is now the alpha color as opposed to 691C, which was too grey.

GMK Darling utilizes three custom colors:

RAL 3020 as the alpha text color; a vivid red reminiscent of Zero Two's horns

Pantone 7422C; a pastel-pale pink which reflects Zero Two's hair color, used for the alpha cap color and the legend color on the mods.

RAL 3003 as the mod cap color; a darker red similar to Zero Two's dress uniform and darker parts of her flight suit

GMK WS1 for the white accents


Color pallete based on the colors' hex values


Hey the sun finally came out! Here's 7422C. Color balance/temperature for this picture is considerably better than the last one.

I do have some concern as to color matching and am unsure how GMK would handle dealing with both RAL and Pantone colors. However, the RAL light pink (3015) was simply not light enough for this project.


Potential Kit Options:

"The All-In-One Solution"


Updated 4/29/19: 7422C is now the alpha color. Still working on getting renders sorted out, but this KLE shows the updated furigana/rubi sublegends, icon nav, and the removal of numpad sublegends.
This is a base kit inspired by that of GMK Metropolis and other kits which include a numpad *and* ISO support in the base kit configuration. However, to reduce base kit cost, I am considering breaking the numpad and ISO kits off but don't have any quotes yet as to price.


Novelties Updated 4/29/19:


These sizes are placeholders, but novelty art is well underway! The art and vector files for R3 Enter, one of the R1 1u caps, and the 1.25/1.5u modifiers are completed. I can't wait to share these designs on renders with everyone as soon as the last R1 1u novelty is finished. If you'd like to see a preview of that art, check out the "more" section below.
This kit also currently contains white accents for F1-4 and F9-12.
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R1, R4 1u novelty. Other R1 1u forthcoming.


2.25u Enter key novelty. Stylized "Darling!"


1.25/1.5u R4 novelty.



Content in this expandable section below contains older renders and/or kit references which are in the process of being reworked.
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Note: This render has not yet been updated to reflect the chance to 7422C for the alpha color. This is a base kit inspired by that of GMK Metropolis and other kits which include a numpad *and* ISO support in the base kit configuration. However, to reduce base kit cost, I am considering breaking the numpad and ISO kits off but don't have any quotes yet as to price. The following kits are represented with KLE-renderer instead of KBRenders since they're not set in stone yet and I've already managed to forget certain elements on KBRenders submissions multiple times out of anticipation of getting the renders themselves.

There are a couple errors in this render: shows R3 Ctrl as stepped, and the wrong legend for Caps Lock. This will not be the case for the final keyset. I'll message KBRenders and see if I can get that fixed. These are still a bit preliminary, and more detailed and accurate renders will be made once the kits are finalized.

Spacebars


Numpad


ISO





If you're interested, please consider filling out this Google Form! It will help me tune kits and figure out how best to go forward with this set.  ;D https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyxYDHKx-9BDbej5n8DQiFPgofT4AVA88Zh6rfSpc4GXZBlQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

New short feedback form regarding novelties and a couple other things:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHQTe73pLhro6M1GgNnlZ4Z85mWCxhiN_Cf6Bk9O16M8dmQw/viewform?usp=sf_link

A Discord server is now available for feedback and further discussion: https://discord.gg/b5ccgDA

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
  • Rensuya - massive help with design and feedback
  • Hisui Hyena - novelty artwork
  • Janglad - renders
  • Garret of Dixiemech - color picking/Pantone advice
  • All those who provided design feedback and encouragement: Jae-3soteric, Pluto, Manofinterests, Quakemz, Soft, Tesletron, and many others.

Update History:
4/16/19 - IC First Posted
4/16/19 - 2.5u spacebar delet (as far as I know GMK doesn't make those, oops)
4/29/19 - Changed main alpha color to 7422C, updated KLE for main kit, added novelty art preview to original post, added enter key to novelties
4/29/19 - Discord added
5/06/19 - New reference photo for 7422C
5/22/19 - RENDERS! Novelties forthcoming, added thanks section.
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 May 2019, 15:10:55 by Xerpocalypse »

Offline dimo

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[IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 21:49:44 »
yesss more red sets :))

reminds me of red velvet.. yum
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:01:04 by dimo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 21:51:56 »
Will this have corrected hiragana sublegends?

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 21:58:25 »
Didn't even need to read the description to understand the theme. Looks nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:01:24 »
yes
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:07:38 »
Nice! I vote for removing the sublegends on the numpad. It creates a cleaner look especially with icon mods imo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:11:12 »
It truly is zero tuesday.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:12:45 »
Definitely interested. A 2.25 R3 novelty for enter would be nice.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:18:36 »
Please consider using the usual text mods for the bottom row.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:25:59 »
Set definitely looks lovely.  :thumb:

I have a few suggestions:
  • Same icon for the 1.5u backspace
  • Regular R3 Control key (not stepped)

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:33:28 »
u gotta add some of that eye color as an accent
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:35:12 »
Please consider using the usual text mods for the bottom row.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:37:49 »
Either have full text mods or full icon mods. Having half text and half icon is just so jarring on the eyes.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 22:55:20 »
Please consider using the usual text mods for the bottom row.

I have tried this in previous renders and it didn't look quite as clean, but depending on feedback that may change.

Definitely interested. A 2.25 R3 novelty for enter would be nice.

Already have an idea for this one! Currently talking with an artist for novelties.

Set definitely looks lovely.  :thumb:

I have a few suggestions:
  • Same icon for the 1.5u backspace
  • Regular R3 Control key (not stepped)

I'll definitely consider icon arrow 1.5u backspace. I think that legend might be an artifact from when I was trying to get KBRenders to get certain arrows to show up, but I do also like the box backspace.
The R3 control will be normal, just a hiccup in the render on that one, I've updated the OP to reflect that.

Another suggestion via the form was pink arrow keys, which is a neat idea.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:01:05 »
all icon is ++

colors are nice
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:26:30 »
yes yes YES YES YES

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:30:59 »
i'm in brother

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:44:52 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 00:01:03 »
I'm really liking it.

A few quips though ~
Full icon modifiers except Escape, nav cluster (caveat below), and Num Lock?
- Nav cluster icons is fine with me if the entire set is icons (not a fan of them, but I like consistency).
- If it's a mix of the text Escape and Num Lock -or- we get a text bottom row, staying text Nav is totally okay with me.
And will the set have the following missing furigana: 3, 4, 5, E, Z, and /
Would you consider not having the nav on numpad? Even front printing would be nice if you have to have it on there.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 00:15:51 »
I knew it! That someone someday will create a ZeroTwo theme set.   :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 00:46:29 »
I don't watch this anime but those are some nice colors. Reminds me of strawberry ice cream.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 04:19:31 »
Looking good. I'd love to see more red sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 05:56:06 »
I love the alpha color but, I don't feel the same about the mods. I don't know why though.

Maybe its the shade of red?

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 08:48:45 »
look cool will it have mod kit? :p :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 09:21:35 »
please do not split num and iso.
I really like the set all in one, which is more GMK!
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 11:57:08 »
I absolutely want this to happen. Count me in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 12:39:13 »
I want this happen!
Simply great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 13:22:53 »
This set looks great! I really like how the kits are happening. Only feedback I would give is some type of blue novelty(?) To match the eyes

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 16:26:07 »
This set looks fantastic. Said I wanted it on keebtalk and I still want it here!
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 19:50:03 »
Hey everyone,

There's been a lot of discussion about mod legends so I figured it might be a good idea to share some of that process.


The original plan was text mods, but hopefully this 'old' render helps demonstrate why icon mods were chosen. All text mods feels a bit cramped and complicated.


However, for the sake of consistency icon nav seems to go better with all icon mods. I think this will be the approach going forward, but please let me know what you think!
Unfortunately KLE-renderer and therefore KB-renders fails to show the PgDn legend properly and a couple others, so more detailed renders will have to wait until I can talk to someone to get them done professionally.


Additionally, if there is going to be a mix of icon mods and text nav, this is another option: text bottom row, as some have asked for.

Kits-wise:
So far on the google form, 72% of people said they would prefer a set with a separate kit for ISO or numpad. That's pretty compelling, but there have only been 37 responses to the form itself thus far.
Novelties - going to be adding an R3 enter key novelty in all likelihood, still brainstorming a design for that one.
Spacebars - 6u centered and off-center stems will be covered once I get a chance to edit it.

Also, just wanted to say thank you for all the positive and constructive criticism so far. I was definitely not expecting this level of positive feedback, but it's extremely motivating.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 21:36:15 »
This looks great! I am a sucker for Hiragana sub-legends so I am in. Hope this gets made with icon mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 22:10:41 »
In my opinion, I think icon-only modifiers look best with hiragana sublegends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 23:30:55 »
In my opinion, I think icon-only modifiers look best with hiragana sublegends.

This is my opinion as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 00:17:54 »
In my opinion, I think icon-only modifiers look best with hiragana sublegends.

This is my opinion as well.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 02:21:47 »
In my opinion, I think icon-only modifiers look best with hiragana sublegends.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 14:31:24 »
In my opinion, I think icon-only modifiers look best with hiragana sublegends.
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 14:44:42 »
I have a pink keyboard with a Darling sticker on the bottom and this gets a huge yikes from me dawg. Icon only is not the way to go. The pink also seems terribly muted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 14:45:40 »
Text bottom row always the way to go ;)

Delet bottom row icons

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:26:10 »
I have a pink keyboard with a Darling sticker on the bottom and this gets a huge yikes from me dawg. Icon only is not the way to go. The pink also seems terribly muted.

i agree that the pink could be less pale

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 18:01:47 »
Can always go for pink and red. Tentative in

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 21:07:03 »
I have a pink keyboard with a Darling sticker on the bottom and this gets a huge yikes from me dawg. Icon only is not the way to go. The pink also seems terribly muted.

i agree that the pink could be less pale

The pink also seems terribly muted.

There is obviously some variation between the colors under different lighting in the anime; however:
https://gyazo.com/492628c4a711729f8472b3538dfe3fea

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 21:29:08 »
There is obviously some variation between the colors under different lighting in the anime; however:
https://gyazo.com/492628c4a711729f8472b3538dfe3fea

Shows how your pantone is more muted than her hair  :)) :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 22:22:19 »
There is obviously some variation between the colors under different lighting in the anime; however:
https://gyazo.com/492628c4a711729f8472b3538dfe3fea

Shows how your pantone is more muted than her hair  :)) :thumb:

If it makes you feel any less concerned about this, I have multiple color chips on the way from Pantone. 691 C and 7422 C, the latter of which is more saturated. I went for 691C for the IC because it seems a safer option, but I will be comparing them directly once the chips arrive.

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 23:15:05 »
There is obviously some variation between the colors under different lighting in the anime; however:
https://gyazo.com/492628c4a711729f8472b3538dfe3fea

Shows how your pantone is more muted than her hair  :)) :thumb:

If it makes you feel any less concerned about this, I have multiple color chips on the way from Pantone. 691 C and 7422 C, the latter of which is more saturated. I went for 691C for the IC because it seems a safer option, but I will be comparing them directly once the chips arrive.

they better be the plastic ones

using the paper ones is how you get GMK necro and GMK plum all over again
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 23:33:42 »

they better be the plastic ones

using the paper ones is how you get GMK necro and GMK plum all over again



Yep, absolutely!

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 23:57:57 »
There is obviously some variation between the colors under different lighting in the anime; however:
https://gyazo.com/492628c4a711729f8472b3538dfe3fea

Shows how your pantone is more muted than her hair  :)) :thumb:

If it makes you feel any less concerned about this, I have multiple color chips on the way from Pantone. 691 C and 7422 C, the latter of which is more saturated. I went for 691C for the IC because it seems a safer option, but I will be comparing them directly once the chips arrive.

they better be the plastic ones

using the paper ones is how you get GMK necro and GMK plum all over again

wtf you talking about? plum v2 and plum were 100% colour matched
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 00:00:34 »

they better be the plastic ones

using the paper ones is how you get GMK necro and GMK plum all over again

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Yep, absolutely!

if this does well in GB that will be the best $40 you've ever spent
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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 01:33:26 »
Plastic is getting more expensive  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK Darling
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 01:42:34 »
love this red.