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Offline Zarvick

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[Feedback] GMK Aqua
« on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 09:51:54 »



Nemui by Banchoo

Hello! I've been working on my first project and would love to get some feedback on the design/colorways.

This set is inspired by Aqua from the Kingdom Hearts series, GMK Aqua hopes to allow you to really bring her outfit to your keyboard. 
The current colorways are up for debate, so give me some ideas if you think they can be improved! 


As of now, there are 3 custom colors:

Pantone 2122C - The light blue used for R3 and upper R4 and the Alphas text

Pantone 7452C - The darker blue used for R1 and R2

Pantone 223C - Pink! Aqua has pink straps running across her chest, so I thought it'd be nice to include it as an accent on the Esc key.

With the custom colors, there are 2 non-custom colors:

GR1 - The white in R1

N9 - The grey used for the Alphas and Modifiers text


Base - Aqua

Spacebars - XIII

Novelties - Kingdom


Nemui by Banchoo

To Do!
Finish Novelties
Make final decision on colors
Make an IC
More Renders, collabs? Vendors?

This is still a very initial design! so I won't make a feedback form until I have more answers!

PLEASE let me know what you think below! I'm really looking forward to what everyone has to say.

If anyone wants to help me with this project, please let me know! This is my first time designing and running a GB, and I really want to make this successful so ANY help is welcomed!

List of things people said:
Two blues may be too much, maybe just one?
alphas are dark, maybe a different alpha set?
Bottom row white is a little strange, maybe make F1-F4 and F9-F12 white and the bottom row blue?

Multiple color schemes have been made, will slowly update and see how it goes.
Will ask a question about a white alpha set with grey text in IC.

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Update History:
1/4/21 - Feedback thread first posted!
1/11/21 - BIG UPDATE, updated colorways, minor change to base kit, added novelties, spacebars, and signature!
1/12/21 - Added row and size indicators to sets.

« Last Edit: Wed, 13 January 2021, 14:37:11 by Zarvick »

Offline Zarvick

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 09:52:26 »

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 12:02:24 »
Where does the black/grey come from? I do not see much of it on the character.

Offline Zarvick

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 14:26:41 »
This is for Aqua from Kingdom Hearts! Not Aqua from Konosuba, so the grey is supposed to be her main top and tights color while the blues are meant to represent her hair and skirt and the white is meant to represent her sleeves and sash.

Offline applebears10

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 22:03:13 »
Really like the design but I agree the colors could use some work. Maybe make the gradient less drastic between the blues or just stick to one shade of blue?

Offline scrubbiecris

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 14:03:35 »
finally, a kingdom hearts set! i think by far the best thing about your set is the novelties, i really like them a lot. when it comes to the colors of the set, i understand where the colors come from and how it relates the aqua, however, i dont think a lot of people will take it into account when purchasing this set. ultimately as the designer all the decisions are yours and i dont want to dissuade you if this is how you envision your set, but i feel like simplifying the design might work better in gaining interest for your set.

i wish you luck on the project, i will be following along as i really do hope to see a kh set in gb!

Offline dabe

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 16:05:03 »
I love this!

I've been wanting a nice kingdom hearts themed set like this for so long. I was even looking into making my own!

I hope you can continue making this!

Offline chocovanille

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 22:41:46 »
Seems like the alpha legends are a bit thick compared to the modifiers.
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Offline Fourth

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 09:30:22 »
Is it weird that I want these even though im not a kingdom hearts fan

Offline vutid

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 24 January 2022, 23:00:02 »
looks good to me
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Offline hongoo

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 05 March 2022, 05:16:50 »
Weight of the lines are not consistent enough I think. It feels more like two sets of novelties instead of one.

Offline CyaNERD-92

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 31 March 2022, 17:11:48 »
Looks good to me, I would purchase one if it does go live.

Offline YayItsKate

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 15 April 2022, 19:35:13 »
Looks very cute! It's nice to see more pastel sets

Offline ThreadyKeycaps

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 16 April 2022, 00:33:17 »
Love the design! But it would be great to have a lighter alpha option!

Offline granola bar enthusiast

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 23 April 2022, 22:28:32 »
Was a bit confused at first since I just recently watched Konosuba, the novelties look like they have a lot of work put into them. Excited to see this become a set

Offline whohackedme

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 16 July 2022, 01:19:26 »
Oh my GOD. I absolutely love this and would 100% buy it and every other thing that comes with this. My entire childhood in this one game. Please take your time for the absolute best version of it, love what you've got so far!  :thumb:

Hope it's not rude of me, but I wanted to leave a few recommendations if possible:
- have keyblade novelties for the trio's: aqua, terra, ventus
- maybe go hard white (WS2) for the nobody-novelties; navy blue cap, but black legend for heartless-novelties

Though as I type this out, both suggestions might be straying too far away from Aqua's theme..
« Last Edit: Sat, 16 July 2022, 01:29:14 by whohackedme »

Offline happy child

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 03:14:57 »
Caps looks good , but they only feel like they can only match light-colored keyboards

Offline ThreadyKeycaps

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 14:40:44 »
OMG legit love this set!

Offline whohackedme

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 14 December 2022, 10:50:00 »
Has there been any new updates or progress with this set?

Offline desgeek

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 16 December 2022, 21:25:03 »
it looks great!

Offline xkouseiya

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Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 19 January 2023, 18:04:56 »
It looks so good! I can't wait for another update!

Re: [Feedback] GMK Aqua
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 31 January 2023, 19:59:42 »
as a pretty big long-time KH fan (like actually - I remember picking up KH1 on launch in HS) who has also batted the idea of around of a KH set, here are my thoughts...

-i agree that the line weights for the novelties could use some consistency (i would prefer them filled in instead, personally)
-rainfell, stormfall, and eraqus's keyblade, and the wayfinder are perfect choices
-the splash of pink for the ESC is not only wonderful, but i actually think kind of essential to express the set's identity as Aqua's
-i understand the need to appeal to more popular KH tokens, but I think the Unversed emblem deserves some recognition as Aqua encountered them as antagonists long before Heartless
-I would LOVE to see "Attack", "Magic", and "Item" novelties. If not for Tab/CapsLock/L.Shift respectively, L.Ctrl/WinKey/Alt would also be good. Bonus points for Hiragana versions.
-F and J keys with yellow legends could be a fun and functional callback to her short-lived Norted period in KH3

KH fanaticism aside, I really enjoy the pale blue!