Released in March of 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became a massive success for Nintendo. As the next installment in the Animal Crossing series and the first on the Nintendo Switch, the game gave players more customization options and featured sharp visuals due to the improved hardware. Among the many reasons contributing to the success of the title, one major factor was the plethora of different villagers.
As the main residents of the islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, villagers play an important role in the day-to-day life in the game. They can give gifts to the player as well as receive them. In addition, villagers can send mail, ask the player to complete tasks for them, and even display items given to them. Furthermore, these island denizens come in a range of different personalities and animal types. Recently, one player undertook the monumental task of drawing these characters in a unique picture.
In a post on Reddit, a user known as Bluesonified shared a piece of artwork based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. According to the artist, they challenged themselves to draw every villager from the Nintendo Switch game. This was a particularly impressive accomplishment considering that the title included over 400 unique villagers. As a result of the large scale of art, the image featured series favorites while also making space for lesser-known characters. In order to pull off this monumental task, the artist decided to draw the picture in a style similar to that seen in a wimmelbook, also known as a hidden picture book. This type of drawing challenged observers to spot their favorite villagers from amongst the sea of objects.
This impressive drawing made by Bluesonified caught the attention of many members of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community on Reddit. With over 700 upvotes in only a few hours, many fans were impressed by the level of detail on display in the artwork. Several people commented that they enjoyed searching for their favorite villagers in the crowded picture. Some of the characters that players managed to find included Celeste, Eunice, Nibbles, and Hopkins. One Reddit user liked the image so much that they even made it the screensaver on their phone.
This is just one of many different pieces of artwork designed by members of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community. Another fan recently made a detailed sculpture of a Gyroid from the game. With the Happy Home Paradise DLC now available, it will be interesting to if see players come up with even more creations based on the series.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for the Nintendo Switch.