Today I’d like to introduce you to a project that I’ve been gradually working on for the past year or so:
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.
The set also has its own website now: gmkdarling.moe
Deskmats and RAMA X DARLING!
Groupbuy January 27th 2020 to Febuary 27th, 2020!
Pricing information is available further down the thread.
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
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.
RAMA X DARLING:
GB Dates, Vendors, and Pricing
The groubuy for GMK Darling will commence January 27th, 2020 and conclude Febuary 27th, 2020 !
Pricing for Mykeyboard.eu includes VAT.
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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.
(Same as the one linked at the start of the post)
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.
If you’d like to show support for GMK Darling, feel free to use the forum signature banner below!
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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.
6/15/19 - Minor modifications to the planned base kit
8/15/19 - Added forum banner, extension, novelties, and spacebar renders, new feedback form
9/23/19 - Updated renders for all boards to reflect proper icons and arrows, cut mod color F-keys from extension, added base kit render, added alphas kit with render
10/15/19 - GB Dates announced! Pricing and vendor information posted.
1/14/20 - Deskmats and RAMA WORKS collaboration reveal