Where would be be without art?...umm nowhere. And what is art?...well everything is art depending on how you look at it.
But to be more specific the type of artwork that we need for CSK is very specific and it is not possible for anyone to draw if they don't like candy, so if you don't like candy then you should not continue reading. But for those of you who do like candy you can read on.
The style of art in CSK is somewhat hard to explain in words but seeing it helps to better understand it. The perspective is an augmentation of the classic bird eye view so it can't really be called that. Lets just call it an angled view.
The environment objects play on this perspective and distort it a bit further in that they do not conform to any mathematical correct depth and perspective which is done by design. The goal is to make the objects look like they where almost created in a 3D application but stylized in a way to enhance visual appeal.
The characters can be thought of as costumes which are meant to be cute and kind of funny looking with big heads so that the face expressions can be changed on an as needed basis. Most people who like Anime would refer to this as Chibi, though it does not follow any traditional form of Chibi but borrows a little from it to style the artwork in a way that suites CSK.
The pets are also very cute and tiny but loveable in the sense that they are your companions and they will fight for you to defend their owner. Pets are an important part and range in all kinds of cute forms which can be fantasy, almost real and even made up of candy or fruits.
So there really isn't a limitation of what a pet can be or be made of. Though pets can be broken up in to two categories being physical( melee or ranged ) damage dealers and magical( melee or ranged ) damage dealers or possibly even a hybrid of both depending on the owner of the pet.
The items in the game will also range in what they are and what purposes they are use for so it makes sense to have them not be restricted to how they should be drawn but be drawn to suite the need of what they are intended to be used for.
Items range in what they are used for and how they are categorized such as consumables, quest items, pet eggs, weapons, armor and more.
If this type of artwork and style is something that you are comfortable with creating and would like to contribute to CSK please contact us.