How to Draw Art Posts in Splatoon 3

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If you’ve played any of the Splatoon games, you’ll know that it’s a franchise that always encourages players to be themselves. Whether you’re hunting for the coolest gear or customizing your Splatoon 3 locker, there’s always a way to show your vibe in this game.

One of the best ways to add extra flair to your character and presence in Splatoon 3 is to use the drawing feature. It’s a feature that’s accessible to players of all levels, and it’s a great way to add some extra personality to the digital world around you. It’s pretty neat.

If that sounds like something you want to try out, read on. Here’s a quick guide on how to draw art posts in Splatoon 3.

Find the Red Mailbox

First things first, you’ll need to find the red mailbox in the Square in Splatsville.

When you spawn into Splatsville outside the main lobby, walk down the stairs and turn to your left. You should be able to spot the red mailbox on the right hand side of the street.

If you can’t find it, it’s across the street from the Man-o’-Wardrobe shop and to the left hand side of the Hotlantis general store.

Walk over to the mailbox and hit the A button to start drawing.

Draw Something Funky

When I first found out about the drawing option in Splatoon 3, I was a bit hesitant as I thought it might be clunky with the controls. Thankfully, the editor is smooth and easy to use.

When you open it up for the first time, it will give you a quick message about how these drawings are public and should be appropriate for all to see e.g. nothing offensive and nothing containing your personal information.

Once you accept these community terms, you’ll be able to jump straight into the editor.

The controls for drawing art posts in Splatoon 3 are:

  • Draw – A
  • Pick the size of your pen/eraser – L/R
  • Erase – B
  • Erase all – L3
  • Zoom in and out – X
  • Undo/Redo – ZL/ZR
  • Rotate the canvas – Y
  • Save and quit – Minus
  • Post to social media – Plus

If controls like this aren’t for you, don’t worry. You can also use the touchscreen to draw, which I found way easier for drawing detailed elements.

Post Your Creation

Once you’re finished drawing, hit the plus button to post your work.

It’s important to note that you’ll need to have a social media account linked if you want your work to go live. This can be a Facebook account or a Twitter account.

After you’ve posted your creation, you’ll be able to start over and create a new one whenever you like. You can only have one piece of artwork live at a time, though.

Keep An Eye Out for Your Artwork

One of the best things about this Splatoon 3 drawing feature is that your artwork could randomly appear on the walls of a map or building in the Square in Splatsville.

I’ve seen people draw their favorite anime characters, give recommendations for other games, or simply just say hello to the people walking past. I couldn’t think of anything and I was halfway through writing this article, so I attempted to draw the Diamond Lobby logo.

Not my finest, but the thought of seeing it right before I go into a match was very funny.

Splatoon 3 is truly one of the best party games on the Switch. It’s got so many quirky and creative features like this one to explore, and it’s a great way to play with your friends and family. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend doing so.