I am a digital and pixel artist, programmer, and aspiring game designer.

My Current Projects

Completed Projects


Hey there! I see you have stumbled upon my webspace. My name is Colton "XNBlank" Wiens, but you may just call me Colton or "Blank".

I'm a 19 year old college student, currently studying Interactive Media Development. I'm a lover of the digital arts, from paintings, music, video games, comics, models. You name it. In my spare time I tend to either be programming or drawing. I wholeheartedly enjoy both of these activities and make it my mission to improve in both fields as much as possible everyday.

Here on this website I'll be showcasing some of my work for everyone to check out. I have a lot of ideas but little time to make a lot, but with whatever I get I do my best to use and complete every challenge thrown my way!

I've been doing artwork seriously since 2011, and programming since 2013. All of my spare time usually goes towards either of these two tasks, until I'm pretty well burnt out and take a break playing a few games here and there to refresh, or going for a walk to escape the workspace.

If you're wanting to know a bit more, you can contact me at my email address - colton@xnblank.net

Hey There

Wondering what I've tinkered with, eh? No worries. I've done a bit of this and that.

Digital Media Skillset

Coding Advanced User
Web Design Advanced User
Graphic Design Novice
3D Design Newcomer

Programming Skills

Javascript 75%
HTML 70%
CSS / CSS3 80%
C# (C-SHARP) 55%
LUA 65%

Stuff I've Played With

Programming / Development Tools

  • Visual Studio
  • Atom.io
  • GameMaker Studio
  • Unity Game Engine

Art / Sprite Work Tools

  • Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop
  • Paint Tool SAI
  • Manga Studio / Clip Studio Paint
  • Graphics Gale

Frameworks Used

  • XNA / Monogame
  • NodeJS
  • LUA LOVE Game Framework

3D Tools

  • Blender
  • Autodesk 3DS Max
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Devlog : I’m releasing a public test build for people to try out, give feedback on, and hopefully find some bugs. Not every feature is available yet, as they are still being worked on, but you are able to listen to some sick beats with it right now.

To get the test build, you can find the download here : https://github.com/XNBlank/AstroSound-Redux/releases/tag/0.0.5

Note that there are only builds for Windows and Linux at this time.

If you find any bugs, you can click the “Report a Bug” menu option and it will direct you to the projects issues page.

Posted 2016-06-23 09:15:42 GMT

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Devlog : It’s been a while, but much has been accomplished. First off, the UI got a slight update, making it thinner than the last version. Some tweaks still need to be done, but this will probably be the final iteration for that.

Secondly, Music added to the library is added to a database, and loaded into the webframe. Music also properly plays from clicking the songs in the list, which took me the longest of times to figure out. I’m super happy with this update and pretty much set stone with the app. The hardest part is done.

Lastly, a website has been put up for AstroSound, and you can visit it here : http://astrosound.xnblank.net/

Posted 2016-06-09 10:48:19 GMT

Sorry for the lack of updates.

I’ve been pretty occupied with work as of late. I will try to post some more updates on my projects as soon as possible.

Posted 2016-06-08 12:44:02 GMT

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Devlog : Some more UI tweaks, then someone suggested adding different themes…so I did. 

Posted 2016-04-27 20:59:53 GMT

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Devlog : I’ve been putting a lot of time into this project lately. I’m quite pleased with how it’s been going. For those that don’t know, this is a music application I’ve been working on for a few months now called AstroSound. I’ve just recently scrapped the last iteration and begun anew a few weeks ago. I’ve decided to use Material Design to structure the UI. There’s still a lot more work to do.

Posted 2016-04-27 06:31:07 GMT