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Cute deck of cards

on: January 20, 2008, 10:27:34 am
Well since I've been feeling terrible all week I haven't been able to do any serious work, pixel wise or school.
My head's fuzzy so I can't think of anything to say about this right now. I'd just like some critique.


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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 11:40:49 am
You should flip the hearts/letters at the bottom horizontally, right now you cant read them when tilting your head ;D You might also want to add some AA on the inner borders of the cards.
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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 02:07:40 pm
Like this?

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 02:36:15 pm
You should flip the hearts/letters at the bottom horizontally, right now you cant read them when tilting your head

Have you ever used a pack of cards?  They are supposed to be like that so you can read the card no matter which way up it is.

I quite like them... they're just a bit bland though.


//EDIT: adarias is quite right... i got confused with all the head tilting  :D






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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 02:42:39 pm
what feron means is


Take a moment to study your transformations and make sure you know them.  You don't need to use automatic flips and rotations in your work, but understanding what they are and how they work is part of a very basic and necessary understanding of space.  If you didn't get it in art, you should have gotten it in math, so if you really have trouble and need someone who is much more capable than the internet, ask an instructor of either discipline.  Bottom line, do whatever it takes to know two-dimensional space intimately before doing anything else in art.

And I must agree that they are a bit bland.  The think about cute is that it usually involves things that are round, bright, boldly lined, etc.  Fine lines, imperceivable colors, and lots of detail is more along the lines of, well, doilies.  There's nothing cute about it.
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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 02:49:11 pm
Ah right, stupid. Should have understood that.
edit: oh I'm terrible with math, so that explains

Any suggestions on how to make them more interesting then?

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 02:56:16 pm
Check some references:



I know your trying to be quite minimalist and going for a clean un-detailed style... however i'm not convinced it will work for cards.  I mean what you are actually pixelling is bits of cardboard, so you can't really be creative with how you shade them (unless you make them old/stained/battered which isn't what you are doing) so the only way to make these interesting is with the actual design on the card itself.

I like the heart/wings themes, but maybe make it a lot more intricate (like the reference).  See how one part of the alien blends into one of the other side. 

Also the colors you have chosen are just generally de-saturated low contrast bland colors.  Spice it up a bit!

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 03:15:13 pm



round. soft. simple (ignoring the flower background which is ugly as sin).
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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 03:37:32 pm
look how cute those refs are (especially the kitten).  "cute" style is quite hard to pull off,  I suggest quite thick lines with tonnes of AA to make it smooth.

i think Bisque/Jericho has mastered the cute style to the max:  http://pixeljoint.com/p/787.htm


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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 05:05:12 pm
Ok but based on what I've already got, what exactly should I do to it/add to it? I'm a little confused because it seems you guys just want me to start over altogether? I'm kind of attatched to my shiny winged heart. So should I add more to it? And backgrounds with fluffy white clouds and such?

edit: good? bad?
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