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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 08:25:18 pm
I actually think the Queen and King are really good and actually do have a cute quality to them.
The jack and ace on the other hand are very convoluted.
However, you guys are making assumptions as to what Zenobia wants. He's never actually said that he wants the cards to be cute.

So really, what is it that you want these cards to convey, Zenobia?
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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 08:56:19 pm
I'm not sure. It's for a pixie themed place, so I want it to be cute but... not to make guys throw up when they see it either, since it should pretty much attract both genders. This set is very, err, pink... but of course there's diamonds and spades and such too, which will be different colours.
I'm not at all certain what I actually want. I started out doing the Queen as a shiny winged heart and then... got stuck on everything else. Anything anyone comes up with is welcome.

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 11:00:44 pm


This is not soft nor simple, but boy, is it round. Not cute for me, nor a good example of cuteness to try to emulate. Generally avoid the calarts aesthetic!

Zenobia, I would suggest AAing the letters, and pushing the contrast up juuuust a little bit and you'd be set.

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 10:16:11 am
Raised the contrast. Can't do the aaing right now because my fever is making me dizzy, so I can't see if I'm doing it right or not.

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #14 on: January 21, 2008, 04:13:30 pm
Not cute for me, nor a good example of cuteness to try to emulate. Generally avoid the calarts aesthetic!
well you don't get to be the hated establishment by sucking outright, and most people i know (teen and college age white coastal America) do find lilo and stitch very cute, but yeah, everything has its detractors and direct emulation in general is a good way to become a bad artist.
Zenobia, I would suggest AAing the letters, and pushing the contrast up juuuust a little bit and you'd be set.
plus AA the rim which has some wicked banding, and IMO reduce the detail about the jack and the ace - cuteness, regardless of style - tends to come from editing and simplicity as opposed to business.
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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #15 on: January 21, 2008, 05:07:57 pm
Some nice improvements here, but my main gripe is that one a quick glance they all look kinda like fancy ace cards and not like jack, queen and king.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #16 on: January 21, 2008, 07:34:35 pm
However, you guys are making assumptions as to what Zenobia wants. He's never actually said that he wants the cards to be cute.
well, she never said it BUT the title IS "cute deck of cards" so it's pretty understandable that everyone is talking about the cute style

I agree with ptoing about the cards looking like ace cards more than queen, king and jack. Reason to that is because the aces are the only cards that you can't turn around (making the bottom the top) and it still look the same. But if you turn around a queen or a king you'll see that it will look the same.

However, I think you've done a great job and I like your edit.


edit: yes ptoing, I meant the joker and not the jack XD edited the text
« Last Edit: January 22, 2008, 06:14:25 am by arzosah »

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008, 08:42:59 pm
I guess you mean Joker and not Jack. Jack is what comes before the Queen in the card hierarchy.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 09:13:07 pm
Ok so after a couple of pills and a cup of coffee I wrote one illogical page on my math assignment... and I changed the letters (and the border slightly).

I'd like to reply to all the commenst but maybe tomorrow if things look up a little. In any case I did indeed intend it to be cute (though I've got the feeling that might not be the smartest thing to tell you guys) and I went with the heart design because I really can't do little chibi like people for the k/q/j. I originally thought of doing something like birds or bees or sheep or something, but it seemed way too random, especially considering there willl be three more sets. And the ace is the way it is because I studied some cards, and decks usually don't do much with the aces, except give it some sort of celtic design sometimes, so I went from there and got this. I should remove it from the preview images really since it's not really what I'm concentrating on. The image cards are what I want to fix.
Well I guess I did sort of reply now. Oh and Lilo and Stitch creep me out.

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Re: Cute deck of cards

Reply #19 on: January 21, 2008, 09:26:28 pm
i personally don't like the new type as much or the strong outlines. they feel to chunky compared to the original's delicacy.

i've got 2 links for you. don't know if they'll be of much use to you but this thread made me think of them...

http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/9461.htm i think that one because of the colours and i was thinking you could maybe gently dither shade the background of the cards to add more interest. dither suits the style in my mind because its delicate.

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3973.msg50773#msg50773 because they're cards and you might get some shading ideas from them.

i think some subtle shading could add a lot.