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New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:40 pm  

Hello everyone,

I have been working to create a custom deck of playing cards that represents my typical art style, but still in the familiar Bicycle frame, with a slightly tweaked color scheme, and completely redesigned pips, back design, and tuck box,

At 15, I suspect I have a lot to learn, so any tips on formatting and colors, or anything about how to manage a successful Kickstarter would be super appreciated! As you might gather from my pips, Lee McKenzie's two Empire decks were a large inspiration.

Any words at all would wonderful-- thank you!
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wahl0108 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:53 pm  

Welcome to the forums! It can be a bit harsh here at times, fair warning, but everyone means well. I like the king, and the style's definitely unique. I think the queen is a bit too expansive, and would prefer a red index. I'd also like to see the Joker's feet but think he looks pretty good. Are you planning a reveal? Maybe use a red that matches the heart more for the courts. I think you have a lot of potential though. Don't forget a theme, and make sure you have the time to manage a project between school and clubs and stuff. Good luck :)
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:14 pm  

Thank you a lot for your advice--the index idea is one I think would be good to incorporate, color coding them as such. I do have a reveal planned for the card the Joker holds. I will try to post more pictures when the test deck comes from MPC-- I technically have very card's image done.
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby sprouts1115 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:00 pm  

@wildwildcat - You have potential. I like fat court cards and fat suit indicators. YOur back needs some work though. I see your going with a mirrored back. I think it needs more detail...
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:34 pm  

Thanks for your thoughts! Could you clarify on the "single element back" you are referring to? I am new to a lot of this lingo, so it might just be my problem. Is it because the picture lacks depth, or is it something else entirely?
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:41 pm  

Hello,
Here is a collection of all the courts: Image
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby Eoghann » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:42 pm  

Are all the courts people you know?

I would suggest to be careful in merging the courts. You can clearly see where they join. Integrate them mire seamlessly. :)
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:13 am  

Eoghann wrote:Are all the courts people you know?

I would suggest to be careful in merging the courts. You can clearly see where they join. Integrate them mire seamlessly. :)


Yes, the faces are based off of friends and family, like DM's decks.

I'll try to go for a smoother transition!

Thank you!
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:06 pm  

@Eoghann I hope these revised Jacks are better!
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:46 pm  

Hello everyone,
I've done some more work on the cards and I have made a trailer highlighting REDUX's different portions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjeDMZdK7GU&list=UUIAXnFVQNK6CvrqI2hELXnA
I do hope you enjoy!
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby Eoghann » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:13 pm  

I was NOT expecting those moves. Nice! Where'd you get the sample printed? MPC? Seems to handle quite well!
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:20 pm  

@Eoghann
Yes, I got them printed by MPC-- their Linen stock is very nice, comparable or better than Bicycles-- very slippery and good for fans.
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:56 pm  

Here's some updated Joker art-- does the shading help it?
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:26 am  

@BenMorrisRains

Got a new court look in the works, thoughts?
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby volantangel » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:01 am  

wildwildcat wrote:@BenMorrisRains

Got a new court look in the works, thoughts?
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Well before we say anything about it, I would like to hear what you think about your own court ?
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Re: Phase II Playing Cards-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby Jamm Pakd Cards » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:35 pm  

sprouts1115 wrote:@wildwildcat - You have potential. I like fat court cards and fat suit indicators. YOur back needs some work though. I see your going with a mirrored back. I think it needs more detail...



I would agree with Sprouts1115, I think your back design needs some work.
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Re: New to designing-- All Advice Appreciated!

Unread postby wildwildcat » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:09 am  

@Jamm Pakd Cards,
I'm going to work on a card back rework, yes.
I'll try to remove most of the bold colors, so white spots in printing won't be so evident.
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