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Unread postby Sviatoslav Pashchuk » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:13 am  

Hello! I'd like to show the first card from the future deck "Golden Age". I've been thinking about the classic theme for long time and here is the first try. Waiting for your comments about the art and the name of the deck.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby Thirdway Industries » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:10 am  

I really like the name ;)

Art is awesome!
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby pstaehlin » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:13 am  

Absolutely stunning art work. "Golden Age" name works great too. I'm quite excited to see more! So...when CAN we see more?? :)
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby ecNate » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:32 am  

This certainly has potential! Classic look, I quite like it.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby JuFiN » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:36 am  

Art is fantastic, my one complaint is that it's too thin. Too much empty space on either side of the illustration. Her head also seems a bit big for her body but I assume that is intentional.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:48 am  

JuFiN wrote:Art is fantastic, my one complaint is that it's too thin. Too much empty space on either side of the illustration. Her head also seems a bit big for her body but I assume that is intentional.


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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:20 pm  

Damn. That's good. That is really good.

Index needs more style to it. But damn. You already got me.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby ecNate » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:30 pm  

Agree that the index needs more style and artwork needs to extend out further (this is one reason I don't like borders on courts because unless you work around the index it forces it to the middle). These together make it look like great art slapped onto a card instead of a well designed card. Makes some changes there and you should have a real winner, assuming you learned you lesson on improving the tuck and also have a solid back that is.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby pstaehlin » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:22 am  

JuFiN wrote:Art is fantastic, my one complaint is that it's too thin. Too much empty space on either side of the illustration. Her head also seems a bit big for her body but I assume that is intentional.



Looking this over some more, I have to agree. Too much empty white space that could be filled with more elegant designs but just slightly faded a bit in the background.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards (wap)

Unread postby Sviatoslav Pashchuk » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:32 pm  

Thank you all for the comments, I'll take these all into consideration and soon will show you the update.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby shimmering » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:21 pm  

I think it looks pretty. My only constructive comment would be to have a look at the way the crown is sitting on her head. It looks like it should fit a little more snugly. I mean more contact with the hair.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby Sviatoslav Pashchuk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:08 pm  

Some redesign.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby JuFiN » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:44 pm  

The arms don't make any sense... the dagger does not fit with her dreamy look...the custom pup is cool not too much of a fan of the gold design coming down from the spades under the Q though, but the idea has potential. I don't want to seem harsh but the original art was so good and this seems a step in the wrong direction which I hate to see!
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby vasta41 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:43 pm  

JuFiN wrote:The arms don't make any sense... the dagger does not fit with her dreamy look...the custom pup is cool not too much of a fan of the gold design coming down from the spades under the Q though, but the idea has potential. I don't want to seem harsh but the original art was so good and this seems a step in the wrong direction which I hate to see!


I agree 100% I think the changes need to be made to the background, not the queen. Perhaps.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby Justin O. » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:38 pm  

Original queen was better in almost every way, but the background needs to be filled in, even if you just bring the existing border that frames her out further to fill in the negative space with the textured background.

this should be moved to the drafting board
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:22 am  

The update was not for my taste and I think you took a major step backwards.

The first queen was much better. The dagger looks out of place. The gold sleeves do not work. The new stylized black spade pip with the gold doesn't work and it seems way too far down. It needs to come up more by a lot.

Experimenting is good, but I would chalk the last revision up to an experiment. I would look at the first version, remove all the background and borders completely. Add a plain black spade pip up to at least the point at around the middle of the Q.

I also agree, this thread should be in the Custom Deck Drafting Board forum.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby sprouts1115 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:56 pm  

Using cloth as a transition from one side of the card to the other is hard to do. YOu are close. It seems you need to learn how to fill a card and make it full...

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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:07 pm  

Very good artwork. It must be take a long time to complete all paintings, time consuming one. Bravo goes to you.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby Sviatoslav Pashchuk » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:19 pm  

Final look.
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Re: Golden Age Playing Cards

Unread postby JuFiN » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:18 pm  

very nice, but the GA in the center makes it technically one way :(
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