Shogun Playing Cards

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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby JuFiN » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:40 am  

I agree that the AoD looks a little forced, but I rather like the other aces. Maybe on AoD have the holding their swords to form the top of the diamond shape. Hopefully that suggestion makes sense.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:55 am  

these are still 1st sketches. My next post will show the kings, then queens.

That will be followed by the joker, back and tuck.

Then, finally, any revisions. Will be tweaking the AoD, it is on the list :)
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby sms69x » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:13 pm  

It is coming together very well! Really liking it! Congrats.

Only thing I would point out is to keep some traditional features, like one eyed jack, suicide king, one eyed king....
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:05 pm  

sms69x wrote:It is coming together very well! Really liking it! Congrats.

Only thing I would point out is to keep some traditional features, like one eyed jack, suicide king, one eyed king....


Thank you, your support is generous :)

In regards to the traditional features, we have kept to a couple here and there but it's more notable on the Kings and Queens. As for the one eyed jack, I will certainly take the feedback on bored, the only thing I'm concerned about is he would have to be facing sideways, which would be out of context with the rest of them. I suppose we could do it as a gouged eye though. I'll discuss it with my cousin and see what we can do :)

Please check out the Kings and our Pip design below. Again, feedback is very much welcome :) particularly on the pips.

Coming up, the Queens.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:07 pm  

Custom Pips
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:11 am  

Here are 1st sketches of the Queens. Geisha in their most vulnerable form.

Unfortunately, there were no women of any outright significance during the Edo era, however, Geisha girls were the answer to every man's sexual needs. There was nothing in place to state Japanese men had to be faithful to their wives. It was never considered taboo by their Shinto religion.

Nowadays, Geisha are known for much more, some may call it a type of art form. As well as being a companion, they're also associated with music, dance and acting -they perform for both male and female.

However, during the Edo period, Ieyasu and the Tokugawa clan, built "pleasure quarters". What we refer to, now, as a red light district. Any prostitution outside these quarters would be deemed illegal. They were known as yūjo (play women) and would have to be licensed. There were different status of yūjo, the highest status being Tayuu (combo of actress and prostitute).
If anyone has ever heard or come across a Kabuki Theatre, it was because of this. They dubbed the art form as Kabuku and the name of the dance Kabuki.

Hope you like the drawings, my cousin really put a lot of time and effort into all these drawings (while juggling his job and family too) and would apreciate any kind of feedback regarding these.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby RichK » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:02 pm  

Nice work. Can you put pupils in the cards without them, they look odd.

Pips don't seem to have connection. I like the Spade but the Club looks like it's got fuzz on it when you shrunk it down. Hearts and Diamonds aren't doing it for me either. Maybe have design inside all non Spade pips vs "cutting" the other 3 edges off.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby intlgrrl » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:04 am  

These pictures look amazing, I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the deck
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:06 am  

RichK wrote:Nice work. Can you put pupils in the cards without them, they look odd.

Pips don't seem to have connection. I like the Spade but the Club looks like it's got fuzz on it when you shrunk it down. Hearts and Diamonds aren't doing it for me either. Maybe have design inside all non Spade pips vs "cutting" the other 3 edges off.


Apologies for the lack of communication, with our day job and doing this it consumes alot of time. I've certainly taken everything on board, will be looking to add pupils and have redesigned the pips too. I agree, in my head they looked amazing, on paper, they looked good too. Once coloured, it kind of lost its edge lol

I shall update very soon. Working on the back design, slight struggle with it, but we will preservere and bring you something, hopefully, aesthetically pleasing. Thank you again for all the support guys.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby cartamundicards » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:39 am  

The aces already look awesome! can't wait to see more!
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:33 am  

cartamundicards wrote:The aces already look awesome! can't wait to see more!


Thank you bud :)
Are you the official Cartamundi guys? If so, I got in contact with your UK branch about this printing as I love the Elites.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby nur1988 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:53 am  

Guys, would love feedback on these. We are stuck for a colour scheme for the face of the cards. Standard white was very bleh and didn't really feel happy with it. We've come up with 2 different ones, would love your feedback on it or any other recommendations you have?! Ignore the pips as they won't be the ones we are using. We are redesigning the pips to make them more playable.

Also, the back design has been drafted. It's not complete yet, but it will be similar to the final design. Border or no border? Again, any feedback the community has is always taken on board and helps a long way :)
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 am  

Definitely the brown-ish color scheme, I've never thought dark grey works very well on cards. The courts are quite small though, leaving a lot of empty space. Maybe scale them up a bit?

The back design is very... non-traditional. I can't say I'm really feeling it, although the colors are nice.
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Re: Shogun Playing Cards

Unread postby RichK » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:06 am  

MagikFingerz wrote:Definitely the brown-ish color scheme, I've never thought dark grey works very well on cards. The courts are quite small though, leaving a lot of empty space. Maybe scale them up a bit?

The back design is very... non-traditional. I can't say I'm really feeling it, although the colors are nice.


Agree on all. If you can make the 'J' and bit under the 'J' red to go with inner diamond/heart that would be easier to see.
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