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Feedback on Ten Kingdoms cards

Unread postby emdash » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:27 pm  

Hello! I was told to come here by other playing card artists as I hear you all know your stuff. I'm working on a project which I hope to fund through Kickstarter in a few months. So, Ten Kingdoms is inspired by my love of Chinese cinema, but Imperial portraits more specifically. I've got the kings sketched up, but I want to run the Queens past people for feedback on the concept, so then the rest of the courts will flow from this work.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

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Re: Feedback on Ten Kingdoms cards

Unread postby flashcards » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:17 am  

Melissa,

I'm a big fan of Chinese themed decks so I'm very interested in your project. I like where you are going with this. My only concern at this point is the font used for the suits. It or something very like it has been used on a couple of other Asian themed decks. In addition, it is kind of hard to read. I thing you could find something a bit more bold to match the strength of your portraits. I look forward to seeing how this project develops. Please keep us posted.
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Re: Feedback on Ten Kingdoms cards

Unread postby emdash » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:08 pm  

Thanks - yeah, re the font. That's hand drawn but it was worked up fast to give me an alternative to another script version I liked even less. I've since drawn new letters based on some more careful research on Chinese calligraphy. There is so much to think about, I'm very glad I paused here on the Queens to consolidate what was working!
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Re: Feedback on Ten Kingdoms cards

Unread postby emdash » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:22 am  

Version Two of the Queens following a lot of input from various places. I understand now the previous comment about the font. This may not be my final choice, but for play I can see that the card value needs to be super clear, so I feel this version is moving in the right direction.

Any and all reactions are very helpful at this stage. I'm moving on now to the Kings this week.

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