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Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:37 pm  

Hi, I'm pretty new. I'm an artist and illustrator working on a custom deck. I just wanted to post some progress to see what you all thought of them. Please share any opinions and anything technical I should know. This is my first time creating a deck. Once most of the designs are completed, I'll be launching a Kickstarter to fund printing through the USPCC. The project, Modern Day Myth, combines ancient Greek mythology with modern identities. Besides the two below, other examples will be Apollo as a musician, Athena as an activist, Hades and Persephone (coupled on the same card) as a dealer and addict, etc. Pips and indexes are custom.

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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby ecNate » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:20 am  

Welcome! The art look pretty solid and an interesting theme. We'll certainly want to see more, especially the tuck and card back, but also more cards as well.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:57 pm  

Got it! Thanks, ecNate. And I will share more as I create them.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby Wanderer » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:49 am  

Strange deck. At the amateur.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:36 am  

Wanderer wrote:Strange deck. At the amateur.


Not sure what that means. Can you explain?
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby ecNate » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:51 pm  

lindseyswop wrote:
Wanderer wrote:Strange deck. At the amateur.


Not sure what that means. Can you explain?



If you can follow everything in this thread... https://unitedcardists.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9627 ;)

I'm pretty sure it's a language issue (ESL), but I'll let Wanderer clarify if needed.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:45 pm  

That thread seems a little...tense.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby flashcards » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:43 am  

Lindsey,

I think the artwork is gorgeous. Please share more with us as you create it. Don't forget the back of the cards as that is a big factor for a lot of collectors. Keep up the good work and just ignore any negative comments that might be expressed. Some people have an ax to grind- don't take it personally.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:11 pm  

I love the idea! The artwork does look good, but I think it could look better. I can't put my finger on it, but do just a bit of tweaking and play with the design a bit and I think we will have a winner here. Have to stretch this: The courts look good, but I think it they are not in their full potential.

However the font you used on the index could use an overhaul. Meaning the J, Q, K font. So I would design that again.

Otherwise I have to say that you have a great idea and a good start to it - Keep working on this!
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:41 am  

I agree! I feel it's lacking. I'm playing with the idea of adding some background elements behind the courts. I will also work more on the indexes. Thank you!
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:37 pm  

So I'm fiddling around with adding a background to them.

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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:12 pm  

I like the custom artwork but really don't like the font and the pip underneath.
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Re: Modern Day Myth

Unread postby lindseyswop » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:42 pm  

TGunitedcardists wrote:I like the custom artwork but really don't like the font and the pip underneath.


I can agree with that. My design skills have gone to the wayside in favor of illustration. I'm thinking of sticking to "default" pip and indexes.
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