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Unread postby badpete69 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:22 am  



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Re: Essentia Playing Cards now live on KS

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:46 am  

Pretty good, I have no big issues with the design. Pretty good just does not cut it anymore at 2017.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards now live on KS

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:19 am  

I like this and I think it makes the cut in 2017. But the price ($14 USD shipped for 1 EB) does not.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards now live on KS

Unread postby Mankin » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:05 pm  

Hi,

Thanks for posting my project here, and thanks for the comments.
I agree about the prices for one and two decks are a bit too high in comparison to 3 or more decks, so I have decided to extend the 'limited' pledge tiers of 1 and 2 decks to the end of the project.
Any other feedback about Essentia is appreciated.
I just hope it gets funded, even though its not running very quickly at this moment.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards now live on KS

Unread postby Bikefanatic » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:32 pm  

Tuck is too boring. The pips are ok, the artwork is good but looks too plain or childish I should say. It's like a 3 out of a 5.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards now live on KS

Unread postby Mankin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:40 am  

Thanks for the feedback, I will keep these points in mind. Great to hear opinions from different people and compare them to see which design choices work and which don't.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards now live on KS

Unread postby Mankin » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:42 pm  

I cancelled the project today because it wasn't going to make it unfortunately. I will work on a relaunch though with some changes to the design. I will post them soon here! Thanks to the ones that supported this project.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Mankin » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:09 am  

As promised, I made some revisions on the design. I started with the queen of diamonds and I wanted to create version with a bit more details, without losing the simplistic style.
Eyes have a big influence on the look of a character, so I changed the eyes to a more detailed version, and added some extra details on the body and hair. Overall, it still keeps the same simplistic style.

What do you think?

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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby rousselle » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:21 pm  

A pleasant, subtle improvement.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Thirdway Industries » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:17 am  

Hello Mankin - my 2 cents.

You need to add more contrast between the skin color. I suggest to use a darker tone for the face details (nose, lips etc) or even try with white skin tone (of course you'll have to change the color of the white-haired courts).

I like this design a lot. It's similar to a style I've used a lot, in the past (Evil Deck uses the same logic) - the only thing is not working at all, in my humble opinion, is the skin color :-)

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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Mankin » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:24 am  

Thanks for the feedback Rousselle and Giovanni, I actually got the same feedback on the skin tones from a couple of other people.
I have tried the white skin like you mentioned, but I did not really like the result. So I have made the facial lines a bit darker and the skin tone a bit lighter.
I think it is an improvement.

I also made the same skin color changes on the jack of diamonds, along with some minor color changes on the body. I also added some details and replaced the eyes that match the style of the queen of diamonds.

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PS: Yes your Evil Deck is also made in flat design style, it is a great original deck =)
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Mankin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:39 pm  

I redesigned the jack of hearts, because I think it did not have the same detail level as the other courts.
Here is the result, what do you think?

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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Mankin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:01 pm  

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I'm finished with the courts and jokers and continued to work on the back design. I'm pretty happy with the global design of the new version, hope you like it too.

But I have a hard time to decide which variation of this new version is the best. So please let me know which version you like best: v1, v2, v3 or the old version.

Thanks in advance for the feedback!
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Kage X » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:19 pm  

I choose New Version 2
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:41 am  

I kinda like new version 3. Then again, I kinda like the old version.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby vasta41 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:44 am  

I like v1. But I'd also like v3 if it were full bleed. I'm not usually a full bleed kinda guy so that's why I like v1 better.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:31 am  

+1 on full bleed. Me likey full bleed.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:08 am  

I also like full bleed in general, and these types of patterns do work well as full bleed. But I feel like the designer/creator has often envisioned it a certain way (e.g. bordered) from the start, and I respect that.

I also liked the old one. Of the new ones, I like v2 THE LEAST. If bordered, it doesn't need a frame inside of that. I know it's a common practice on back designs, but I feel like it just doesn't do anything other than diminish the impact of the main pattern.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Mankin » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:00 pm  

Thanks for all the feedback. I will take them all into consideration. It is hard to choose though, because I got a lot of mixed reactions.
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Re: Essentia Playing Cards

Unread postby Mankin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:54 am  

Here is the redesign of the tuckbox, the grey parts will be silver foiled with the first stretch goal. hope you like it better than the old box :)

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