Here’s the final set of cards for now, I’m taking a break for a couple of weeks from them while I get a few other things sorted out, and maybe work on a couple of other things. This set finishes the Konk themed, all five are location cards: a training dojo, a bridge over the waterfall, the air shrine, the Konk’s ‘canteen’, and finally the Konk’s treehouse market. The market was probably my most complicated and detailed card I’ve done, it was a tricky one to plan out.
I first did a couple of colour sketches to figure out the composition and settled on this:
After that I decided to go and build a rough primitive version in 3D, to help me both with the perspective and the lighting and shadows:
I’ve only tried this method once before, but it was a big help with getting the artwork finished quickly and on time, and I was really pleased with how it turned out.
Really looking forward to seeing these printed and part of the deck.
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Well, my old G4 Mac’s been holding out up to now. God it’s slow, but it’s better than nothing, and the Conflict cards aren’t overly big images, so far so good. This is the next five cards for my themed ‘Konk’ deck. It includes a couple of cards for the deck’s Avatar, Master Hexumi, two creature attack cards, Brink Rats and Brink Bats, and one location card, the Konk’s live in the woods in an area called The Brink, and use the cover of the mists to attack and hunt. I have five more cards to finish for the themed deck, which I should have finished by the end of the week hopefully.
The game is being launched with the Starter Decks at the beginning of June at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, and I’m hoping to pop over there for a couple of days. I’ve never been to a convention before so I’m quite looking forward to that, if I can make it. As always if you want to follow the games progress check out the Conflicting Kingdoms page on Facebook.
I’ve had a bit of a technical disaster since my home iMac gave up the ghost on me a couple of weeks ago. I ‘have a man’ (you know who you are), who’s hopefully gonna give it a going over with some serious soldering work so fingers crossed that the surgery will work. In the meantime, I’ve had to take a technological step backwards by about 10 years and get my old G4 desktop working again. So far so good, although it’s slow as hell, but it’ll do for now. Good job I had all my artwork backed up to an external, so no worries there. The only thing art-related I might have lost are all my custom Photoshop brushes, but they may be backed up somewhere too, that’s next on my list to do.
For now though, I’ve finished these four more cards for the Conflict game. The guys at Conflicting Kingdoms have now asked me to work on a themed deck for the game. You may have noticed I’ve done a lot of ‘Konk’ related cards so far, so that will be the theme of the deck containing my artwork exclusively, so I’m pretty excited about that. I still have about 10 or so more cards to do for that before May, so here’s hoping the G4 holds out til then!
On another note, I’ve just started another blog up called ‘I Luv Voxels‘ where I will be keeping any Blender 3d work, for anyone who doesn’t want to wade through all the 2d stuff here. I’ll probably double post it here too though, just in case! **Edit 28/5/2013 All 3D content has now been moved to this blog, I Luv Voxels no longer exists.