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Queen of Spades by vinegar Queen of Spades by vinegar

Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconmidnighttea7:, :iconvinegar: and :iconmaudt:!

For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is maudt's idea: Deck of Cards- The Queen. A different Queen for everybody, there's plenty to go around and conveniently there's 4 of us.

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I got the Queen of Spades! Funny thing, we had no problem distributing the colours, seems everyone knew instantly which one who prefers :D

I love both drawing and graphic design, so mixing the two was fun. I began with designing new playing card suits and colour sets for all, as I wanted this project to be completely original. Started in pencil (both the suits and the girl), finished in Illustrator, Photoshop and Sai (for lineart only, best tool there is, imo). I'm still not sure whether I'll leave most of it in flat colours or will add some cell-shading here and there.. We'll see.

I hope to turn it into whole series someday, designing a whole deck of cards was always something I wanted to do, so you can imagine I was really happy when I learned the topic of this challenge.

It's still a bit of a work in progress actually. I had no time to finish all the details how I imagined it, so it's a mock-up in many places. And, because of it, I also re-used some bits from my Flower Power piece (another one for the challenge, actually), as I totally had no time to paint new ones, and wanted to set the whole layout first.

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Others! :heart:

daekazu's version:
Queen of Hearts by daekazu

MidnightTea7's version:
queen of diamonds by MidnightTea7

maudt's version:
Queen of Clubs by maudt

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:iconsunkissedsoul321:
sunKissedsoul321 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I love your queen of spades design. I can't imagine what you would do with the king and and jack!!
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning. I would buy this deck in a heartbeat.
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:iconcreativsis:
creativsis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks to me like Angelina Jolie.
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:iconmizzykit:
MizzyKit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student
how beautiful!!!
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:iconkanchancollage:
KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconsephorainspace:
SephoraInSpace Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful style, this is so intricate! Amazing. :heart:
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:iconnamyon:
Namyon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconseffykoepsel:
seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very awesome
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:iconsirinkman:
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional
That is a beautiful card. The rich green tones are gorgeous.
Really stands out over many other cards on DA. :D
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:iconjaberjaws:
jaberJaws Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
is so pretty
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:iconavadestria:
AvaDestria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She's intriguing and beautiful! 
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:iconbemari:
Bemari Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Amazing detail and beauty.
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:iconhappyangryman:
Happyangryman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really amazing work although personally I'd like for you to change card suits with Maudts Queen. Yours feels more like the Queen of Clubs and Maudts version feels more like the Queen of Spades
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vinegar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Haha, thanks :) Actually, we were referring to the iconography where traditionally 4 seasons, 4 suits, elements etc. are attached to each other. For example for Spades it's Earth, Night, Winter, colour green, for Clubs it's Autumn, Water, Evening, colour blue. Mine is a bit less dark than I planned, and a bit too warm perhaps, but if I'll do the whole series I will stick to those associations, as I like them :)
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Happyangryman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn those challenges seem so fun to do, to bad my skill level isn't near as good as you guys so no point in tryin :P My associations with the deck of cards comes from having 4 different colors for each suit. Hearth = red, Diamond = blue, club = green and spades black. Due to my simple minded brain I would've loved to see a fire themed Queen of hearts, Icy Queen of diamonds, something with nature or life for Clubs and ofcourse DEAAAAAAAATH or darkness for spades. You all did an amazing job tho and deserve mad props. Hopefully someday I'll be on the same level as you guys.
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:iconbit-sinna:
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. I'm quite in love with the idea of a deck of cards made by you. :heart:
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:iconwiccanwt:
WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!
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:iconjrbeeler:
JRBeeler Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Getting stuck with 13 points (in a game of "Hearts") would be a lot easier to take with this artwork.
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:iconwoodlu:
woodlu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe you consider this a work in prog omfg  its absolutely beautiful! Very nice work :)
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I always love seeing more of your work. You rocked that Queen! Can I buy a full deck? ;)
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:iconthefrickinshizz:
Thefrickinshizz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Very nice!
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:iconleeroberts:
LeeRoberts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I adore this! This.. is stunning.
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:iconlalaquen:
lalaquen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Simply breathtaking. I love the colors and the design. And I really like the new suit design. I hope you do turn it into a complete series some day.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Nicely done.
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:iconbeyond-an-anomaly:
Beyond-An-Anomaly Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!! The colors are really beautiful... Love 

Great work! :)

-BAA
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:iconz0mdee:
z0mdee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! At first I thought this was based on Angelina Jolie (sorry!),  but its very beautiful! Seems like fun :)
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:iconlunaura:
Lunaura Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I kind of thought the same thing.
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:iconz0mdee:
z0mdee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha yea. But the more I kept staring the more she started to look spanish lol.Emoji06
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:iconyaoi-huntress-earth:
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so pretty and detailed.
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:iconfictionfreak13:
fictionfreak13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely mesmerizing! Beautiful piece. I love the colors. You should definitely turn it into a series. Those would be so cool!
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Inglaterraykardocsp Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful! :D
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