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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.


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.


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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xDante Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning. I would buy this deck in a heartbeat.
creativsis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks to me like Angelina Jolie.
MizzyKit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student
how beautiful!!!
KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
HeavenlyF97 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful style, this is so intricate! Amazing. :heart:
Namyon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
seffykoepsel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very awesome
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
That is a beautiful card. The rich green tones are gorgeous.
Really stands out over many other cards on DA. :D
jaberJaws Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
is so pretty
AvaDestria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She's intriguing and beautiful! 
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