Well, what can I say… this little cartoon website is a year old already!
I’ve managed to add lots of new artworks over the last year to a cartoon portfolio that is rapidly expanding and becoming more diverse.
One of these that I’ve just completed is the final artworks for the cartoon pirate ship. This will make up the playing surface for the up and coming ‘pirate deck’ card game.
I must admit, I’m pretty impressed with how well this has come out. I have successfully managed to get the entire ship to fit across the five main cards and also been able to ensure that some interesting details have been included on each.
I decided to also try some new colouring techniques when creating the pirate ship – namely a little shading on larger objects, such as the pieces of the main hull and also the sails.
I was concerned that these are such large pieces that they might look a little odd with my standard ‘block shading’ technique. So instead, I opted to add a very subtle inner glow to each of the hull pieces and the sails, in an appropriate darker shade.
I have also created some little cartoon scrolls that will sit at the bottom of each of the five cards.
These scrolls will be labelled ‘one’ to ‘five’ and enable the player to put them in the correct order (although I’m hoping the illustration will help to make this obvious).
Work is still continuing on the ‘figurehead’ and ‘poop deck’ cards – the figurehead has the digital outlines completed at present and is now just awaiting the final colours and details.
I’ll post more details on these two cards as I add to them. I’m also thinking that it might be worth starting to add sketches of them as I go, maybe to illustrate a process?