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Title: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 14, 2020, 04:31:41 am
 ;Dhere are some fire pillars I just made. They are free to use in any way you want; IF you find a use for it (i doubt?) credit is appreciated.

but why do you ask, Why have you made this?
BECAUSE I CAN.

 :P :o

(https://i.postimg.cc/v860K5Q4/burning-pillar-alpha.png)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YCxn3kt8/burning-pillar-beta.png)
Title: Re: some fire pillars
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on May 15, 2020, 02:29:40 am
Is the first picture supposed to resemble a candle? If yes, great job!
Title: Re: some fire pillars
Post by: saelsael on May 15, 2020, 05:10:57 am
Is the first picture supposed to resemble a candle? If yes, great job!

thank you Monox !
I generally don't do abstract stuff, so it was fun doing it.
I want to put my skill (or lack thereof) to some use

Is there anything I could do around here? maybe try some requests, see how that goes? I would like to give that a shot

Also I just recently found out about open Elements; is that project still being updated? the project over all is GREAT; althou some cards have dubious art quality (most of them is great thou); maybe I could lend a hand?

edit: nevermind I just found their forum.
Title: Re: some fire pillars
Post by: Wyand on May 15, 2020, 10:56:52 am

Is there anything I could do around here? maybe try some requests, see how that goes? I would like to give that a shot



how about a Discord? :)
Title: Re: some fire pillars
Post by: andretimpa on May 15, 2020, 06:07:38 pm
Also I just recently found out about open Elements; is that project still being updated? the project over all is GREAT; althou some cards have dubious art quality (most of them is great thou); maybe I could lend a hand?

A lot of the MS-Paint art there where meant to be fillers, that never got updated, mostly due to the lack of people to work on them, so you are more than welcome to contribute.
Title: Re: some fire pillars
Post by: saelsael on May 15, 2020, 07:00:02 pm
I might take both offers then.  :sillyspin: expect news soon :rainbow
Title: Re: some fire pillars
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on May 16, 2020, 02:48:36 am
Is there anything I could do around here? maybe try some requests, see how that goes? I would like to give that a shot

What about a Water Pillar?
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 16, 2020, 05:21:49 am
(https://i.postimg.cc/fyzRHMgc/hognose.png)

made a hognose; the idea was to replace the Hognose placeholder from open elements. I know the drawing is not very polished but I gotta balance quiality with quantity; prefer to make them faster and make more.

I will post it here for now until someone recommends a better place.. ?

What about a Water Pillar?

water is harder than fire; but I like challenges. I will probably do that one next. maybe

edit: ALSO... I will gladly accept any constructive feedback.
edit 2: A Discord server is on the way; (with help from a friend of mine).
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Wyand on May 16, 2020, 10:39:05 am
I meant this. :)

Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 16, 2020, 02:18:22 pm
I meant this. :)



HAHAHAHA riight right, I'm sorry  :-[ ;D

I will try to make a better version of it.  :entropy
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 20, 2020, 05:09:14 am
sorry for the delay, took a few days off.
Heres my take on Discord sword:

(https://i.postimg.cc/cHFsq680/discordia.png)

I might take a Ferro Golem next, from open ETG.
 8-)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Wyand on May 20, 2020, 08:00:28 am
wow, cool thx! 8-)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 21, 2020, 03:38:16 pm
wow, cool thx! 8-)

my pleasure, friend!

Here is an image for the Ferro Golem  :fire placeholder, from the open elements project.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0qxWTjp/furnace-guy.png)

I don't know what I'm going to do next. Gonna try a water pilar, but I don't have much faith on myself hahaha
water is hard :yikes

Any other requests?
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: JonathanCrazyJ on May 21, 2020, 05:51:52 pm
wow, cool thx! 8-)

my pleasure, friend!

Here is an image for the Ferro Golem  :fire placeholder, from the open elements project.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0qxWTjp/furnace-guy.png)

I don't know what I'm going to do next. Gonna try a water pilar, but I don't have much faith on myself hahaha
water is hard :yikes

Any other requests?

I LOVE that, idea of the golem being a coal fire, really nice work!
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 21, 2020, 06:23:59 pm


I LOVE that, idea of the golem being a coal fire, really nice work!

Well thank you, kind sir    :)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Wyand on May 21, 2020, 08:32:29 pm
maybe the golem itself is producing iron ("ferro") using coal and iron minerals, thus it is a walking blast furnace. :D
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 25, 2020, 05:27:50 am
maybe the golem itself is producing iron ("ferro") using coal and iron minerals, thus it is a walking blast furnace. :D

It's decided then! It's canon   :sillyspin:

What about a Water Pillar?

I'm sorry Monox :( I gave it a shot, and some ideas I had had potential, but really I could not manage to make an image AT LEAST as good as the current water pillar. So, yea, I'm not there yet. Maybe in the near future, when I get some more practice?

Instead I went for another placeholder from open Elements. Is that okay if I keep posting them here besides the oetg forums? I want to share with you guys  ;D
All the images I do are open for use. If you notify me I would be grateful!

(https://i.postimg.cc/MKkQ6YKv/reaper.png)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on May 27, 2020, 03:47:05 am
What about a Water Pillar?

I'm sorry Monox :( I gave it a shot, and some ideas I had had potential, but really I could not manage to make an image AT LEAST as good as the current water pillar. So, yea, I'm not there yet. Maybe in the near future, when I get some more practice?

It's okay, no need to force yourself. I can just change my request. How about your take on Puffer Fish?
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on May 29, 2020, 05:25:30 pm
It's okay, no need to force yourself. I can just change my request. How about your take on Puffer Fish?

Puffer Fish sounds like fun ! :) thank you for your cool vibes :D

Here are some of my recent works:

(https://i.postimg.cc/pV7t1MCm/128armor.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/76tykFyQ/armor.png)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6QzkrkT5/128chest.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/nrfNppP2/chest.png)

I'm starting to think about the size that would be used for (small 128x128) and drawing accordingly.
My next two will be Puffer Fish  :water and Sundial  :time .
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on May 30, 2020, 02:18:09 am
Puffer Fish sounds like fun ! :) thank you for your cool vibes :D

My next two will be Puffer Fish  :water and Sundial  :time .

Good! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 05, 2020, 05:07:33 pm
It has been a busy couple of weeks, but here I am.
As promised, I made a Puff fish and a sundial.
The puff fish took me a few trials, (like this one: (https://i.postimg.cc/RFmqGwK1/128fish.png))
but I finally manage to make an actual puff fish that has a vibe like "C'mon motherducker, EAT me, I double dare you!"

here it is:
(https://i.postimg.cc/FRhs0NXD/128puff-fish.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/GhLGbnBP/puff-fish.png)

and here is a sundial; not as cool maybe as the current one, but it is a more literal one:
(https://i.postimg.cc/hj4cfsVY/128sundial.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/K8n2fwNV/sundial.png)

so... I accept any feedback and new requests.  :)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Wyand on June 05, 2020, 05:32:30 pm
red Puffer Fish is funny, its eyes... if it is scared/agitated or something, which goes along with the fact that it does this to defend itself :)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 05, 2020, 06:34:00 pm
red Puffer Fish is funny, its eyes... if it is scared/agitated or something, which goes along with the fact that it does this to defend itself :)

yeah; he sure is a troubled guy. Hahaha
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: InsignificantWeeaboo on June 05, 2020, 08:52:07 pm
wait, which one's the chest again?
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 05, 2020, 09:54:06 pm
wait, which one's the chest again?

oh you mean this one? (https://i.postimg.cc/ydtv387W/128chest.png)
That one was to represent Steal (I did that one for the Open elements); I went for a literal stealing (lockpicking a valuable treasure without being seen  :darkness :darkness :darkness )
Ofc. since there is already a decent illustration for Steal here, it can be used for something else  :) I hope!
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: InsignificantWeeaboo on June 05, 2020, 11:14:19 pm
ah i see

Maybe give the chest some blackish accents? I've noticed that a couple of the original Elements cards usually had color schemes that fit with the color of their element but idk if o-etg wants to continue that trend or not
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 05, 2020, 11:31:47 pm
ah i see

Maybe give the chest some blackish accents? I've noticed that a couple of the original Elements cards usually had color schemes that fit with the color of their element but idk if o-etg wants to continue that trend or not

sound like a good idea. I will give it a shot and then post the results; thank you!
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: serprex on June 05, 2020, 11:41:22 pm
Steal looks fine, this is what it looks like in game btw:

(https://i.imgur.com/aHbkg6K.png)

Actually my favorite so far. If any of the art that's now in oetg needs touch up it'd be ferrogolem, which can blend a bit too much into the background at half size when rendering instances
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 06, 2020, 12:12:26 am
Actually my favorite so far. If any of the art that's now in oetg needs touch up it'd be ferrogolem, which can blend a bit too much into the background at half size when rendering instances

serprex! so good to see you here, on the other side of the sea.
yes, I agree about ferrogolem; It looked quite nice on 1024x but not really on 128x. I will resize and reframe to try to fix that.
thank you for your feedback   ;D
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on June 06, 2020, 02:20:40 am
It has been a busy couple of weeks, but here I am.
As promised, I made a Puff fish and a sundial.
The puff fish took me a few trials, (like this one: (https://i.postimg.cc/RFmqGwK1/128fish.png))
but I finally manage to make an actual puff fish that has a vibe like "C'mon motherducker, EAT me, I double dare you!"

here it is:
(https://i.postimg.cc/FRhs0NXD/128puff-fish.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/GhLGbnBP/puff-fish.png)

Whoa, whoa, whoa... That's good! It kinda represents the original artwork for them. The recent artwork in the game doesn't even look like a "toad" or "puff"y. Nice art you got there! I think I would like if the red one is the unupgraded one (Toad Fish) and then upgraded to the more badass puffer version (Puffer Fish).
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 06, 2020, 03:53:11 am
Whoa, whoa, whoa... That's good! It kinda represents the original artwork for them. The recent artwork in the game doesn't even look like a "toad" or "puff"y. Nice art you got there! I think I would like if the red one is the unupgraded one (Toad Fish) and then upgraded to the more badass puffer version (Puffer Fish).

yaay Im really glad you like it  :silly: ! Yeah, the current one looks very impresive; Althou as you say, it is no toad nor puff; I think it is better work than mine (in most aspects; not all) but would fit best as a different fish card.
I would do a Toadfish  :water if it would be used, but guess that's not happening for now. OR I would do a Toadfish if there was a request for it.

Next I think I will do Mida's touch, Innovation, Hammer... (and fix ferrogolem)
Unless I recieve some specific request.
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 11, 2020, 10:23:46 pm
Hey folks, good to be back here;
Here are my latest works:

update to ferro golem:
(https://i.postimg.cc/MpN55TML/128ferrogolem.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/mgtV7MDM/ferrogolem.png)

midas touch:
(https://i.postimg.cc/sxzshs4Q/128midas-touch.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/JnPBT6Yh/midas-touch.png)

titan:
(https://i.postimg.cc/FHrbxSHG/128truetitan.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/02q0bFgT/truetitan.png)

also, another thing: It seems when I resize the image I do not do it correctly (I think it may be the filter I select [bilinear, etc]) since when I compare side to side the big image scaled down with the same size as the 128px on full size, the 128px-native image looks a lot worse (everything gets blurry). Does anybody have any idea why is that? I'm pretty sure it is the filtering when resizing, but I can't find the right option.

Well I hope you are all swell   :)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: MasterNoob on June 11, 2020, 11:14:33 pm
Ghost of the Past is my favorite EtG, could i see your take on it? Also, Deja Vu if you have time
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 11, 2020, 11:56:57 pm
Ghost of the Past is my favorite EtG, could i see your take on it? Also, Deja Vu if you have time

Aboslutely friend. I will have a go at one of them, sooner or later.
You knwo what, since it's your fav, I think if you tell me something you like about it I can try to expand on that in some way (no promises!)  ;D
Feel free to be as vague as you want.
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: MasterNoob on June 12, 2020, 12:31:08 am
Ghost of the Past is my favorite EtG, could i see your take on it? Also, Deja Vu if you have time

Aboslutely friend. I will have a go at one of them, sooner or later.
You knwo what, since it's your fav, I think if you tell me something you like about it I can try to expand on that in some way (no promises!)  ;D
Feel free to be as vague as you want.

Sure!

I think what appeals to me most, is its able to both capture the creepy-ness and mystique of an actual ghost, while still fitting in to the theme of the art already in the game. The Ghost of the Past is actually scary, but not in the traditional sense. Its scary in a mystical kind of way.

(Also, i really like the Mortal Kombat Scorpion spear he has around him)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 12, 2020, 01:09:12 am

...able to both capture the creepy-ness and mystique of an actual ghost, while still fitting in to the theme of the art already in the game. The Ghost of the Past is actually scary, but not in the traditional sense. Its scary in a mystical kind of way.


that's a very interesting description. I'll see what I can do
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on June 12, 2020, 02:34:22 am
Woah, you guys are so good drawing it kinda makes me jealous. I want to learn how to draw, too. Probably I will draw some doodles for alternative card arts, though I can only use pencils and pens (and probably MS Paint).
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 12, 2020, 03:21:49 am
Woah, you guys are so good drawing it kinda makes me jealous. I want to learn how to draw, too. Probably I will draw some doodles for alternative card arts, though I can only use pencils and pens (and probably MS Paint).

you should totally ditch MS paint! intead, you would want to use something like this https://krita.org/en/ (https://krita.org/en/)
or this: https://www.gimp.org/ (https://www.gimp.org/)
The first one is for digital painting and drawing. The second one is more about image editing. So really depends on what you want to do; both are free and open source, and are some of the best programs there are.

Althou tbh, if you really want to learn to draw properly, paper and pencil is always the best to go to learn the fundamentals (except colors for obvious reasons haha)
 :D
please, share your work with us ! n.n
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on June 12, 2020, 03:39:08 am
Woah, you guys are so good drawing it kinda makes me jealous. I want to learn how to draw, too. Probably I will draw some doodles for alternative card arts, though I can only use pencils and pens (and probably MS Paint).

you should totally ditch MS paint! intead, you would want to use something like this https://krita.org/en/ (https://krita.org/en/)
or this: https://www.gimp.org/ (https://www.gimp.org/)
The first one is for digital painting and drawing. The second one is more about image editing. So really depends on what you want to do; both are free and open source, and are some of the best programs there are.

Althou tbh, if you really want to learn to draw properly, paper and pencil is always the best to go to learn the fundamentals (except colors for obvious reasons haha)
 :D
please, share your work with us ! n.n

Ah, thank you! I'll try them out!
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 18, 2020, 08:24:06 pm
So, I did this version of ghost of the past.

(https://i.postimg.cc/BQDwKt4z/128ghost-of-the-past-gamma.png)
(https://i.postimg.cc/y8yQL5JX/ghost-of-the-past-gamma.png)

I think the drawing looks good, really. The thing is that I'm not sure I've achieved what I was trying to do;
I feel the design lacks this element of "mystic"  you told me and besides I would like it to be more imposing.
Fundamentally, I think I would have achieved a better result had I picked proper references  :sillyspin:

so I will put a pin on that one, and I will redo it sometime in the future; also, I used the ball instead of the pointy knife to try and do something different than the current one, but I might use the knife next time.


Also, Monox! If you want any help or feedback from me don't hesitate to ask ! :)
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on June 19, 2020, 03:46:56 am
Also, Monox! If you want any help or feedback from me don't hesitate to ask ! :)

Well, actually I want to submit for the Art choice in the Trial of Water by drawing my take on Water Pillar, however my take is it will be Snow Pillar and I wonder if the Art part allows challengers to change a card's name just to match their art submission. Being said, I try to redirect my idea to Dry Spell with probably a withering Rustler in it though maybe you can suggest a more fitting unupgraded creature for that.
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 20, 2020, 12:48:41 am

Well, actually I want to submit for the Art choice in the Trial of Water by drawing my take on Water Pillar, however my take is it will be Snow Pillar and I wonder if the Art part allows challengers to change a card's name just to match their art submission. Being said, I try to redirect my idea to Dry Spell with probably a withering Rustler in it though maybe you can suggest a more fitting unupgraded creature for that.

Mmm I'm not sure I understand. What do you mean by submit for the Art choice? I'm really new to the community, sorry! A snow pillar sounds like a great idea. You should totally try that. A dry spell in a rustler sounds awesome, especially because it is easy to comunicate the idea of dehydrating something with plants; it is a clear image. You could try with other types of creatures but it would be either hard to represent or unpleasant to see I think?
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: serprex on June 20, 2020, 03:33:12 am
Also, Monox! If you want any help or feedback from me don't hesitate to ask ! :)

Well, actually I want to submit for the Art choice in the Trial of Water by drawing my take on Water Pillar, however my take is it will be Snow Pillar and I wonder if the Art part allows challengers to change a card's name just to match their art submission. Being said, I try to redirect my idea to Dry Spell with probably a withering Rustler in it though maybe you can suggest a more fitting unupgraded creature for that.

Have fun with Trial's tasks (http://elementscommunity.org/forum/trial-of-water/14th-trials-challengers-entrance-67866). If you want to reimagine a card with a tweaked name, do it
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on June 20, 2020, 07:06:52 am
Okay, I will try. I can't draw digitally, though, so it will be hand-drawing with color pencils and other trivial tools only.
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on June 20, 2020, 04:34:58 pm
Have fun with Trial's tasks (http://elementscommunity.org/forum/trial-of-water/14th-trials-challengers-entrance-67866). If you want to reimagine a card with a tweaked name, do it

Oh, I see. Thank you serprex
Title: Re: card art and other requests?
Post by: saelsael on December 30, 2020, 01:42:32 am
Okay, I will try. I can't draw digitally, though, so it will be hand-drawing with color pencils and other trivial tools only.

So? (sael said, acting naturally half a year later) How did that go? Made a cool drawing?   :D
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