Pixel Art Challenge: Shape of my Heart


Design a single playing card from a new and original pack of cards - any type of playing card is acceptable; consider looking at Tarot cards or Magic: The Gathering as inspiration.

Canvas size - Exactly 88 (width) x 120 (height).
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Optional. Only outside the edges. Your card doesn't strictly need to be rectangular.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Gecimen at 2/18/2013 12:01:00 AM | 16 comments | Share

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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) at 2/23/2013 2:28:00 PM

Rised an pixelled and posted! :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) at 2/23/2013 10:25:00 AM

Rise and pixel!

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) at 2/21/2013 10:30:00 AM

 philippejugnet is dead.

Pixelart_kid (Level 4 Deputy) at 2/20/2013 1:50:00 PM

With this challenge, I imagine as Susan Kare, designed the sprite of Solitaire game :)

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) at 2/20/2013 9:41:00 AM

 I have an idea for that  : >

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) at 2/20/2013 5:33:00 AM

Thanks Gecimen. I should have some time to work on something on Friday. Uni just started up so I'm busy as heck.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) at 2/19/2013 2:26:00 PM

Haha sorry, I didn't see you were the challenge's submitter.

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) at 2/19/2013 9:58:00 AM

Well yes, the "visual design" must be original, as in you can not copy any exsiting card (as in every challenge) but you can make a new MtG card or an original king or queen for standard playing cards.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) at 2/19/2013 9:44:00 AM

I disagree, the wording indicates that the "pack of card" itself should be new and original : Don't copy the layout and design rules of an existing game.

GhostPlayer (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 2/19/2013 12:54:00 AM


r1k (Level 1 Rookie) at 2/18/2013 11:21:00 PM

yes.  anyone can participate.

GhostPlayer (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 2/18/2013 10:27:00 PM

 I am newbie here, I can participate? 

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) at 2/18/2013 4:06:00 PM

Any card game.

You can draw an "original design" Ace of Spades or a Magic or Yu-gi-oh like card. Whatever you like.

The only limit is that the card must be your design.

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) at 2/18/2013 2:05:00 PM

 It looks like their saying a whole new card game to me, And I think the canvas size is referring to the shape of the card.

Elk (Level 3 Stalker) at 2/18/2013 9:42:00 AM

 philippe jugnets favorite challenge ^^

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) at 2/18/2013 12:54:00 AM

By playing cards, do you mean the standard four sets of ace, spades, hearts and diamonds - or an entirely new card game?

Also, is the width a reference to something? (88 is an unusual number)

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