Trucking away here… I’ve had a go at doing some more art for the board game, Dive.
The Flip Flop is actually the first set card that I’ve drawn up. Each set card will have a little bit more information on it and will have an easily recognisable border. The Beach Beauty Set currently has four items in it – all with cream and pink stripes.
The questions I asked as I drew this were around what to do when an item isn’t all that exciting in itself. There’s not too much interesting about a flip flop! I gave it more space on the card and drew it on light sand as it is quite a shallow item.
What started as simple scribbled pencil crayons becomes a lot more involved when ‘painted’. The hand drawn cards have a bit of charm to them, but if you opened up a brand new board game to see them, you might not be too impressed!
The new card design is a lot more grown up looking. Even over drawing three cards, my style has slightly shifted since the Bucket. The edges are less crisp and the colours slightly more subdued. I wonder if I will need to revisit the Bucket by the end of drawing 52 cards!
Once again, don’t think too much into the font/writing colours. They’re just placeholders at the moment.
It may just be because there’s always more tweaking to do, but I feel like the base of the seaweed needs looking at and that the picture could do with a little more depth. This is something that I am becoming more aware of working with layers. Each part of the image (flip flop, seaweed, rocks, fish, sand etc.) are separate layers on the canvas. Imagine a pile of separate acetates on top of each other.
Whilst this means I can work on one part of the image at a time, this also can leave it looking slightly disjointed. If I was using a single layer with real paint, the different components would affect each other and potentially even get a little muddied. To improve this, I would add a little shadow.
In fact, I’ll have a quick go at that now and you can let me know what you think of the difference!
Perhaps the sand is a little messy! If you zoom in, you might be able to see that I diffused the seaweed into the sand a little more. It stops the layers looking too separate. I had a quick mess around with the font colours too.
What do you think? Thanks for letting me know!