After working a little bit on the zelda fan art series, i was hired to do some realistic portraits for a card deck. It was an ambitious project, and a very interesting experience. I’ll post here the illustrated portraits and the back card illustrations.
Used a more colorfull palette for the jokers, and didn’t use any particular angle or expression to make them similar. In fact i wanted both of them to stand out as individual/unique cards, that’s why i also used a little bit of a opposite range of colors on each one, so the player in the game could get an instant feeling of what joker he got his hands into. The background for every portrait card is very suggestive as this cards must read properly on very large but also little thumbnails size, so the focus is in the character.
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