Out of the Woods Card Game – is a game which pitches 2-3 players against each other using magical woodland creatures. In addition to developing the game mechanics I designed over 120 uniquely illustrated cards.
As with all of my illustrations and character designs – I tried to keep things as clear and simple as possible. The most crucial aspects of this kind of work are:
Function: One of the most common theories in design is that form must follow function, and this applies to all areas including illustration & character design. A design with a logical, simple form is more easily understood. Basic shapes like circles or squares often work best as the wireframe for a character or layout of the design because of their versatility and visual clarity.
Style: Contrast of shape, form or proportion is a great way to balance shapes and make the illustration interesting. The style of a illustration comes from the way in which the shapes that compose it blend together in a visually stimulating manner.
Personality: The personality of an illustration or character design is composed of many aspects but a large part of comes from the physical traits and features since those are the first things you notice when coming into contact with it. Adding some dynamic elements goes a long way.
If you want to see more logos, graphics and animation in a similar sharp modern style as this design, check out this logo design I did for a high street fishing equipment shop, these 2d animations I worked on for an online monster-filled virtual-world and these dynamic character design illustrations I developed for an educational platform which uses games to teach kids mathematics, language and more. For all my designs- click on the green ‘WA’ logo at the top of the page and use the filtering links to help find the content you’re interested in.
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