Cards Dd - Drawing Contest [7 entries]


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Contest goal:

Digital Drawing: Your goal in this contest is to digitally draw a realistic playing card. Yes, the good old jack, clubs,... playing cards that are used in poker. Other types of cards are not allowed. You can pick any card you like from the 52-card deck. Drawing multiple cards is allowed as well. Good luck!
Premade shapes (brushes and so on) are not allowed, even the custom shapes that come standard in Photoshop are not allowed.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

jawshoewhah: This sounds fun! ( 5 years and 1197 days ago )
muppet: Can you have more than just a card in it? Or is it just a card only? I have an interesting idea, but it's more than just a card involved. ( 5 years and 1197 days ago )
Mad: Can you use softwares other than Photoshop? And are you allowed to use fonts or do you have to write the numbers? ( 5 years and 1193 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Mad, I'm not a mod, but I can tell you right now you are allowed to use any graphics drawing program of your choice but photo shop is just the standard most can relate to. However, you are NOT allowed to use fonts. You must draw them. Here's a list of what you can and can't use in digital drawing contests when using photoshop. ( 5 years and 1193 days ago )
Mad: Thanks jaws, I guess I should've read that first anyway. ( 5 years and 1193 days ago )
Mad: Ok, now I'm confused. You can use copy-paste, such as for replicating cards, as well as opacity and gradients for shadows and reflections, as I can see in the entries here. Is that alright? ( 5 years and 1193 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Yes, you can duplicate layers that you've drawn and work with multiple layers, chang opacity, etc. You can duplicate your own drawing. You mainly just can't use art filters, fonts any pre-made shapes and gradients. When you see what you can use, you actually have a lot of options. I've been on this site now for 16 months and I just realized this myself. I'll tell ya, liquefy is a beautiful thing. ( 5 years and 1192 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Suggestion: Bookmark it because you'll refer back to it a lot, especially if you are new. ( 5 years and 1192 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Ok, I was under the impression that the card drawings had to be realistic but I see entries with more effects and more like decals than realistic drawings. I'm fine with all of them but I just wanted a mod to clarify if adding surrealism to the drawing (i.e. One of the kings coming out of the card) is still legal? Or should it be more about realism? ( 5 years and 1191 days ago )
Mad: Thanks jaws and yes, if a mod could please clarify the question on realism vs. not for this contest. ( 5 years and 1191 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @jawshoewhah: as long as the card is realistic you can add whatever you want to it, that's all the contestdescriptions asks for: "a realistic playing card" ( 5 years and 1191 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Submitperiod has ended, new entries will be removed. ( 5 years and 1184 days ago )

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Deadman's Hand - created by IDt8r

Deadmans Hand
Favs: 7SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 1/7Score: 61.5% (35)8280 views

(5 years and 1193 days ago)

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I Ain't Bluffin'! - created by jawshoewhah

I Aint Bluffin!
Favs: 1SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 2/7Score: 55.8% (30)7070 views

No reference, other than the thousands of poker games I've played. (5 years and 1193 days ago)

lets play - created by niks1351

lets play
Favs: 0SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 3/7Score: 55.8% (25)12062 views

(5 years and 1186 days ago)

cards - created by janetww

Favs: 1SBS: 24Hi-resRank: 4/7Score: 55.3% (0)8223 views

(5 years and 1193 days ago)

Fine balance - created by ibmaxed

Fine balance
Favs: 1SBS: 9Hi-resRank: 5/7Score: 54.1% (0)7067 views

Redone as the original had gradient fills. (5 years and 1193 days ago)