This is my entry into Reckless Deck’s Figurine Contest, over at InfectedbyArt.com.
Reckless Deck bills itself as the answer to the question “What should I draw?” It’s a genre-crossing card deck that generates endless new and original characters for sci-fi, fantasy, and comics art.
The standard deck comes with 72 cards, divided into six categories across four genres – Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Steampunk. The creator Clark Huggins started a Kickstarter campaign for the project, and it was so successful that Reckless Deck has grown to 4 different decks and several expansions. I for one have backed this project and can’t wait to see the decks in the flesh!
One of the additional stretch goals was a set of figurines…
“… in the new wave of stretch goals we’ve just released, we’ve introduced a reward that’s a little different: four exclusive gaming miniatures based on Reckless Deck characters. With it, we saw a terrific opportunity for a contest, in which the winning artists will have their character designs made into three figurines for the set!”
The rules of the contest were to take at least 3 of the cards already announced, and design an original character with them. I chose Ice Attributes, Animal Skins/Furs, Cloak and Antlers.
After sketching the design in pencil and scanning it in, much of the work was done in Paintstorm Studio, with some minor touchups in Photoshop.