Pixel Art Challenge: Shape of my Heart


Design a single playing card from a new and original pack of cards - any type of playing card is acceptable; consider looking at Tarot cards or Magic: The Gathering as inspiration.

Canvas size - Exactly 88 (width) x 120 (height).
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Optional. Only outside the edges. Your card doesn't strictly need to be rectangular.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Gecimen @ 2/18/2013 00:01  |    16


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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/23/2013 14:28

Rised an pixelled and posted! :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/23/2013 10:25

Rise and pixel!

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/21/2013 10:30

 philippejugnet is dead.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/20/2013 13:50

With this challenge, I imagine as Susan Kare, designed the sprite of Solitaire game :)

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/20/2013 09:41

 I have an idea for that  : >

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 2/20/2013 05:33

Thanks Gecimen. I should have some time to work on something on Friday. Uni just started up so I'm busy as heck.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/19/2013 14:26

Haha sorry, I didn't see you were the challenge's submitter.

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/19/2013 09:58

Well yes, the "visual design" must be original, as in you can not copy any exsiting card (as in every challenge) but you can make a new MtG card or an original king or queen for standard playing cards.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/19/2013 09:44

I disagree, the wording indicates that the "pack of card" itself should be new and original : Don't copy the layout and design rules of an existing game.

GhostPlayer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/19/2013 00:54


r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/18/2013 23:21

yes.  anyone can participate.

GhostPlayer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/18/2013 22:27

 I am newbie here, I can participate? 

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/18/2013 16:06

Any card game.

You can draw an "original design" Ace of Spades or a Magic or Yu-gi-oh like card. Whatever you like.

The only limit is that the card must be your design.

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 2/18/2013 14:05

 It looks like their saying a whole new card game to me, And I think the canvas size is referring to the shape of the card.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/18/2013 09:42

 philippe jugnets favorite challenge ^^

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 2/18/2013 00:54

By playing cards, do you mean the standard four sets of ace, spades, hearts and diamonds - or an entirely new card game?

Also, is the width a reference to something? (88 is an unusual number)

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