Hey guys! I'm really into board and card games, i own a few (Love Letter, Coup, Munchkin and others).
The thing here is, i'm now making my own game and i need some help with the cards. I want a simple art, nothing with too much detail. I found this image on the web and i was trying to do the same with some other pictures with no success.
So i was wondering if you guys could help me, and maybe some of you know how to make images like this, all cubist and colorful.
I'm on Illustrator CS6.
fellow board/card game enthusiast here.
there are several aproaches to achieve that style.
what I would do is to use dmesh or some other software intended for poly art
and simply recolor/erase some of the polygons
Well... it's not what i expected.
I'll try to improve this. I think i've put to much detail when all i had to do was to be simple.
it's done by hand, not filtered/traced. you make a colour palette of your choice and block out key shapes with it, using colours for the shape that makes sense for its value. in your example you can see they used yellow to show shadow and green to show deeper shadows within the yellow.
Your yellow girl looks like it's on the right track. you need to greatly reduce the number of shapes, though. Example in OP uses black to get all the small details, outlines, and major shadows so the remaining colours can be more simple and don't have to do as much work (as you can see happened in the eyes of your yellow girl)
Also, besides reducing the number of shapes, reduce the number of sides each one has. In your example you can see each one is quite simple and angular, a few straight lines (besides the hair)
Yeah, thanks for the advice. I just found a tutorial by Wedha Abdul Rasyid, who is the father of this style. I'll try another one in a few days, this one gave me too much work.
But i'll focus on that. Reduce both the number of polygons and polygons sides.
Image related: Wedha Abdul Rasyid tutorial result.