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Illustrated Deck of Cards Creation

A course by Lari Arantes , Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Joined July 2021

Learn to illustrate a set of cards with a unique concept and graphic design from scratch and develop original narratives for games

  • Best seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (393)
  • 14376 students

Learn to illustrate a set of cards with a unique concept and graphic design from scratch and develop original narratives for games

A course by Lari Arantes

An important part of many ancient cultures, playing cards carry a strong symbology to this day, whether as a form of entertainment or a narrative tool. Designer and illustrator Larissa Arantes, who's collaborated with names like O Globo, GNT, and more, uses playing cards as a source of inspiration for her work, always looking to convey emotion through images.

In this course, learn to illustrate a pack of cards from the initial sketches to the final artwork. Larissa shows you how to choose an aim, a theme, a narrative, and an artistic language along with the best format for your cards. Also see some strategies for financing and presenting your illustrated deck.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 31 downloads

Playing cards
8 minutes, 41 seconds
Looking for inspirations
6 minutes, 38 seconds
Graphic elements
7 minutes, 23 seconds
Planning the composition
4 minutes, 30 seconds
From sketch to artwork
11 minutes, 15 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (393)
  • 14376 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 8m)
  • 31 additional resources (14 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Illustrate and produce three cards for your own deck with the theme of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in creating their own illustrated deck of cards.

Requirements and materials

Basic illustration skills are necessary for this course.

You also need basic drawing materials and a computer installed with Photoshop or your preferred editing software.


Reviews

14376 Students
393 Reviews
96% Positive ratings
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Lari Arantes

A course by Lari Arantes

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Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Larissa Arantes holds a degree in graphic design and is a freelance illustrator. After working as a designer in various studios for ten years, in 2016 she decided to specialize in illustration. Since then, she has been producing signature pieces and creating products from her own designs.

She has collaborated with names like O Globo and GNT and currently sells her products on her online store and in some physical stores across Brazil. She also creates illustrations for SMEs as well as large corporations.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting to know the deck: types, structures and characteristics

    • Playing cards
    • Divinatory decks and free narrative decks
    • Structure of the Illustrated Letter
    • Looking for inspirations
    • Mapping your deck's characteristics
  • U3

    Creating your own deck

    • Graphic elements
    • Color palette
    • Planning the composition
    • Practical letter composition exercise
    • From sketch to artwork
  • U4

    Publishing, printing and finalizing the deck

    • Deck promotion tips
    • Audience research, circulation and deck financing
    • Choosing paper
    • Printing your deck
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustrated Deck of Cards Creation in Photoshop

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Illustrated Deck of Cards Creation. Illustration course by Lari Arantes Best seller

Illustrated Deck of Cards Creation

A course by Lari Arantes
Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Joined July 2021
  • 96% positive reviews (393)
  • 14376 students