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Inktober 2019 jouste


I actually completed inktober this year, it was a whole lot of fun and I based it off of a minimalistic dungeon-synth inspired card game idea I had. Having that as a thru line made it very easy to keep my pace up and actually tackle this challenge.

I know I did it digitally but that didn't really bother me. I wanted to get comfortable with ipad drawing and procreate. the only image missing is the 31st "Ripe" which i drew a pear.

i wanted to make a simple color palette and iconography so i would never need to write any text on the card.

-jouste the drawbarian

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I really like it.It reminds me of a webcomic i used to read.Where did you get the idea for that particular artstyle and could you release these separate on a pdf file?

jouste responds:

I might actually get something together on another pass. The idea came to me after listening to a bunch of dungeon-synth but Im sure that the aesthetic is all over the place. I'll let you know!


Very nice. Very effective use of a simple colour palette, immediately recognisable. Styling reminds me of old comic books about Norse mythology that were in my house when I was a child. I think they may have been french.

jouste responds:

ahh really cool observation. I do find myself getting more into old euro comics and stuff.
super glad that you liked it!


I really like what you did here!
The simple color pallet actually has more benefit then you would imagine in game production.
By keeping the amount of ink needed to print sheets of this for mass production it was save alot over the lifetime of the board game's production.
Also by creating a simple but potent visual category you made very good board game art.
That's a great talent since game mechanics in physical games can not be patented, but the art assets can be copywriten.
The use of negative space is also good for the ink useage, and the iconography you have looks great too for game mechanics.
I love the dark age apocalyptic feel, and this feels "seventh seal" to me.
If only you had one with chess pieces.
Thanks for sharing

jouste responds:

Seventh seal! haha so cool. great shout out and thanks for checking out the piece and writing such a great piece of feedback. I do want to make this into something in the future so I'm glad that at least there are some things going in the right direction.


Ah yes. I too swing on a noose

jouste responds:

haha that was a trickier one. I didn't want to do a classic sling weapon because I was getting a lot of weapons drawn up.


I love this gritty aesthetic! these are all very well done, showcasing dope ass iconography and coherent symbolism

jouste responds:

appreciate the comment! It's exactly what I was going for.


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Dec 28, 2019
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