Ok. Here is a new image to replace the “child” soldier, who was called the knife and has cool flavor text. I think a lil-kid-ninja would be pretty bad ass for this… But in the mean-time here is my most bad-ass favorite vulcan thug- Tuvok from deep space nine. That green blooded bitch was a brawler! I would put my money on him over Warf ANY day of the week. Tuvok would literally rip his wrinkly face off. :-|
If there are any others that you want to replace let me know and i’ll find better artwork or emailing me the link. I didn’t think too much about these and just turned out a bunch (64 of them). Here is the process for making the images.
1.duplicate the background layer twice so you have 3 total copies of the original image.
2. make sure black is the foreground color or its get weird. On topmost layer (layer 1) apply photocopy effect (sketch). Detail and Darkness are set to 4+ and 15+, starting by raising detail until solid blacks are achieved. change layer blend to multiply.
3. on layer 2, gaussian blur a serious amount, so colors become “flatter”, the exact amount changing based on resolution. For images i found from web it was 2-10px. Image adjust Brightness +50ish and Saturation +15ish
4. crop to 2.5inch x 2.5inch at 300 dpi.
super fast to knock these out from any photographs. I’m down to tweak this as the group desires but i think this is a really good way to take found art and give it a coherent look. As the cards firm up we can see images that are closer to theme, and then those will be good artists references when we pass them off to professional illustrators via kickstarted money.