Hey everybody, I thought I'd start off the new year with trying my hand at managing a collaboration for the first time. I was having a chat with a few of my fellow art friends in a twitter space and I was sitting on this idea for a collaboration for a few months and I finally thought it's time to bring it into reality so without further ado....
!!! I AM OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING THE NEWGROUNDS TAROT ART COLLABORATION!!!
How it works: Each artist will have 1 card out of the 22 Major arcana to make into a Newgrounds themed tarot card with a character that they think symbolizes said card the best. Please DM me here on NG if you want in on this, I shall look through your portfolio here on Newgrounds and I'll let you know if you have been accepted. I will then add you to the discord server which has the google document linked, and I will add your NG handle, the card, the character and the current status of said card to the document. We are hoping to have exactly 22 artists for the full Major Arcana deck.
In the discord server there's the dimensions, font and border template for the card.
I would like to make sure that no single NG franchise takes over the entire deck so the maximum is 2 cards per franchise, please.
When's the Deadline?: February 20th 1159:pm GMT+8. So a month and a couple weeks, which I hope will give our artists plenty of time. We will then have all the cards made and put into our file to give to our programmer....
Who's our programmer?: The one and the only *drum roll* @Stepford! They were kind enough to lend their time and services to helping me with this collaboration and I am forever grateful to have them on board, they're gonna showcase their programming prowess and wizardry for this collaboration.
What's a Major Arcana?: In a deck of 78 tarot cards, there's the Minor Arcana which is comprised of 56 cards split into 4 suits (Cups, Wands, Pentacles, and Swords). And then there's the Major Arcana, which are the trump cards (For example: The Fool, The Magician, The Devil, Death, Justice, etc.) I've decided that I wanted to stick with the Major Arcana to make things easier for my fellow potential collaborators on this project.
Why Tarot Cards?: I've always had a fascination with stuff like this, my Mother is considered quite spiritual I got my love of this kind of stuff from her at a very young age. Plus, I wanted to do something cool for the community by bringing a bunch of artists together for a fun little project.
I hope I've answered all your questions, but please feel free to ask me any further questions in regards to this collaboration and I'm more than happy to elaborate to the best of my ability.
Best of wishes to those who are interested and thank you for taking the time to read through this -
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I am such a sucker for tarot cards, and I'd love to participate (spent a year making Hollow Knight Major Arcana and what not), but I have a huge backlog of commissions! ?
I'm down for it!
Im super down
looks interesting,but i've got a few days to have free time.
I should probably mention that spots are filling up considerably fast so please don't take it personally if you don't get in, you guys are all amazing artists nonetheless and I love you all!
Do we select the characters, or are we given one?
You select the characters, if you get selected for the collaboration then you must look at the document to see which cards and characters have been taken.
!!DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSES OF THIS COLLABORATION WITH MANY SPOTS FILLING UP QUICKER THAN I EXPECTED!!
I have decided to create a wait list for the collaboration. If someone who I have replied to in DMs doesn't choose their card by the 10th of February then I will select an artist from the wait list to fill their place. So for those who have been accepted, please make sure you select your card and character quick to avoid disappointment.
@itsreddqueen Awesome, thank you. Even if I don't get it, this looks like it's going to be AWESOME. Really excited to see it when it's finished. Super pumped. :D
This looks so fun to be a part of, I'll apply and see if I get a space!
YOOOO I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS SINCE WE TALKED ABOUT IT MONTHS BACK dude I'm so glad you're bringing this to fruition, if I was a better artist I'd definitely contribute. This is fucking awesome man, props to you!
I cannot wait to see this project come together; this is sucha unique and cute idea for a NG collaboration!
sounds awesome, i'd love to participate!
Sounds fun, put me on that waiting list :))
chip was going to beat me to a pulp if i didnt volunteer to give this a shot
I dont know to much about tarot carbs but I would like to join.
congrats on uotd!
Wtf I've just read this today! If ya are having problem with the descriptions of da cards, I will gladly help through my itchy pen. Either way, good luck with da collab!