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Icepick
08-10-2013, 04:30 PM
A large majority of the cards we've seen so far have great art, some of the best I've ever seen in a TCG, especially in a first set. Some of them... don't.
So, the game is to name 3 cards whose functionality you like, but whose art you don't. Which cards you would want alternate art versions of. Reasoning is optional.
Note that this isn't in some attempt to get CZE to change it or anything like that, art is subjective and I've no doubt that the art some people love others will hate. This is purely a conversational exercise. So on that note, my 3 cards!

- Blood Cauldron Ritualist (http://hextcg.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/BloodCauldronRitualist.png). The Shin'hare on this card look like they are stuffed toys to me. I just don't like them.

- Ozawa, Cosmic Elder (http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/Ozawa,-Cosmic-Elder/77). I dunno what it is about this card. Maybe the weird use of colour or the odd contrast on his body, but the image really bugs me. Especially when compared with the GenCon AA version, which is amazing.

- Rampaging Tarasque (http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/Rampaging-Tarasque/80). This just looks goofy to me. I don't care for the art style and it looks like his body is phasing through half of that building. Plus its head looks far too much like a regular dragon head to me.

Zomnivore
08-10-2013, 05:29 PM
I think Blood Cauldron Ritualist could've been a bit more finished...the others its like eh. I don't mind the others at all. I guess the pose on the cosmic elder could've been a bit less stiff maybe more flying rubble on the tarasque.

self1sch
08-10-2013, 05:42 PM
So you wish for an AA-Ozawa, although you know that there already exist a AA for that card? :D
I like both Ozawas though :)

Mine would be:

Giant Corpse Fly (http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/Giant-Corpse-Fly/115)
A vomiting fly? no thx CZE :D

Briar Legion (http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/Briar-Legion/166)
Looks like "Swamp Thing" from the 70s. Not really up to date imo.


The following two are just not my taste, I don't know why:

Captain of the Dragon Guard (http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/Captain-of-the-Dragon-Guard/212)

One Eye Open (http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/One-Eye-Open/255)


But again, overall Hex has some amazing artwork! Can't wait to see all cards for Set 1. :)

Stok3d
08-10-2013, 07:41 PM
I'm just hoping for a less grotesque art of Extinction. However as a whole, I'm amazed at the Hex eye candy.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130516104211/hextcg/images/0/0d/Extinction.png

Chiany
08-10-2013, 09:58 PM
I don't have any examples in mind, but it would be cool if some "grotesque" cards (to quote Stok3d above me) had some silly AA, like Flying Dolphins (but then Extinction related ofcourse)

Stok3d
08-10-2013, 10:01 PM
lol
I was thinking more of a desert scene with some bones sticking out of the sand...
If it's flying dolphins you want, then well... I'll be happy to at least have the pic of blood coming out of the eye sockets :p

Chiany
08-10-2013, 10:56 PM
These could use a AA because I dislike the current art:

Grave Robbing
Blood Harbinger
Blood Thrall
Concubunny
Glimmerglen Witch

Kroan
08-10-2013, 11:48 PM
I actually love most of the art of the cards posted in here. :)

Icepick
08-11-2013, 03:46 AM
I'm just hoping for a less grotesque art of Extinction. However as a whole, I'm amazed at the Hex eye candy.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130516104211/hextcg/images/0/0d/Extinction.png

Yeah Extinction is pretty gross, heh. What I want to know is, is that version of the art the alternate art version KS backers are getting, or the default art version?

funktion
08-11-2013, 03:51 AM
Actually the fact that they're willing to print grotesque stuff is part of what has me excited about the game. BRUTAL! I'd like to see some grotesque shin'hare, though the eulogist is pretty awesome.

Chiany
08-11-2013, 04:04 AM
Yeah Extinction is pretty gross, heh. What I want to know is, is that version of the art the alternate art version KS backers are getting, or the default art version?

Well the rarity on the bottom has the promo color, so I think it's the KS one, which I like.
I like art like that on cards like this.

Icepick
08-11-2013, 04:17 AM
Well the rarity on the bottom has the promo color, so I think it's the KS one, which I like.
I like art like that on cards like this.

Yeah, that's what I figured, it just seems like an odd choice to me. If the only version of a card you have revealed is an alternate art version, it is no longer perceived as AA but rather the actual card, so when the default version is shown the perception in peoples minds is that the default version is in fact AA. Not a problem a bit down the line when the majority of the community hasn't seen the current card, but for us mugs who are around now...

Anyway, don't get me wrong, I have no problem with the grossness of Extinctions art!

Stok3d
08-11-2013, 07:06 AM
Anyway, don't get me wrong, I have no problem with the grossness of Extinctions art!

I usually don't either... the guy up front though just doesn't set well with me for some reason.

WWKnight
08-12-2013, 04:58 AM
I really dont liek Thunderbird :( For a card that will be pretty powerful and see a lot of play in drafting, I think its just... boring.

EDIT: And I also hate how Jace-y Wrenlocke looks.

Maphalux
08-12-2013, 09:05 AM
Did someone say Extinction with flying dolphins?

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Gwaer
08-12-2013, 10:44 AM
I'm surprised this didn't turn into another let's find reasons to post relentless corruption images repeatedly thread.

MoikPEI
08-12-2013, 12:18 PM
I think Axe Bot needs a lot of work.
It's basically just a bunch of smudges.
http://www.hex-datamine.com/cards/Axe-Bot/194

Dralon
08-12-2013, 12:31 PM
Flock of Seagulls!

Need I say more :)

Corpselocker
08-12-2013, 02:58 PM
Did someone say Extinction with flying dolphins?

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Wow, very nice!

Icepick
08-12-2013, 04:57 PM
I'm surprised this didn't turn into another let's find reasons to post relentless corruption images repeatedly thread.

That's true, I'd forgotten about that. The art on that is flat out awful.
Personally, I like the flying dolphin, though for it to have any context or make any kind of sense we now need cards featuring non-flying dolphins!

Chiany
08-12-2013, 08:11 PM
That's true, I'd forgotten about that. The art on that is flat out awful.


Indeed, can't believed I missed that one.

ZeroCool
08-13-2013, 05:22 AM
Princess Cory.

NoahBuddy
08-13-2013, 07:38 AM
i'd like different art for all the phoenix cards. the phoenixes look like giant parakeets.
also, since they are treated as mounts i assume you need to wear heat resistant pants to ride them.
i picture pants that look oven mitts. lol

Loregoyle
08-13-2013, 10:30 AM
I'm surprised this didn't turn into another let's find reasons to post relentless corruption images repeatedly thread.

FYI, the "bloody face" image that was previewed on Relentless Corruption is NOT the correct image for that card.

The bloody face image is actually meant for a completely different PVE card. Somehow the wrong image got put on Relentless Corruption and we didn't catch the error until the preview was already released.

Sorry about that!

teasel
08-13-2013, 10:37 AM
doesn't every card have alternate art? i tought the whole point of doing achievements was to unlock the alternate art for the card

Chiany
08-13-2013, 10:38 AM
doesn't every card have alternate art? i tought the whole point of doing achievements was to unlock the alternate art for the card

Achievements unlock Extended art, not alternate art.

Loregoyle
08-13-2013, 10:45 AM
FYI #2: we were also not thrilled with the art for the Blood Cauldron Ritualist, and have ordered a new image.

teasel
08-13-2013, 10:45 AM
i'm not sure i follow what extended art means? do you get to see the strings attached to that clearly fake flying dolphin?


FYI #2: we were also not thrilled with the art for the Blood Cauldron Ritualist, and have ordered a new image.

i don't think it looks bad,just sort of cartoonish but considering we are talking about murderous fluffy bunnies i see nothing wrong with that

NaryaDL0re
08-13-2013, 11:21 AM
I miss some "more transcendent/universal/metaphoric" Art.

Example, compare extinction from hex with "Damnation" from magic:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130516104211/hextcg/images/0/0d/Extinction.png

vs

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=122423&type=card

Or Day of Judgment:

http://8e8460c4912582c4e519-11fcbfd88ed5b90cfb46edba899033c9.r65.cf1.rackcdn.c om/sales/cardscans/MTG/ZEN/en/nonfoil/DayOfJudgment.jpg

I just prefer epic, effect heavy, spell effects.
And as I also mentioned in an old thread, I like
surreal perfect beings out of super fantasies;
Attractive woman, flashy spells, adonis men etc.

All in all the biggest let down so far for me is the
realistic/ down to earth/ mideavil Artstyle in Hex.

I prefer their WoW-TCG Art, though obviously that
style has an easy orientation there are loads of individual
interpretations there that really are to my liking.

As with most "taste" things, I m certain I m going to grow on it.

Maphalux
08-13-2013, 11:30 AM
I thought the art for blood cauldron ritualist was just fine. The "cartoon-y-ness" of it clashed with the violent imagery in an interesting way. But I'm always happy to see new art so I look forward to the new one

I'm also curious to see what PvE card the image on Relentless Corruption actually belongs to. With an image like that, I expect another blood shard card for sure.

Can we see what Relentless Corruption actually looks like, pretty please? :D

jimmywolf
08-13-2013, 11:54 AM
i'm not sure i follow what extended art means? do you get to see the strings attached to that clearly fake flying dolphin?



i don't think it looks bad,just sort of cartoonish but considering we are talking about murderous fluffy bunnies i see nothing wrong with that



if am remembering right, the extended art is stage 1,2,3 of a card. were it powers up an look slightly different each time. their picture on main kickstater page just little ways down.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/hex-mmo-trading-card-game

don't know how link pics, or i would just post that, feel free too correct me if am wrong if anyone knows better.

Gwaer
08-13-2013, 11:59 AM
I'm not certain but I think that image is about champion art.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/446/264/8d46b7229212a6a24c4fa01689419b37_large.jpg?1363318 855
There it is for curios people. It's located in the middle of a block talking about collecting gear for your champion and leveling him up though. Not sure.

Chiany
08-13-2013, 12:09 PM
FYI #2: we were also not thrilled with the art for the Blood Cauldron Ritualist, and have ordered a new image.

Hmm kinda liked this one, but I am sure the new one will be gruesome too

teasel
08-13-2013, 01:12 PM
yes but those stage have different artwork so wouldn't you call it alternate art instead of extended art?

KiraForce
08-13-2013, 01:30 PM
Those are Champions, not normal cards. Champions level up in different ways than the cards, which have achievements which unlock the extended art.

RaiZenGar
08-13-2013, 05:13 PM
I forget which video showed it, but extended art is basically a "full art" card with the same art work and a minimal text block.

Icepick
08-15-2013, 05:40 PM
FYI #2: we were also not thrilled with the art for the Blood Cauldron Ritualist, and have ordered a new image.

Some how missed this, thanks for the info!

As for extended art, I'm pretty sure it refers to the card art filling the entire card, rather than the standard art window. You can see the kind of thing I'm talking about here (http://www.trollandtoad.com/p145115.html) (an MtG card)