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crosswell
11-27-2014, 01:09 AM
Since Wizards (stupidly) doesn't seem to care for her style anymore. HEX should approach her to commission some cards. I would buy 50 of every card Rebecca Guay did. Please sign if you agree.

http://magiccards.info/query?q=a:%22rebecca+guay%22&v=card&s=cname

I mean, look at this freaking card! http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/daily/td/td127_spellstutter.jpg

I, Fridged, hereby declare my undying love for Guay. It is criminal she is no longer used and we should totally take advantage of this opportunity.

Kroan
11-27-2014, 01:17 AM
I love her art, so wouldn't mind see some of her art on future cards.

havocattack
11-27-2014, 01:20 AM
Based on the few I looked at, her style wouldn't really fit in hex imo (not to say she couldn't adapt)

poizonous
11-27-2014, 01:22 AM
she is actually one of the only artists i really know by name. i do agree with havoc though, she would need to adapt for hex and might not be as good as you expect

Gwaer
11-27-2014, 01:26 AM
Could definitely see a set of AAs in her style without issue, and almost certainly art direction will change from set to set.

poizonous
11-27-2014, 01:35 AM
omg guay AA's... make it happen Cory please and as a suggestion for which card... royal valkyr

Hexgo
11-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Yes! Rebecca Guay would be awesome!
And when we allready on the better art, please get Drew Tucker!
http://magiccards.info/query?q=a%3A%22drew+tucker%22&v=card&s=cname

crosswell
11-27-2014, 02:00 AM
I actually don't believe Hex cards should have a uniform art style. That's a very limiting theory. The style guide was one of the worst things to happen to Magic card art and indirectly contributed to the downfall of a fantastic artist (RIP Quinton Hoover). Mutate stands out and that makes it one of my favourite card arts.

Part of the fun for many in TCGs is latching on to favourite artworks. And the number one rule of marketing is everyone has different taste. Campbell's took over the pasta sauce market when they started offering 6 flavours as opposed to the 1 traditional everyone else was.

Eierdotter
11-27-2014, 02:13 AM
thats the kind of art i liked about magic...

not sure it wuld fit HEX

sukebe
11-27-2014, 02:14 AM
I would love to see Rebecca Guay do art for Hex :-) She is one of my favorite artists and is also very nice when you get to meet her in person (she even carries special gold ink pens to sign the rare promo cards she drew, was very happy to see that :-) )

Khendral
11-27-2014, 02:18 AM
Guay could do some really awesome elves...

AstaSyneri
11-27-2014, 02:18 AM
Yes, very nice art, very similar to Stephanie Pui-Mun Law's work (http://www.shadowscapes.com/). Or better google "art stephanie law" for images.

This work isn't digital, it's traditional watercolor art (most likely). It tends to be more expensive and longer to produce, which makes it a bit difficult for art directors. And the style of course is radically different from everything else in digital TCGs. It works pretty well for an Elven / Ethereal / Faerie style of card, but due to WoW (the PC game, not the card game) the target group's expectations go towards computer elves with ridiculous ears instead of the more playful faeries.

So yes, it might be difficult to fit artists like these in. AAs? Great idea, that would absolutely fit and I would love to see it!

Did I hear Quinton Hoover? My absolutely favorite card ever :D.

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crosswell
11-27-2014, 02:24 AM
Everyone has different taste. That was the thesis of my argument in the second post about Campbell's. I get some of you guys saying her style may not be for you. That's totally believable. But saying Hex should have ONE style is crazywords. Now is the time to experiment. Open your hearts folks.

More eye candy: http://www.geocities.ws/rebeccaguayfan/images/guay_mtg_perish.jpg

Tachi_The_Lion
11-27-2014, 02:56 AM
Since Wizards (stupidly) doesn't seem to care for her style anymore. HEX should approach her to commission some cards. I would buy 50 of every card Rebecca Guay did. Please sign if you agree.

http://magiccards.info/query?q=a:%22rebecca+guay%22&v=card&s=cname

I mean, look at this freaking card! http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/daily/td/td127_spellstutter.jpg

I, Fridged, hereby declare my undying love for Guay. It is criminal she is no longer used and we should totally take advantage of this opportunity.

I, X, hereby sign this petition simply because Fridged is.

Erukk
11-27-2014, 02:58 AM
I would have to agree that her art style probably would suit Hex as a whole, but I could easily see her doing some Elf and Coyotle pieces and different spells, since they would fit in better with her more ethereal(?) type of art.

IANAAS (I am not an art snob)

Tachi_The_Lion
11-27-2014, 03:06 AM
I would have to agree that her art style probably would suit Hex as a whole, but I could easily see her doing some Elf and Coyotle pieces and different spells, since they would fit in better with her more ethereal(?) type of art.

IANAAS (I am not an art snob)

lol, no, that's not snobbish.

A snob has to say: "Her post-impressionist style in no way relate to the staidness of the Hex environment. But her style would synchronize well with a card surrounded by mysticism."

cough cough, snobbishness is hard to do... Don't try this at home (or at work)

Voormas
11-27-2014, 03:27 AM
I love the variety of art in Hex and think that including more artists with their own kind of distinct style like Guay would be great! I disagree that any artist should have to alter their style to "fit" Hex because we should be able to embrace something different - it's just pictures on a card after all

wutae
11-27-2014, 03:30 AM
Well i dont really like her art style, and i would like to add that by asking to hire Guay you kind of insult the current art team. Her art may or may not be good depending the person who views her art, but it definetely doesnt go along with the rest of Hex art. Having different Art style in magic which is a Physical Card game is acceptable, but in digital format that may not be as good as you think it will be.

Pheelon
11-27-2014, 03:58 AM
If not some "mainstream" cards at least some AAs would be great with er Art idd!

Thepsis
11-27-2014, 04:04 AM
maybe for some AA but i would stay away from mtg artists till law suit is solved

PhoenixMD
11-27-2014, 04:11 AM
I wouldn't like her art style also in HEX. Just personal opinion. Though her art could be used for story telling background panels in PVE dungeons to show the story being told or being developed as you progress :)

crosswell
11-27-2014, 04:32 AM
Eh, the lawsuit doesn't apply. Former (Rebecca hasn't done a piece for them in years) and current Magic artists don't work for Wizards of the Coast; they obviously are already out to 'get' Cryptozoic, and nothing will change that. I did think of that. I could be putting my foot in my mouth here but I believe Hex artwork is paid on commission as well, so no one would be put out if a big name did a couple pieces. More likely a big name would attract more interest in the game we enjoy.

I would never fault anyone for their personal opinion, least of all you Phoenix. Fridged understands art is subjective. Fridged talk like Hulk and walk out of this thread to sad piano music now.

Xenavire
11-27-2014, 04:40 AM
Heres an idea - PvE art. Going off the current PvP sets, these wouldn't mesh right now, but there no reason they wouldn't in PvE. :)

fabriazp
11-27-2014, 06:03 AM
Guay is one of my fave artits in MTG along with KEV WALKER.

ossuary
11-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Nobody holds a candle to Jesper Myrfors. You younglings and your computer-generated art just don't understand what true quality craftsmanship used to be,.

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/be/45.jpg

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/be/12.jpg

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/dk/39.jpg

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/dk/14.jpg

meetthefuture
11-27-2014, 07:19 AM
I like her style, but I don't want to see it on cards tbh

lightreaper
11-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Would make fantastic Coyotle art no doubt, as they tend to go a bit more abstract with Cotoyle stuff (which I love), but she will either be too expensive or not something they want to associate themselves with until after the lawsuit concludes. That said, yes, I'd love for her to do stuff, though I don't expect it will ever happen and inviting yet more comparisons with Magic is ehhhhhh...

Kroan
11-27-2014, 08:27 AM
Would make fantastic Coyotle art no doubt, as they tend to go a bit more abstract with Cotoyle stuff (which I love), but she will either be too expensive or not something they want to associate themselves with until after the lawsuit concludes. That said, yes, I'd love for her to do stuff, though I don't expect it will ever happen and inviting yet more comparisons with Magic is ehhhhhh...
Because getting her to do art is much worse then getting art done by Zoltan Boros when it comes to the lawsuit :|

Honestly it's has nothing to do with each other. Artists are free to chose with whomever they want to work.

Stok3d
11-27-2014, 08:51 AM
I do not like her style at all--would prefer to not see it anywhere in Hex. This doesn't make the grade here.

lightreaper
11-27-2014, 08:56 AM
I do not like her style at all--would prefer to not see it anywhere in Hex. This doesn't make the grade here.Wait, you don't like her style!? I know taste is entirely subjective and this is not a knock against you in anyway, but holy cow what!

http://i.imgur.com/dsO92li.jpg

Beautiful!

Stok3d
11-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Wait, you don't like her style!? I know taste is entirely subjective and this is not a knock against you in anyway, but holy cow what!


I clicked Her Link (http://magiccards.info/query?q=a:%22rebecca+guay%22&v=card&s=cname) and reviewed the cards. Being an old school MtG player, I quickly identified all the artwork I least liked in that game. I honestly was surprised they commissioned her at any point. The current art Hex has in game imo is about 10x levels above this. As for people stating AA, I really like to prefer the AA over the current versions.

IMO, she would instantly bring in the worst art into this game if she were hired in. There is a reason she got the axe from WotC.

Edit: What I wrote sounds rather harsh after rereading. While the water colors may look wonderful on a wall, I don't feel it meshes well onto cards nor inline with the direction HexEnt is going.

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/7e/59.jpg

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/ne/101.jpg

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/st/125.jpg

http://magiccards.info/scans/en/mm/232.jpg

[img]http://magiccards.info/scans/en/7e/66.jpg[/url]

[img]http://magiccards.info/scans/en/po2/65.jpg[/url]

Punk
11-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Regardless of how good Bitterblossom is, I have always loved this art.

Falaris
11-27-2014, 10:01 AM
http://drewbaker.com/portfolio.asp

http://drewbaker.com/portfolio9.asp

YourOpponent
11-27-2014, 10:04 AM
I could see Rebbecca's artwork being great for the Elves or the Coyotle.

Thrawn
11-27-2014, 10:49 AM
My two cent opinion would be that she is a very talented artist but her art style would not fit AT ALL in Hex right now.

Xenavire
11-27-2014, 10:53 AM
My two cent opinion would be that she is a very talented artist but her art style would not fit AT ALL in Hex right now.

Funny - I think the same. I do think there might be a place in PvE (simply because we haven't seen the bulk of it, and there may already be similar art in PvE - remains to be seen.)

But as nice as the art is, it doesn't seem like it would fit in Hex.

striderz
11-27-2014, 11:19 AM
If they're going to hire people to do AA art work, I would like some Cards done by:

Yoshitaka Amano
rebecca sugar

Vorpal
11-27-2014, 11:19 AM
The art is good but more as full scale wall watercolors. I don't think it fits Hex cards very well.

chromus
11-27-2014, 11:41 AM
I'm gonna have to agree. With all due respect, I don't think her art is good for fantasy card games' actual card art. Maybe some promotional goods or some game board/keep backgrounds. Card art needs to be impactful in order to get across the feeling or theme of what the card is about or what it is trying to accomplish. This style of art just doesn't do enough.

magic_gazz
11-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Nice art, but not for Hex.

Also there are probably thousands of talented artists out there who would charge less.

bootlace
11-27-2014, 12:33 PM
I feel Hex has created a really unique, creative, lively and colorful world and cards that bring it to life for me are things like: Shoggoth, Demented Demolisher, Gortezuma, Living Totem, Storm Cloud, Jovial Pippit, Monsuun, The Mushwocky, Eurig,The Killipede, Xentoth's Inquisitor AA, Canyon Scout, Gas Troll (hmm no humans listed, we need some more bad-ass humans).

With over the top characters featuring scary spiders, crazy ninja rabbits, bloodthirsty orcs, and scheming dwarves - the tone of the art needs to be colorful, bold, and the illustrations need to have character. Just my humble non-professional opinion.

Werlix
11-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Yeah not for Hex IMO

Voormas
11-27-2014, 02:12 PM
The fact that so many people think it wouldn't work for Hex makes me want to see it happen even more now :p

Rieper
11-27-2014, 03:01 PM
bootlace:
Victoria AA and queen grace are beautiful, who needs bad-ass humans?
Yet we also got War Prodigy, who looks to be wielding 2 2H swords and has a bad-ass armor, how is he not bad-ass? :P

Kroan
11-28-2014, 04:07 AM
She didn't get "axed" by WotC. She still works for them on D&D stuff. People don't know good art when they see it obviously ;)

ossuary
11-28-2014, 04:21 AM
It's almost like art is subjective or something, and cannot ever be universally identified as objectively good or bad. ;)

Zomnivore
11-28-2014, 10:41 PM
1. I see no problem with alternative art styles as long as they're done sparingly enough to make them interesting little deviations from the norm.

2. It may or may not be worth it depending on how she prices herself...could be that cze isn't after 'name brand' stuff atm...no clue if that values out to be worth it.

Could be they've got a network of artists in mind and want to continue building working relationships with em.

silverlocke
11-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Doesn't seem to fit with the current style.

Reminds me of old Lord of the Rings cartoon styles.

EntropyBall
11-29-2014, 10:27 AM
I am personally not a fan of that art style for TCG cards. I think its jarring when certain cards have a vastly different art style than other cards.

Ertzi
11-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Anson Maddocks all the way for me personally.

Blowfeld
11-30-2014, 03:33 AM
That is totally not my style of art.

She is very talented, but still. I do not like it.

Osthall
11-30-2014, 06:44 AM
It's almost like art is subjective or something, and cannot ever be universally identified as objectively good or bad. ;)

Must be oss, since I think her artwork is terrible ;)