Today I got some thumbnails from the It's Alive! artist R H Aidley. They're hand-drawn sketches to get an idea of the layout and composition. I've got to look them over and either choose one of each of the options or suggest a different layout.
He's sent me examples of most of the artwork, I'm not going to post them all here, but I will post a few examples. Please bear in mind that this artwork is obviously a long way from being finished. I'd appreciate some feedback :-) As usual you can click on the images to see a bigger version.
First up, the artwork for the 'Arms' card:
Personally I'm leaning towards number three - not sure why.
Secondly, the 'Coffin' card artwork:
Originally I was thinking something like numbers two or three, a simple object like the body parts. But the coffin is conceptually different - it's a wild card that can be used instead of any other part. Maybe the number one, with a scene will convey that better.
Next up the 'Villagers' Uprising' card artwork:
Number two here was my suggestion - the crossed torch and pitchfork to symbolise the angry villagers marching on your castle. However, now I thinking something like number one will again better convey the difference between this card (bad stuff) and the other cards (good stuff).
Finally, here's his take on the exterior of the player shield which hides your progress from the other players:
This is exactly what I asked for, and he's made it look much better than I imagined.
What do you make of it? Likes? Dislikes?