Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine responded to my question about made-to-order geeky holiday cards. Valentines Day was coming up and he wanted something extra special and unique for his main squeeze. Being geeky and a video game enthusiast, he mused "How about a Mortal Kombat themed card?"

The following is inspired by true events. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent :)

I learned a good deal about movable cards researching the Hot Fuzz card, and I wanted to incorporate some of the same principles into this. Almost right away I thought about Scorpion pulling his enemies towards him. Then Pete says "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a female Sub Zero?" And instantly I hit the interwebs, finding cosplay images of the wonderful Marie-Claude Bourbonnais (I'm not linking to her, she does some amazing cosplay, but also a lot of... fetish art... NSFW). I also scored images for Scorpion, a nice background, and download a MK themed font. In the end, I came up with this:

The final card underwent some minor tweaks, working with the idea of Scorpion pulling Frost on a ribbon tied around her, versus a bloody spike in her chest. I also worked the outside with an interesting quote from Sun Tzu about fighting that I thought was applicable to love as well. Here's the final piece, which was met with much love and praise :)

Aww they're kissing!!

Thanks for reading everyone :)

1 comment:

  1. That is both lovely and terrible all at once. Great job!