Digital Art Masters is the project originally launched by 3DTotal in 2005. The main idea was to create a catalogue-tutorial dedicated to 2D and 3D artworks. It should showcase the work of some of the finest 2D and 3D artists from around the world collected during a particular year. As a result the project turned into the series of such annual catalogues.
3DTotal itself was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects.
Digital Art Masters: Volume 6 welcomes another 50 up-and-coming and veteran artists and follows the tradition of taking readers beyond the breathtaking images with detailed breakdowns of the techniques and tricks each artist employed while creating their stunning imagery.
But 3DTotal decided to make something special for this volume of Digital Art Masters. They produced a pack of limited edition playing cards to celebrate this volume (a free addition to the volume). Playing cards have appropriate artworks from Digital Art Masters: Volume 6 on them. So the deck can be counted #1 in the series as 3DTotal went on with supplemental playing cards. Three decks have been produced (for Volume 6, 7, 8). Some of them were available for purchase separately from the books.
This article is dedicated to the deck #1 (Volume 6). The deck: 52 playing cards with different artworks + 1 Joker + 1 information card. Bridge size. Playing cards were printed on quite soft cardboard and have a glossy finish.
There are some lines across pictures of several playing cards. Sorry. I am afraid it’s some kind of interaction between the glossy finish and my camera. There are no that lines on real playing cards.
The Ace of Spades – © Dennis Allain
The Two of Spades – © Loic e338Zimmermann
The Three of Spades – © Jian Xu
The Four of Spades – © Jesse van Dijk
The Five of Spades – © Daniil Alikov 2011
The Six of Spades – © Federico Scarbini
The Seven of Spades – © Branko Bistrovic
The Eight of Spades – © Niconoff
The Nine of Spades – © Pierre-Etienne Travers
The Ten of Spades – © Andrei Pervukhin
The Jack of Spades – © Piotr Tatar
The Queen of Spades – © Rebeca Puebla
The picture of the Queen of Diamonds isn’t suitable for persons under 18 years old. If you are 18 years old or older you can see it here [password: 18]
The King of Spades – © Eric Durante 2010