Hey! So I've been working hard on trying to catch upon on work I've been needing to do for the site... such as writing the script for the long-mentioned-yet-still-not-released YouTube videos on the Galarian Language... but another thing I've been putting on the back burner needlessly was working on my Updated Neo Blanks. So far I've only completed blanks for Colorless and Grass-types... until now! Today I managed to crank out BOTH Water and Darkness blanks! Take a look!
Pretty nifty, huh? BTW, one design decision I made for the Darkness-type blanks was to remove the "crown" that existed on the Darkness (and Metal) type icons from the Neo-era designs. Why that crown was added like that in the first place is beyong me... but I guess it was to underline the newness of the types. But, eh... in that case I would have to include it for the Dragon and (would-be) Fairy-type blanks, and that's just needless extra work. Plus there are players in the Masters Division who were born after the introduction of those types, so it's hardly "new" anymore. So I just ditched them for these blanks. ... The thing is, even though this is supposed to emulate the GS-Neo style blanks from 2000, I don't want to emulate EVERYTHING about it... for me it's about capturing the subjective look-and-feel of the original design more than trying to accurately replicate every single decision made about their designs. So no crown for you!
Anyways, the next set of blanks I'm aiming for next are the Dragon and Fairy blanks... though considering that the latter are no longer a thing in the Sword/Shield-era of the TCG, I'm going to turn them into a special type of Psychic-type blanks. That is to say, technically they're still Psychic-type Pokémon in the TCG, but they will be depicted using Fairy-style blanks. It'll make sense when you see them.
Now with four types of blanks completed... I think that's a fair amount done already such that I could actually begin work on making fakes for the GS Space World 1997 set once and for all. In that case... I guess now I need to work out the actual design of the three sets I plan on making for the Space World Pokémon. Buh... maybe after I finish the YouTube videos. I've got enough on my plate as it is!
Anyways, that's it for now. Huzzah! Good times.
You know those nights where you're just so wired and sleepy that you can't sleep? That's me right now. So I thought I'd crank out the Psychic-Fairy blanks as well.
See? This is what I was thinking... so you can definitely tell that these are supposed to be "Fairy-type" cards. However, they are definitely supposed to be Psychic-type cards, given the Psychic-type symbol in the upper corner. And then as I actually make cards with this blank, they'll definitely use Psychic-type energy to attack with. So the idea here is that the Fairy-type is just a superficial look, a style. Hopefully this comes across here.
Anyways, I'm starting to actually get sleepy. So time to go to bed... only to wake up in another 2 hours. Yay me!