So I had grandiose plans yesterday that I could finish painting and gocco the backsides today. Well, at least I finished the painting part today. But that wasn't so difficult really, I'm amazed that it took so long.
So the 15 superfoods in my game are: banana, coffee, chocolate, walnuts, broccoli, avocado, blue green algae, soy, pomegranate, salmon, tiger's penis, shark's fin, yogurt, acai berries, green tea.
[A quick note, Tuesday morning: I'm not personally endorsing these as 'superfoods'. The game is about something quite the oppositethe game cards will detail the problems with many of these items, their environmental impact, the harvesting methods, the declining nutritional values, transportation, labor, etc. Of course, you don't have a way of knowing this, because it's all in my head and I haven't talked about it. But I don't want you all to think that I endorse people eating shark's fin or tiger's penises...]
I'm making 4 sets, so that's 60 little tiny painted cards (the game requires 2 sets, so I'm making double, in case something goes wrong, or they get lost, or whatever). They're not illustrated, just color-coded to indicate the food item. There will be text on the faces of the cards. So here are the cards representing tiger's penis, shark's fin, yogurt, and acai berries. I have yet to print the text...I've yet to WRITE the text, actually.
With the exception of the yogurt, which only had 2 coats of white over 2 coats of gesso, all the other cards had 4-6 coats of colors on top of 2 coats of gesso, which explains why they took so long, I suppose.