While I am eager and most excited to complete the final stages of VIZAĜO, a slight problem with a broken finger has forced me to be patient for a few weeks, something I struggle with on the best of days… Yet attempting to clamber up rocks on a bushwalk was so hilariously silly that I’m just going to […]
As I wish you all a happy start to the new year, it is also time to introduce the two Jokers in my upcoming deck of playing cards. Representing fun, surprise, and endless possibilities, the Joker has a way of inspiring many ideas and different directions … In Nine Lives Playing Cards , the jokers became the […]
This post introduces the King of Spades, along with latest revisions to the 12 court cards. I also talk about name ideas for this still to be named deck of cards – and share Work in Progress on Aces and number cards.
The design process invariably includes revisions and changes – and in this update I want to share the latest tweaks to the new playing cards I’m working on. I’ve been posting updates of the progress of the cards on the Playing Card Forum where I received some great feedback about extending the background. Once pointed out, I could see […]
Following on from my previous post, which is all about the beginnings of a new deck of playing cards … This update takes a look at the suit of Clubs.. From the drawing board to preview of the coloured playing card artwork.
If you have followed my Tarot journey from the start (congratulations are in order!), you may know that this project initially began with a symbolic self-portrait-like interpretation of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana. As I drew more cards, my focus moved to a broader interpretation of ‘self’, while still maintaining a mostly female […]
A Page is seen as a youthful messenger; a voice speaking for the suit to which he or she belongs. In the drawings (pen & ink), I used key symbols in addition to the suit symbol, as a vehicle for delivering the ‘message’. I have then used colours in the painted version to further bring […]
The 9 and 10 of swords bring me to the end of the minor arcana on my tarot card journey. I find the symbolic nature of swords fascinating, even though I’ve never wielded a sword and am far from being a master of the mind ;) The 9 of Swords – the woman sitting in […]
Today has been another day of painting tarot cards … :) During winter, my workshop is at least 10 degrees colder than the rest of the house (when I’m in the mood for exaggerations, it’s closer to 20), but once wrapped up in layers I tend to forget about the cold and lose myself in the […]
These two cards bring me to the end of the minor arcana in the suite of cups. Following these will be the four voices of the Royal cards, which I have chosen to put in a group of their own (at least as far as my drawing and thought process go). 9 of Cups A […]