VIZAĜO Playing Cards have Arrived!
VIZAĜO - red and blue tuck boxes, card backs and the two jokers

VIZAĜO Playing Cards have Arrived!

The artwork for VIZAĜO was almost a year in the making, followed by two months (2 campaigns) on Kickstarter, and then, just under 5 months in pre-production and printing. The…

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VIZAĜO Pre-Printing Updates

It's been a busy few weeks since the campaign on Kickstarter ended. Collating numbers and getting everything prepared for printing is such an exciting phase of this journey and a…

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VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches
VIZAĜO - red deck: Lumina - Full design on tuck box

VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches

VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode - All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too…

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Looking back at the Illustration Process
The story of Jacks, surrounded by inspiration and colour

Looking back at the Illustration Process

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,…

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Designing a Playing Card Back

Colour sets the tone, look and feel of almost everything. If you change the colours around, the same design and artwork can take on a completely different look... This post is a short journey through designing with colour in mind. And a reminder: Today is the last day to vote in the deck design contest!

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Cover Designs, Websites & a Deck Design Contest

My mother writes books, over the years she has published several books and collected poems, she also writes regular reviews about the many different books she reads ... Wielding a pen…

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Why there’s so much to Love about Cards

If you have visited here before, you'll know I love cards (both Tarot and Playing cards). Having just published my second deck, I feel I'm still at the beginning of a most inspiring journey, which I hope will…

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Playing Cards: Links to buy, Images & Interview

It's been a busy week since the playing cards arrived from the printer; wrapping and packing decks to send on their way to new homes. It's an exciting pastime, which may see me graduate to assistant…

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Inspiration for Art comes in many Shapes and Sizes

I don't think it's possible to pin-point exactly how ideas form, as they tend to pop up when we're looking the other way.  It is possible though, to dwell on the various things that…

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Tarot and Playing cards – Artwork update

After delving into pen and ink drawings it's time for a digital painting update ... In this Tarot themed post you'll find a preview of the latest additions to my upcoming playing cards ...…

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Pssst… 15% discount on Tarot decks

This month I'm offering a discount on Nine Lives Tarot decks, to celebrate the 1 year anniversary since publishing the deck in November last year. It has been a busy…

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Tarot Journey coming to an end

Visual vs Vocabulary Periods of intense creative work tend to conflict with my ability to 'write about' the process. When I was at art school teachers would often want to see…

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