Thought, deliberation and brainstorming have all played their part in naming my upcoming playing cards, which makes it all the more exciting to finally announce the name of the deck: VIZAĜO – [Vi-za-djoh] is the Esperanto word for face – and alongside visually describing the artwork, I really like the idea of a global language with dreams of uniting humanity across borders. […]
The Diamond colour palette is accentuated by green – and after a week of painting, three Diamond courts are excited to step on to the scene. I will be showing comparisons between the suits as this new (still unnamed) deck progresses, though if you want a sneak peek of the cards I’ve illustrated so far, here are links […]
In tarot, the King of Rods (or Wands) is loyal and trustworthy. He also shows up as a natural leader, a great listener and a creative visionary, in short – he seems like a nice guy :) The new playing cards I’m currently illustrating don’t have an official link to tarot, however, the two systems meet and […]
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!
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 wrapper at the local post office :) I do want to say thank you, as your support inspires me to continue exploring this magical and visually exciting […]
Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly… My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding enjoyment and love of music. He recently had a ‘big’ birthday (along with a party to write home about), and I did this drawing, wanting to capture some […]
Re-designing and updating websites (or portfolios) is a bit like moving the furniture around, or throwing things in a suitcase and going for a drive in search of a new view … sometimes things get left behind or fall behind the couch. When one of my web pages ends up behind the couch, moves, has gone on holiday […]
This time of the year is like a kaleidoscope of bright colours! Outdoors we have the sun, blue skies and a zillion shades of green splashed across the scenery; on trees, grass, leaves and bushes. The ocean treats us to every shade of blue, green, grey, violet and even black (at night) … Everywhere you look there is […]