Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO – in two colour versions. There’s also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.
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 […]
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.
I’ve made a start on a new deck of cards, which I’m hoping to share with you as it evolves … A design all about faces and colour, where my aim is to create a fully custom, playable and surreally happy deck of cards.
Welcome to part three of Water Lines – Pen & ink – a virtual tour of artworks I recently showed in a group exhibition. Meet the Orcas, the sailors up the mast rounding Cape Horn, and of course, no ship is fully crewed without a cat at the helm …
The humble beginnings of a new body of work, for an exhibition about Water. In this post I also delve into the past, where seafaring adventures and events are a huge source of inspiration in my art, and fuel my ongoing fascination with sailing ships and the ocean.
Time for some more ink drawings :) Drawings from the James Craig I want to do more detailed drawings of this beautiful ship … these sketches are, for me, the perfect way to play around with pen strokes, while getting more of a feel for the intricate detail found in every nook and cranny… Pen […]
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 […]
I’m back again with the next four cards in my Tarot series; number 6 in the four suits. I’ve also done some printing research and am patiently (or impatiently) waiting on a sample from a company who can print odd sizes with rounded corners. Finding the right printing company is creeping further up on my […]
In this post I thought I’d talk a little about my drawing process with the tarot cards, before showing you the next 4 cards… hope you enjoy :) First I start with the idea – The idea is an important step, as once the image has formed in my head, the drawing is sort of […]