Hahaha! Well, you'd be hard pressed to find a more expressive face than Mr.Baker!
Yeah, that was my thinking on the card choice. Is a really interesting topic actually, looking forward to getting into it. On that note, lunchtime sketches attached. It's training for the '5 cups' or 'crying over spilt milk'. I tried to imagine the look of a man without a PC to work on at home.
Only joking, bit of internet ref used.
Another lunchtime sketch on the Ace of Wands idea. Still no confirmation on this as my selection as yet, so I'd better not get too far ahead until the list is updated! Anyways, a quickie sketch based on the idea of 'fire' being the major element for this card.
Bit disjointed working in 40 minute stints, but I'm expecting my replacement PC tomorrow so I'll be able to pick up the pace.
I'm reading up on cups:
The Knight of Cups isthe Lord of Waves and Water, often defined as the fiery aspect of water.
When you think of the Cup cards, think of the deep mysterious essence of water - an essential element of life itself.
You're taking the fire thing quite literally, do you think we should make the elements prominent in all our designs? Still not sure what direction we're heading. I did some sketching but nothing worth exposing to the light of day, yet!
thegrayslayer, interesting sketch. I think you should focus less on the element and more on what the card represents though. Possibly make the wand the point of focus? This reference pic might help you see what I mean.
Ha! Well, it's up to you what you post obviously - I was just gonna put anything I can get done here as a record of what I'm thinking.
I've been thinking about the link between the cards, and I don't know how crucial it is given that the ultimate aim is to combine all of the teams cards into one deck (chosen from the best designs). If you have an awesome character-driven idea for one of your cards, I don't think you should be tied to anything to hamper it. Not at this stage, at least? Oh, I agree on the fire thing being too literal. On reading a bit, I imagine the Ace of Wands as a character to be some kinda demi-God creating worlds and such like. Creative force being the key, not destructive (which is what I would normally associate with fire).
Will your characters be humanoid / humanistic or are you 'thinking more outside the box' ?
Oh, and my choices have been confirmed so we know our set now. Am going to pick up the pace with ideas and posting when I get setup.
Not sure if you've already found this site as I'm the late-comer: www.tarotteachings.com has nice-and-simple explanations of each card with all the key images you'd expect to see featured on each card.
AG., probably best not to get bogged down with linking these together just yet? There may naturally be a link once the designs are seen as a group. I think the main focus is strong character design for each.
Some moodboards for my cards.
The designs are pretty dark and straightforward. I like the idea of a skeleton riding a horse, so I'll go with that. For Death though I'm debating between a full figure or a portrait shot like on the site you linked us to. The decision will be made after some sketching
Some good images, particularly drawn to the black guy on white horse. It's a difficult picks these I reckon, as you're probably wanting to create something different from the cliché. At the same time, both 'Death' and 'Devil' conjure up common images that most people will expect to see.
Death: I like the undead horse, or maybe the beast needn't be a horse at all but something more striking / original?
Haven't decided yet. As much as I favor the feel of the reaper in armor riding a horse, I don't want to completely rip off the Rider-Waite deck, so I'll definitely try to put a unique twist on it. Could always have him riding a bull or something of that sort, but not too far-fetched like a mythological creature. Want the style to lean more towards realism than fantasy.
Yeah, I imagined a zombie-buffalo or boar. Or bigger?
Haha, I like the rhino! Maybe! A yack could work, too. Anything bigger might not suit the reaper.
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