Howdy lovely people
Sorry, I've not been very active lately. Uni strikes back again on daily bases and the battle won't be over until the end of the month. The enemy is also working on some bad bad plans called exames. Those sneaky bastards. Anyway:
Here is some more Ideas on the 3ofS. I dismissed the group concepts for now. The base design for this one is what I found to be the most common design for the Three of Swords: a heart pierced by three swords:
The card deals with Absence. Sorrow. Disappointment. Strife. Removal. Dispersion. Diversion. Opposition. Separation. Delay. Betrayal. Abandonment. Rejection. A reversal of fortune. And getting in touch with pain and sorrow.
I went for the latter aspect in my sketches, even though in a more physical way than the card probably stands for. If anybody has some ideas for a concept that deals with a more mental kind of pain/lost let me know.
The composition of the first sketch looks somewhat classic. But the blood stain is on the right side of her chest and I'd rather want it to be on the left because that's were the heart is. So far I think the second posture is the most credible one. You would probably go for this posture in order to show that you are sacrificing your blood on purpose or that your are harming your own hand deliberately with a clear cut. The blood stain in her hand is a little small and the blood doesn't look like it's having the form of a heart yet. I will have to do some anatomy and hand studies in order to find a good solution for that. The third sketch looks more like an injury that is performed accidentally due to anger or wrath.
The colors don't represent anything. Just used them to give it some structure.
Instinct: Good to see the foreground is back. I think it's really crucial for the atmosphere of this one. Is she carrying four more swords behind her back?
Nike: Cool, now I can see what you had in mind with the mask designs. For "the world" I think it would be more effective to replace the right planet by the moon since it gets a little lost on the right side of the composition. I think in mythology it is quite an important and cool symbol for duality.
Mimer: The head looks cool, reminds me of that robot from Metropolis. The posture fits better, too for compositional purposes..