Cards: Diamonds

Halloo all!

I've been hard at work on the other suits for my deck of cards. First, I spent a while just brainstorming for the additional three suits. I hadn't really thought about the others when I settled on sparrows for the spade cards. So I did some doodling and a handful of sketches and finally decided that I didn't want to draw birds for every suit. Instead I settled on two sets of birds and two sets of mammals. I've been doodling foxes in my sketchbook for a while now, so I thought, why not a foxy royal family?

This time around, I did all of the number cards first. I already had quick templates, so it was easy to sub in diamonds and flip around the colors.

Once I was done with the number cards, I moved on to the Ace, using the design for the Ace of Spades as a jumping off point.


Followed quickly by my Jack, who I imagined to be a wily, mischievous sort of character.


The Queen was a wistful, almost sad, lady fox.


And finally, the King, a concerned and regal sort of royal.


This time I also took a handful of photos of the actual printed cards -


I packaged them in a handy little case.




And finally, the full suit.


3 comments:

Sarah said...

That is amazing! Excellent foxes.

Benjamin Kalish said...

These are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the full deck!

Amanda said...

How did I miss this post the first time around? Those foxes are fabulous! :)

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