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.