Monday, July 14, 2014
Marseille Sophistiqué - Tarot Illustration (part 3)
I'm happy with the Wands and coins a bit more open-looking suits.
I've done away with the faux stains, because there was something weird about stains on cards treated to resist them (we're planning on doing a matte coating if possible, but it will still be clearly coated), but otherwise these have seen little conceptual difference from the previous sets.
On the Wands, I emphasized their ends as knobs rather than flared, to be sure they and the swords couldn't get confused. My emphasis on this set was the more natural feeling, which was a heavy influence in the previous suits, as well. What catalyzed it was actually the older forms of the wooden branch-style wands (Ace, Page, Knight) which I felt, when more flared and in red and green, resembled some sort of alien thigh more than a branch.
Note: the 2 of coins will be getting new text due to a different translation