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Hi, everyone! I'm so sorry that I haven't been keeping this thread updated, or visiting this forum much at all - I've been so caught up with other real life problems and issues that it's completely slipped my mind. I haven't had a lot of time to draw, either, which is why it's taken so long to get any progress - but I bring great progress this time!

So, I found thegamecrafter.com which lets me create a print-on-demand deck and sell it through the site (which is easier than other POD sites, since then I'd have to distribute it myself too...) ... which means, I can finally bring my deck into creation! I put the last pen-stroke on the King of Pentacles about a month ago, and after much scanning, editing and uploading I got the deck in the post today.

XDDD I am so happy, haha, this is amazing.

Pictures!!

A group of a few cards:


More cards:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...1-23165241.jpg
Close ups of cards:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...1-23164811.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...1-23164651.jpg

The back and a sample card (these are not the real cards, these are just good quality versions that were scanned and edited on my computer, so you have a chance to see a non-wobbly-picture)
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...angel/back.png
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../9pentacle.png
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I am happy. THREE YEARS. YES.

Also!

Buy it and view it in the gamecrafter "shop" here! This will also help me with my finances.... haha. But yeah.

The shipping for non-US (and maybe US as well, idk) people is horrifying, so if you want to buy it (AND YOU KNOW YOU DO) but can't afford the high postage, then PM me or reply here and I'll order it on a cheaper-postage company. However, I can't link to that directly since all other print-your-own-cards websites are "print on demand for yourself only, no selling through us" websites. Also, the cheaper postage will take a lot longer, obviously!

As always, comments and views on the designs are welcomed, though it's a bit late to edit them now .
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As I haven't written a full booklet on the card meanings, and perhaps some of the cards seem strange or hard to see how the animal displayed connects to the archetypes, I've started a card blog.

I'm going to aim to post a new card every day, although I don't know how I can stick to that - it may end up being a new card every Mon/Wed/Friday. Anyway, there's a little introduction and the Six of Pentacles posted.

Feedback is welcomed!
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update: Six of Pentacles, Five of Cups and Jack of Wands have been posted so far at http://blackfantasytarot.wordpress.com. Also, a friend became my first customer yesterday! Haha
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Very cool, Saffi! I love your drawings
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thegracesattar: Thanks a lot!

I've been experimenting with colouring the cards in. I didn't think I'd ever do it, but it's surprisingly effective using 'blocks' of colour digitally underneath the scanned black ink. Here's a sample.

The Fool


Two of Cups


Also posted a few more cards at the blog!

Thoughts?
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I've been looking at these on gamecrafter and shall in the end call in my US mule to help out... I like them a lot !
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Come on, midnight! I have an order to place!

I'm utterly smitten by the pictures on the site.
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Come on, midnight! I have an order to place!

I'm utterly smitten by the pictures on the site.
ER - hello, dear. If you're ordering, do the thing and I will pay you Usual arrangements apply
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I've been experimenting with colouring the cards in. I didn't think I'd ever do it, but it's surprisingly effective using 'blocks' of colour digitally underneath the scanned black ink. ...

Thoughts?
The color blocks have a "commercial" look to them--I'm reminded of magazine illustrations, nothing wrong with that but I find the original b&w more mysterious/exotic/deep-feeling.
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Mine's on the way now

And I agree that it looks better in black and white.
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