My entire development for The Hierophant and The High Priestess fit into two spreads of my sketchbook. Brainstorming on page one, layouts and studies for faces/masks on page two, and then the cards side by side — it was important to draw them that way to ensure they looked good paired against each other. You’ve already seen the finished High Priestess, and the finished Hierophant is coming soon.
A study for High Priestess — this is meant to be Antigone, but hopefully even if it’s not entirely obvious, the reference to Greek theatre is still clear enough.
I will post the process sketches tomorrow, mostly because I am making two cards at once as I linked them thematically, and I want to show you guys my thought process.
1. My pen nibs in their little box
2. My printing spoon and my printing hammer. Seriously. I make prints with a hammer. And a spoon.
Choice pages from that Moscow 6-day sketchbook challenge featuring
My Friends Looking Weird
Approved Cabin Baggage
Some sketchbook pages from 2011…