Tag Archives: court cards

Preparing to Launch VIZAĜO on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO by Abolina Art

VIZAĜO is a custom illustrated deck of playing cards depicting vibrant and colourfully segmented faces. This is a fun deck, which aims to be both collectable and very much playable! Due to launch on Kickstarter very soon, find out more in this post. Continue reading

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Poker Size Deck and Competition Entry

Here is a preview of Nine Lives Playing Cards – the poker size deck… After a busy month of adjusting the original artwork, painting additional detail (to make use of the wider card size), and repositioning indices and other elements – the design is completed… and has been entered in the 2nd Annual PCF Deck Design Competition. Continue reading

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Playing Cards – the Royal Diamond Pentacles

Illustrated playing card

Here are the latest characters to join my deck of playing cards: Meet the Knight, Queen and King of the Diamond – Pentacle Royal family: From Tarot to Playing Card … After working on Nine Lives Tarot for more than 3

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Playing Cards – Clubs and Hearts

The Court characters are keeping me busy with my latest project to create a set of playing cards inspired by Nine Lives Tarot. While re-painting them (standing on their heads amongst other things), I have also been learning new things about the

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Today’s Card: The Knight of Swords

Nine Lives Tarot - Knight of Swords - Annette Abolins

The Knight of Swords was adamant to be chosen for ‘Today’s Card’ – having recently spent extra time with him (in the shape of an ink drawing), I thought it was quite appropriate that he should be allowed to speak for action and

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Drawing Update – The Visual Guide

Knight of Swords - WIP - Pen & ink Annette Abolins

In between other projects, I am busy creating a visual guide to accompany Nine Lives Tarot. This is a slow yet thoroughly enjoyable venture, where each stroke of ink on paper gives me time to delve deeper into the fascinating

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Introducing A Royal Feast

Raven guide - Annette Abolins

I discovered the talkative side of the court characters when I was creating the artwork for Nine Lives Tarot. Where other Tarot characters fell into my imagination quietly, the Royal family members invariably arrived with a long string of words…

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