I’ve been working on a new personal illustration series based on the Major Arcana cards in the Rider-Waite tarot deck. At the beginning of last year, Night Shift was commissioned to design and illustrate a set of Major Arcana cards based on their properties for HBO Canada. It was one of my favourite projects from last year, and I had a lot of fun with the process of adapting a new creative concept to an existing conceptual structure, in this case, tarot cards.
So here is the first illustration from Arcana Arcana; I’m not going in any particular order, and the series may not contain the complete set of 21 cards (I will probably regret numbering them). The imagery is an extension of the Lamplighters series I began earlier this year, but I’m trying to be conceptually looser than I am by nature.