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The publishing house Urania, specialized on a wide variation of card games, published a manga tarot. I got the request to illustrate this deck.

I had to draw all of 78 cards. What a huge amount of work! Mercifully, my ideas didn't run out.^^
By the way, the titles are originally printed in English. The translations are on the left side of the card.

The cards should look like vintage prints. Thus the colour parts are even and partially decorated with patterns. In order to avoid too bright, colorful and mawkish cards, I decided to use only four slightly discreet colours (winered, bottle-green, pale yellow and dark grey-blue) and mixed them and added some pattern.
For the outlines I used a very soft and small pen nib and drew them intensely so that they become more thick. The variation of the thickness of the lines let the drawings look lively and the figures stick out.
I took the style of Kaori Yuki and the ancient eras as examples.

I decided to design the border in Art Deco style. I considered to do it in a baroque or victorian style before, but it would have looked too antiquated, so I let it be. Art Deco was arising about 1910/1920, thus it is characterised by an expressionistic and dynamic form. This style combines the classic, ancient decorations with the modernity.
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Outlines: pen nib, black indian ink
Images: computer coloration (program: Micrografx Picture Publisher 10)
Border: Corel Draw X3 (vectors)
Paper type: Bristol Board
Size: DIN A4 (29,7 x 21 cm)
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ISBN: 978-3-03819-404-0
Number of cards: 78
Card size: 7 x 12cm
4-lingual: D/F/E/S
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www.viviane.ch
Artist Description
Viviane The publishing house Urania, specialized on a wide variation of card games, published a manga tarot. I got the request to illustrate this deck. I had to draw all of 78 cards. What a huge amount of work! Mercifully, my ideas didn't run out.^^ By the way, the titles are originally printed in English. The translations are on the left side of the card. The cards should look like vintage prints. Thus the colour parts are even and partially decorated with patterns. In order to avoid too bright, colorful and mawkish cards, I decided to use only four slightly discreet colours (winered, bottle-green, pale yellow and dark grey-blue) and mixed them and added some pattern. For the outlines I used a very soft and small pen nib and drew them intensely so that they become more thick. The variation of the thickness of the lines let the drawings look lively and the figures stick out. I took the style of Kaori Yuki and the ancient eras as examples. I decided to design the border in Art Deco style. I considered to do it in a baroque or victorian style before, but it would have looked too antiquated, so I let it be. Art Deco was arising about 1910/1920, thus it is characterised by an expressionistic and dynamic form. This style combines the classic, ancient decorations with the modernity. ------------------------------- Outlines: pen nib, black indian ink Images: computer coloration (program: Micrografx Picture Publisher 10) Border: Corel Draw X3 (vectors) Paper type: Bristol Board Size: DIN A4 (29,7 x 21 cm) ------------------------------- ISBN: 978-3-03819-404-0 Number of cards: 78 Card size: 7 x 12cm 4-lingual: D/F/E/S ------------------------------- www.viviane.ch
Comments
Dustin C. 2007-12-13 08:38:21 wow! thats really cool, these cards came out excellent!
Def Character 2007-12-13 09:12:37 Heh i envy you for getting you work so well spread b^^ excellent work
Squiditha 2007-12-13 13:39:49 Thats sooo cool! Where could I order a deck? E-mail me the ifo at OctopusCt9@yahoo.com (if im able to order some).
Caffeine 2007-12-13 19:17:06 that's awesome!! I really like the "cups", hilarious.
Zeph 2007-12-13 22:04:56 nicely done. it's great that you're reaching out there and letting yourself be well known. Awesome job
Viviane 2007-12-14 05:38:55 Thank you very much for your kind compliments!!! I'm very glad you like the deck!~^_____^~
Viviane 2007-12-14 05:39:46 @ Squiditha: You got an e-mail now.^^
Rikku_aka_Chico 2007-12-14 13:02:40 wow! so much details!!! great job! you rock^^~
mama_logon 2007-12-14 17:04:24 impressive *clapping hands*
yurusanzo 2007-12-15 01:47:40 i like the cups and the moon... cant live without em :P
Kimiko 2007-12-15 07:40:03 It's beautiful, wish that i could buy a deck \(^.^)/
Marius 2007-12-20 06:50:01 Wow cool! lots of fine details ^^ *bows* must've taken alot of patience to pull all that off!
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