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The Nightmare Card by spoonbard The Nightmare Card by spoonbard
For the cover of a book called "The Nightmare Card", written by Catherine Johnson and published by Barrington Stoke. This one was a fun challenge. The brief was to take the tarot card, the Nine of Swords, and adapt the imagery to the cover of a horror novel for teens. It was a great design exercise, and I especially enjoyed referencing all the swords, and looking up info on the tarot card (I have an Aquarian pack that I bought because of a script that involved Tarot, beautiful illustrations!)
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LaptopNinja510 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really well done!
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thanks!
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LaptopNinja510 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome!
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Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Really great work !
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thankyou!
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Treebuzza Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student
may I ask what you use on the computer to create these works of art? I know you probably use a tablet.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I used pencil and paper for the lines, but computer and tablet for the colouring. That's my usual method :)
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Treebuzza Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student
Awsome thanks! :)
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DSil Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooooh, I'd love to see the whole set done in your style!
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'd love to do a whole set too! Maybe someday I'll get the time.
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lucydanger Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
whoa, gorgeous!
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Oliandera Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
That card scares me lil. I like getting the Death card.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a joy to see swords that actually look like swords. Good job on the referencing!
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WolfPawDragonClaw Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Awesome! :D Imagine waking up to THAT!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thats really fantastic! Amazing interpretation of the nine of swords! :)
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Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! It really does look terrifying.
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Lovellyy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
I like this, especially the placing of the swords and the shadows of the bed posts :)
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darthmongoose Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, that's a really striking cover. The perspective is particularly superb, it really feels like she's surrounded by the swords, to very menacing effect.
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algenpfleger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Damn man this is awesome, the way they're arranged both in space and still make an effective graphical pattern, great!
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pokki-kun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
This is amazing!
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SgtSareth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Out of curiosity, have you ever done the Three of Swords? I'm looking for tattoo ideas...
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ligianauta Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
I like that so much!
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lauren-bennett Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What I love is that the swords aren't casting a shadow on anything (from what I can tell). It makes it seem more dreamlike.
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ArtificiallyAwake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love this!!!
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GodRustang Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Writer
best interpretation ive seen yet
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vforvengeance Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
I think some highlights are needed on the blades to make it more edgy, that's what makes Freddy Kruger so awesome
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you did an amazing job on the swords, especially! I always have trouble with the perspective on blades, and have had to resort to using Sketchup sometimes. Did you just freehand these?? :)
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very cool and surreal!
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Seltivo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooo... very cool.
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