Monday, April 6, 2015

An Unironic Knight

Until recently, I've been doing my best to respect the original artists' work and keep as much of their linework and composition as possible. With this card, however, I was really quite ruthless in erasing the bulk of the original cartoon: it was simply too muddy and confused to my eye. There was a castle in the original illustration; I took it out and replaced it with a digital one. There was a tree and several other hunters convening behind Mister Punch in the original illustration; I took  them all out. The result is, perhaps, the least ironic card in the deck, a very straightforward (to my mind) knight of swords. OK for one card -- but I wouldn't want it to become a trend. 

-- Frede.