Suit of Coins

When I moved onto the last suit of cards I knew I needed to change the style up again. When I first got the markers I did a test illustration using one color to create the illustration. I love how that piece turned out so decided that I needed to try and recapture the magic.

Some of these pieces work really well and some suffer from me forcing the style on weaker compositions. As a whole I am pleased with how they came out and what I learned, but I don’t think I would use some of these colors again for this style of work.

The MercenaryCoins
My initial attempt at this style was done in red, so it was natural I started with red.
The HunterCoins
Green was tough to work with because of the heavy variation in hues.
The GuardsmanCoins
I love the way this piece came out. The guardsmen standing faceless before their emperor is very Star Wars.
The SkaldCoins
This is my least favorite piece. I hate the brown and I feel the composition is weak.
The ApprenticeCoins
This is a recreation of the illustration I did of the Apprentice for my Kickstarter. I like it.
The Caravan MasterCoins
This piece is a homage to my friend John, who role-played the greatest merchant character of all time, Jargas.
The Ana SisterCoins
I kind of cheated with this one, going more warm colors than sticking to a single color. I think the piece is all the stronger for it.
The GuildsmanCoins
I was trying to capture a thief (The Guildsman) working in a crowded market, but it got muddled. Live and learn.
The InquisidarCoins
There is not a lot going on here, but it is still pretty striking. I think the technical skills are strong, but the illustration is boring.
The BearskinCoins
I love this piece. The reds pop and the composition is strong.
The GalgagramrCoins
These last three pieces are great with strong composition and execution.
The Alfar KingCoins
This one is just weird, but works. I guess the Alfar King has moose antlers.