I recently created an illustration for Philadelphia Magazine about the rise in popularity of Tarot Cards and Astrology. People were pretty excited to see some of their favorite Philadelphia icons represented in this way, SO - due to the overwhelming interest I've received, I'm left with no choice but to bring this concept to life as a complete Philly-themed Tarot card deck! I'll be posting pen and ink drawings daily on Instagram @boylejames as I work through a complete 78 card Rider-Waite inspired deck, along with a Kickstarter campaign to finish, print and produce the decks. Be sure to follow along @boylejames, as I'll be taking suggestions for all Major and Minor Arcana cards.
The original pen and ink drawings with the colored versions, ready for print.
Risks and challenges
Taking on this project is both extremely fun and incredibly difficult! Although I couldn't pass up this opportunity to respond to such positive feedback on my original Philly Mag illustration, the task of drawing, coloring and putting the final touches on a full 78-card Tarot deck is pretty daunting. Not to mention *hopefully* completing and shipping them out in time for the holidays! (UPDATE: See update #3 for my new timeline - decks to be completed around end of February!) Luckily this project coincides with #Inktober, a yearly drawing challenge I participate in.
And the ultimate challenge - meeting all of your expectations! All of your positive comments and creative suggestions continuously motivate me while I attempt to nail 78 Philly-references! Keep them coming!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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