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Jack of Swords

Jack of Swords

The third completed card in my tarot card series.

Shiima as the Jack of Swords. Commonly called a knight. I decided to rename them to Jacks for the same reason they call them Jacks instead of Knaves on the modern playing card deck. Namely, that K is the same letter for King. I’m still not positive on that. But its growing on me. I’m also of still of the opinion that the lens flare is a bit cheesy, but I think it adds something to the effect. Opinions?

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15 comments for “Jack of Swords

  1. April 28, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Not cheesy. It definitely adds something. Nice job.

  2. April 28, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    I’m a fan of calling them Jacks. Knaves sounds like an insult or a sissy these days. Besides, it’s a modern deck.

  3. April 28, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    The flare looks good on the black background and with the illustrated style.

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  4. April 28, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Lens flare always works.

  5. April 28, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I like the pose, and the attitude given by the model, but I don’t like how this is in an illustrated style, while the rest of the tarot cards are not. but perhaps i want everything in the smale style for the same reason i want everything in my house to be white – i’m crazy.

  6. April 28, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    @ferrous: thank you.

    @Jack Scoresby: and that has nothing to do with your name?

    @Sick Little Monkey: yeah, that’s why I decided to keep it. I think it gives the swords a certain magical quality.

    @MegaBee: how very 1995 of you. 🙂

    @avolare: thanks. I was definitely happy with his pose and attitude. The reason it doesn’t seem to match stylistically is because its the only sword card that is done. Each suit has a different linking style that unites them. All the swords are going to look like this, while all of the cups for instance are going to be B&W color cutouts.

  7. April 29, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Not really. I’m fond of the name Jack for many reasons like that though. The various Jacks in cards. Jack of all trades, Jack Frost, Jack O Lantern, etc.

  8. April 29, 2007 at 9:01 am

    @Jack Scoresby: yeah, I know… I was teasing. I think I may go with this. I like it conceptually.

  9. April 29, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Very nice and the lens flare works with the overall look of the card.

  10. April 29, 2007 at 10:34 am

    @sadandbeautiful (Sarah): yeah, people are easing my fears on that. Thank you.

  11. April 29, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Excellent conception of this card. The lens flare – I’m neutral on it – either way.

  12. April 29, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    @xrox: Thank you.

  13. May 11, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Oh! I like this one. I’m adopting it as mine…

  14. May 11, 2007 at 12:46 am

    @βonne: what do you mean?

  15. October 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called ESGRIMA,ESCRIME,FECHTEN,ARMS,MEDIEVAL,HISTORY,ART,TEATRE., and we’d love to have this added to the group!

    Nos gustaria tener esta foto en el grupo.Gracias.
    Nous sommes ravis d’avoir cette photo dans grupo.Merci.
    We are delighted to have this photo in grupo.Thank you.
    Wir freuen uns, dass dieses Foto in grupo.Danke.
    Siamo felici di avere questa foto in grupo.Grazie.
    Jsme potěšeni, že tato fotografie v grupo.Děkujeme vám.

    Y de tenerle a Vd. en el grupo.Et de vous garder dans le groupe.
    And keep you in the group.Und halten Sie in der Gruppe
    .E vi tengono nel gruppo.A abyste se v rámci skupiny.
    E mantê-lo no grupo.
    World Esgrima,Escrime, Fechten,Sword,Arms, Medieval,History,Antígua,Art,Theatre.

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