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King of Hearts by KateKaz King of Hearts by KateKaz
How awesome would a Silmarillion-themed card deck be?

Anyone?

This card features Manwe, Vala of the wind, and Ulmo, Vala of the sea, because the king of hearts represents a loving man tempered with wisdom.

The assignment was to create four cards, each representing either sex, drugs, or rock and roll. So this is my 'sex' card, and, unfortunately, sex can sometimes be more about obsession than anything else. These guys sometimes forget everything due to an obsession with their own realms, but they're still inevitably bound to one another and the fate of the world.



Sketched on paper and then inked and colored in PhotoshopCS4 with the help of some textures from cgtextures.com, spring 2010



The Silmarillion and its characters belong to the Tolkien estate
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great concept. Very cool :)
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Okay, I faved this quite some time back but now that I see it again and behold how ridiculously little comments it has (while it deserves to have a million), I need to write something! First of all, if you ever actually made a deck of Silmarillion cards, I'd totally buy it! ;D

And now, this is my definite favourite out of the cards, I really love everything about it, the choice of Valar, the chain that binds them, how the water and air are composed and how Ulmo looks like a reflection in the water and I love your justification behind this design.

And Ulmo looks so awesome and kind of sad, such a nice but quite lonely good guy ;u;
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw shucks! Thank you so much! I've got the Silmarillion on my mind almost constantly, but unfortunately my full-time job along with my newest graphic novel project have sort of pushed other projects onto the back burner. Fear not! Whenever I do find spare time, I usually try to work on my Silmarillion project, so as soon as I have some updates, you will find out about it here!
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
I don't know anything about the Silmarillion, but these cards are beautiful!
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm hoping my thesis project will help everyone know about the Silmarillion!
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Nice. I'm familiar with it, in that I know of it's existence, but I've never read it or anything, so I don't know anything about the story of the characters.
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DJKirkland Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Oh my god find a new career path. GEEZ. This is awful. <3

HAHA. I LOVE THESE. I don't need to stroke you ego. ;-)
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOOOVE YOU
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