From Tarot to Playing Cards

Nine Lives Playing Cards (bridge and poker size) are inspired by, in particular, the court cards in my tarot deck. Alongside pip design with number cards & aces, the illustration process involved transforming Knights, Queens and Kings into their corresponding playing card suit personas with matching outfits. This page shows the visual transformation of the courts, along with symbols and artwork embedded in these decks.

Nine Lives Playing Cards (poker) Nine Lives Playing Cards (bridge)

Tarot inspired pen and ink drawing overlayed with symbol and text graphics

From tarot royal to playing card - illustrations showing Nine Lives transformation

Card design showing aces, jokers and card back with text descriptions overlaid