my work

king of diamonds playing arts card

a while ago i got an email inviting me to design a card as part of a competition/kickstarter for playing arts. as a rule, i don’t normally enter illustration/design competitions as i don’t really agree with them, but every now and then it’s fun to and/or what you’d have to make is quick and simple.

i liked the sound of this, so was happy to contribute. everyone who entered was assigned a card (i was king of diamonds obviously) and we had to design that card. no rules other than it had to fit within the template and have some sort of link to the card suit.

i really enjoyed making this, and it’s kind of made me want to design a whole pack now! i think it’s the sort of thing i’d have more motivation to do if i was commissioned to do it, but i’d definitely consider it for a side project in the future. i didn’t get chosen for this, but regardless this illustration was fun to make.

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

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  • Reply Claire 07/09/2016 at 11:05

    What a fun little project! I’m the same about competitions, but every so often a fun one emerges.

    • Reply laura redburn 09/09/2016 at 08:23

      yep, i agree! i pretty much never do them – even ones that take next to no time, but like you say, every so often a quick and fun one comes up!

  • Reply Katia 07/09/2016 at 13:03

    Love this! I agree about sometimes doing things for free or for “spec” if it’s simple and a fun creative prompt. I put a limit on the time I’d spend on it, but it is fun sometimes! I like what you came up with :)

    • Reply laura redburn 09/09/2016 at 08:22

      thank you! definitely. i knew i could come up with something i liked and make it relatively quickly, and i figured i may as well just go with it!

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