Some other art in card deck formats which don't fall under one of the other categories.

Matchstick I Ching

This began years ago, I was in high school and was exploring other systems of belief like tarot and I Ching. Yarrow sticks were almost impossible to come by those days, and casting 64 sticks would have been the most authentic way of doing I Ching (okay, I lie. Casting bones would have been even more legit, but who does that nowadays?!). It was either that or casting those chines coins with square holes in them. Anyway, I don't know how I related this to matches, other than the fact that the I Ching's hexagrams are made up of broken and unbroken lines.

This is one of those designs that's still very much up in the air. I've uploaded the entire deck to The Game Crafter but have not yet made it available for sale. I'm still not satisfied with the final look so I will probably revamp it some time in the future.

Sining ng Zodiac

This was originally supposed to be a sort of "expansion pack" of the Tarot Bagong Sining. This series features art whose themes are individual signs of the Eastern and Western zodiac, with each sign having 2 separate cards - male and female. The illustrations draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources - Art Nouveau, Art Deco, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and a lot more (even Second Empire!). Most of the line art is done, with less than 10 images missing. I'm planning to release this as a zodiac-themed oracle via The Game Crafter hopefully some time in the next 2 years. (Coloring this would be quite a challenge!)


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