Just handed in sketches for my series the next Data Pack of Android:Netrunner, the popular cyber-world card game. If you’re a player, you may be interested in learning how much interpretation goes into crafting each image, which is a genuine collaboration between the writers of the deck, how I and the other artists think to manifest their descriptions, followed by input and guidance from the very capable art director. Visualizing is tricky when you realize this is happening in another reality entirely. It’s also not uncommon for the printed card to be different from its original inception. Swordsman, for example, began as one of two sword/key cards called Snicker and Snack. Know the reference?
Crafting each piece so that they not only fulfill their role, but are captivating illustrations is the essential icing on the cake. A challenging and super and fun game to be part of.