Encore is a selection of favourite cards from my previous decks. Each image completely reworked in a retro pen and ink style with a muted colour pallet. The images are based on the Rider Waite Smith system and should be familiar territory for most readers.
The Encore Tarot is Ciro's 8th tarot deck project. This special edition was self published in 2019 and geared principally to collectors and seasoned readers of tarot as it does not include any reference guides for its cards. As with any deck that has no card guide provided by the artist the default card guide is substituted.
Some years ago I turned my back on my career in corporate graphic design. I sold my company and dedicated my efforts, full time, to personal illustrations. A large portion of my work, during this period, has been the production of decks of tarot and oracle cards. The mystical historical context of this genre sparked my curiosity and subsequenty seemed suited to the overall look and theme of other images I was producing. While I make no claim of being a tarot reader, I found it an appealing challenge to create images that tarot readers might connect with. Following the year of their individual release, each of my six decks was voted "most popular deck of the year," by one or more of the leading tarot community groups.
So I guess I must have got something right.
My general illustrative work is represented by MGL Licensing Graphics, based in London.
More recently, I have been playing around with animated sequences of my images. The addition of movement and music, combine to create a truly powerful extra dimension of story telling.
MacWorld Digital Art Competition winner 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005.
Five GURU Awards from (NAPP) the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Artistic category and Best of Show 2001, 2003 & 2006.
Worldwide Digital Canvas Award 2006 - Artistic category.
Worldwide Photoshop Award 2007 - Artistic category.
Worldwide Photoshop competition 2009 - Grand Prize Winner.