This is a preview of the next cards to come. When I first came up with these concepts they were line drawings that I carved into blocks then I learned to add a little more color in the computer but there was still no background.
With the Oracle cards version the initial shapes and background are painted by hand with a brush and I'm adding a lot more details and texture in the computer. My artistic skills have much improved since the last round but also making the cards full colors give them more feelings.
The animals in the new version will be less stylized, more realistic, and also more specific as to what species of bird, what type of trees, what breed of dog, etc. It adds extra layers of symbolism. And adding a background means I'm fixing the image in time by choosing an hour of the day and season of the year, which makes the story more embodied in reality.