Shiva Nata Cards
Frank Mitchell approached me because he know I was both an artist and a fellow practitioner of Shiva Nata, the Dance of Shiva, which is a type of yoga. The practice involves going through patterns of arm movements, and later adding in leg movements, in order to help stimulate your brain.
Frank wanted to do a deck of cards with all 64 possible arm positions in combination, and so we set out to make our Shivanaut with a body that could work for any of the 8 positions, and then 8 mirrored arms that could be swapped out. I made the art and then provided the printer with individual print-ready files so all Frank had to do was give feedback along the way.
It was a long process, but very rewarding in the end, especially once I got to play with a deck of my own.
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