Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Here's the final color version of my latest Loteria card, 'El Mundo'. In English, 'El Mundo' means 'The World'. Those who scored the 2014 John Picacio Calendar will notice that they possess a progress version of this artwork that won't be available elsewhere. I retained the concept of that version, but completely re-did the art from scratch. Here's the new, improved pencil drawing, created for the revised final.

And for those of you unfamiliar with the traditional game of Loteria, here's the Don Clemente/Pasatiempos Gallo version of the card. This is the version from the deck I played with as a kid. I always loved this icon, but as you can see, I've definitely taken 'El Mundo' in a new direction.

Currently calling 'time out' on Loteria, and working on cover art for Dan Simmons' ENDYMION for Subterranean Press. When that's finished, I'll jump back to revising my 'La Escalera' card art for Loteria.

'El Mundo' and 'La Escalera' will be part of my 54-card Loteria deck that I'll be releasing from Lone Boy. Big Loteria product news coming very soon (and the word 'big' is definitely a hint here)!


Blogger Rashda Khan said...

Gorgeous art work! I wish I could draw/paint instead of just doodle...but we all have our unique gifts. So glad I discovered yours.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Mair said...

Simply lovely! May become my favorite from the deck...this is going to be one remarkable treasure to own! Great work, John!

4:21 PM  

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