Red Queen

by | Feb 12, 2021

It’s hard to pin down this look. There’s metal, vaudeville, gothic, punk, steampunk, rock and roll, and glam. Where would this fit. What makes this image so dynamic is the confluence of so many stylistic influences that serve to frame the imperial and disdainful expression of the figure’s face. This character feels like Bathory (who bathed in blood) had she existed in a slightly different time and place. One might fill out the deck with Olga of Kiev, Mireya Moreno Carreon or Griselda Blanco, Ranavalona I, Mary Tudor, or Catherine Medici. The character design is extremely compelling. It’s a bit sad that the card deck is represented only in IP such as ‘Star vs the forces of evil’ and a minor gang within the DC universe.

The mini crown is vaudeville, the hairstyle glam, the brown collar steampunk, the red eye paint and horns punk (or rock and roll à la Screaming Jay Hawkins) , the black and red pallet either metal or gothic. The ornamentation in the background helps with the overall shape; although it might have been a bit more effective with a 3d element- maybe a beveled edge. Overall the image is strong, with an evil and heart, or an evil heart vibe that should speak to a number of demographics.

Design by: MedusaD
Price:  $22.00 @ Teefury
Colors: Black, Navy