Following on from the Cryptic Cards, the Insecta Deck takes four taxonomic orders of insects, and creates pip-carrying imaginary species. Rather than camouflaging themselves on cards, these creatures have evolved to live colourful lives in symbiosis with players - providing suit symbols in exchange for a safe habitat on card tables.

As with Cryptic Cards, every single playing card face has a painstakingly hand-drawn design, making this my second entomological transformations deck. The printing will be crowdfunded again via Kickstarter. Until the crowdfunding is launched, you can  get regular updates on project progress via my Patreon.

Here is a video speeded up 6x of me drawing one beetle leg on the 3 of Clubs, which features 3 Temnoscheila beetles of an imaginary card-gnawing species! The music is by Lee Rosevere. To see more artwork for the deck ahead of the Kickstarter, become a Patreon subscriber.

A collage of 9 work in progress photos, and the completed design, of a 7 of Spades playing card, featuring seven shiny metallic blue shield bugs, each with a white spade symbol on its back.