To gear up my guache-colored pencil mixed-media skills, I have set a project for myself: to illustrate the Trumps of Roger Zelazny’s brilliant Amber series. The trumps are magical tarot cards that allowed mental communication between the scions of Amber Sort of magical cell phones mixed with teleporters, envisioned long before cell phones existed. Their power worked through all of Shadow, and even allowed one person to bring the other one through the trump to their location. The Trumps illustrated the Nine Princes and four Princesses of Amber.
First up is Benedict, warrior supreme of Amber. Peerless tactician and master swordsman, his skill at warfare has no equal.
Next up: Bleys.