PLAYING CARD SERIES: Finn Balor
Ink and liquid acrylic on 22″ x 30″ watercolor paper
For this Finn Balor entry to the Playing Card Series I changed things up a bit. Rather than mirroring the image exactly like normal, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to show both of his personas. My thinking was that there’s the ‘human’ Finn Balor and ‘demon’ Balor beneath the surface, always there trying to claw its way out. The border for the human version is ruled out with a pen, but the border for the demon side is done freehand with a brush. All the little thoughts add up, I hope.
I also wanted to make it so that whoever gets a print and displays it in their home can can have either version at the top. If you pay attention, I even made my signature sideways so that there’s no ‘correct’ way to have it up. It gives you some freedom for how you want it in your place. Do you listen to the angel on your shoulder, or the demon?