"Ace of Spades" western ACEO 2.5x3.5"
Since 2009 the ACEO community has produced a deck of cards. Each card features work by an ACEO artist that sells on eBay.
2010 I put my name down for it. My allotted card was the Ace of Spades.
Trying to decide what to do, I couldn't get past my original fascination with this card.
I grew up in the age when we played cowboys and Indians, and there were westerns galore on the TV. To find out that the Ace of Spades has such a shady history with the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok, and known as the 'death card', I never could get out of my mind.
Attending a western re-enactment last year provided some wonderful images, so with a bit of manipulating the pose, etc. This is what I came up with. I did a bit of this under magnification (face, bottles). And I deliberately gave it a very muted color scheme, kinda almost a sepia type photo feeling to it. It sold, and looks great on the actual card.
Hope you like it.