ANDREALPHUS.--The Sixty-fifth Spirit is Andrealphus. He is a Mighty Marquis, appearing at first in the form of a Peacock, with great Noises. But after a time he putteth on Human shape. He can teach Geometry perfectly. He maketh Men very subtle therein; and in all Things pertaining unto Mensuration or Astronomy. He can transform a Man into the Likeness of a Bird. He governeth 30 Legions of Infernal Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc.
So the keywords here are Peacock, astronomy, geometry, mensuration (the art and science of measurement) and noise.
I wanted this card to have a very still feel to it, since I think of mathematics and astronomy to be cold and silent. However, when he is summoned, he makes an awful noise, so I have a few sketches where a soundwave is rippling towards the viewer, distorting the stillness of the scene. I've been playing with both pure peacock shapes, and also more humanoid, but these are a mix.
This concept has the Marquis in a very still and dark environment, which stretches to the far horizon. It has a feeling of dusk or twilight. He stands in the foreground, his cloak made of feathers, draping on the ground far behind him. The eyes of the feathers are geometric drawings of shapes and symbols. Under his cloak he is bodiless, but a universe of stars can be seen. His crown feathers are heavenly bodies and glow as stars or are like like moons. In his hands he holds a deadly compass, the points wickedly sharp and the cross piece a blade. White smoke comes from his eyes.
For this next concept, I wanted something showing the opposite side of this Marquis, the helpful teacher. The style is going to be more like a renaissance portrait, something from the time when alchemy was at its peak. Here a luminous peacock is in a similarly dark background. His feathers frame his face like an Elizabethan collar. In them are scribed mystical geometric shapes. He wears a dark cloak which is semi-transparent, revealing his body to be a universe. He holds a telescope which reveals the secrets of space time.
that's all for now!