Alta: thank you! I was hoping someone being "suspended" in water would work for the symbolism, instead of the more traditional methods...
AJ: the forum already downgrades the images, so I'm not too worried about thieves turning this into a deck of their own--but thank you for your concern! I did use watermarks originally, but decided I was more concerned about viewers focusing on the watermark than I was about someone going to the trouble of swiping the images.
Metafizzypop: you cannot, unfortunately, buy the deck yet--but if you go over the the Advertisement section of the forums, you'll see that I'm selling prints of the cards done so far, if that helps.
Thanks Tarotbear! I sometimes feel the tentacle is a little too subtle (it's supposed to be unclear if it's about to pull him down to his doom, or up to safety), but I do feel it's a very atmospheric piece--glad it had an affect on you!
Cropped for a 4x6 card with a 1/8" border--I may go borderless, and I'm still contemplating the "right" card size. Finding the right balance between "showing off the art" versus "easy to shuffle" is harder than I thought.
Also keep in mind that these are simply mockups--the background (if there is one) will be better, probably choose a different font and text box color for the descriptors, etc. But as I get closer to the Kickstarter, I wanted to have something up to give an idea of what the deck could look like.