My interpretation of 'draw' was a hand drawing from a deck of cards. I used an overhead flash with a snoot (best word ever) to direct the light to the hand without illuminating my black background. You can't see it in this shot, but I had the whole deck splayed out and held together with binder clips so they didn't move. Again, thanks to Ann for being such a good sport and being my model! (last week she was my nose model)
The cards are all in order because I thought that was more photogenic. After a few test shots we both agreed that one of the cards needed to stand out. I chose a 3 because it's the 3rd of the month. I made the photo black and white to bring attention to the lighting.
If I were to shoot this again, I wouldn't put the cards in order by suit, but come up with some other sequence that was significant but subtle. Like using aces as 1's and spelling out pi (3, ace, 4, ace, 5, 9, 2, 6, 5, etc). I thought that the colors of the suits would be distracting if they were all mixed up, but I think going grayscale solves that problem.