I have been thinking about how i might develop talons into a card suit symbol.....
here are some devlopment pages
First I just mindmapped talons and wrote down everything I could think about them - then I got some images off the internet and did some sketching.
I went to the natural history muesuem and sketched some golden eagle talons and the claw of a raven skeleton. I started thinking about how i might use a single talon to make a card suit symbol.
I then thought about how i might use the whole birds claw to make a card suit symbol from. I like the one on the top right, but am not sure if this would be too detailed to make into a symbol.