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The Fool (Vespora Tarot) by inkjetcanvas
The Fool (Vespora Tarot)

It’s done! The first card in what I hope to be a complete Tarot series.


I wanted to incorporate elements of the Waite-Smith (aka Rider-Waite) deck, while still giving myself the freedom to stretch my legs a bit. I ran with the overall meaning of youth, carelessness, capriciousness, and the feeling that the world is your oyster. I thought the Satyr was a nice subject for this story, as he often symbolizes wild youth, virility, and playfulness.

The white flowers are a nod to the Waite deck’s white rose, which signifies colorlessness, naivety, and a ‘mind gone blank’. The white faerie also signifies this. The seven flowers are a nod to the sacred number seven, which in Renaissance times, signified the seven known planets.

The satyr’s pack, the red feathers, the cliff, and the sunny blue sky all have meanings as well, but I’d rather you decide what they mean to you rather than my explaining every bit. That is, after all, the heart of Tarot!

Art & Direction

Overall the piece came together close to how I envisioned it, though a bit rougher around the edges than I’d have liked. I think once I do a few dozen or so of these pieces, I’ll find myself doing this one over after a bit more practice. :)

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Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Happy B-Day!
commander-13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!
sicspin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Hi, i very much enjoyed your photoshop painting tutorials.
You're a good narrator and a talented artist.
It would be amazing to have a stream of your hand on the tablet in the corner of the of the video.
keep doing your wonderful work!
inkjetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the great feedback! I'm so glad to know the videos helped. I'll keep the camera-on-tablet idea in mind, I think I can pull that off! :)
Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
a other one bite the dust :(
inkjetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I am still here, I just have long periods of hibernation (aka day job & business taking over! :) )
Azeroth2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013

still the nexus comic as mysteriusely desapear from the web :( well the site anyway.
inkjetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I took it down after I couldn't keep up on it :( The pages are still here though!
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jrg1066 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
HEY! SSo you got bit by the GW2 bug also?
subconscious-rapport Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, great art!

Also, found ya from the Guild Wars 2 forum :)
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