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Tarot: The Lovers

I've been working on this one for a while, but that's mainly because I started it before our move. Today I finally had the chance to put some finishing touches on it.

They are Auben and Amber, two of the people in the Water Song.

A young, well-built black man clasping in his arms a shorter blond woman with long braids pulled into a hairnet at the nape of her neck. She's wearing a simple vest over a light blouse and skirt billowing in the wind, and he's wearing a fine woven tunic with geometric tribal patterns and loose pants. Falling from her hand is a broken branch with an apple. Behind him is a desert with a dead tree and a small white-robed figure standing nearby. Behind her are lush tropical plants.

Photoshop and MotionComputing tablet

The Lovers is a card about pairs and duality. It's the sixth card of the Major Arcana. There's a sense of ambivalence about it - sometimes it features a man caught between two women instead of a man and a woman joined. The idea is that something else has to be given up, some sacrifice has to be made, in order to pursue the love that has come into the querent's life. Auben and Amber both turned away from major influences in their lives as they turned to each other. The card can mean falling in love with a person, but it can also mean coming to something which feels as if it completes you. It's a bond which is felt at a deeper level than the conscious mind.

 

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jimnightmare
Mar. 1st, 2015 11:57 pm (UTC)
This one looks really nice.

I am having like a weird moment every time I scroll past it though because the lady looks way a lot like my old counselor. Like if she had arm tattoos and glasses that would be my counselor. XD

And is that Lin being all angry with fire in the background?
pyraxis
Mar. 2nd, 2015 12:00 am (UTC)
Hahaha Amber with arm tattoos!

Ok what were the tattoos?

And yes, yes it is.
jaywalkermaybe
Mar. 5th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
I like it too :)

I like the way it's desert on one side and jungle on the other. Looks to me like they've already made up their minds about each other. She's just dropped whatever that fruit symbloses...which is to say that she'll folow him into the seaert, if needs must? And there's no sense of ambivalence at all in the way he's wrapped his arms around her.

More than ambivalence, I get a sense of danger from the woman in the background. She doesn't look like she's ready and willing to simply be dropped.
pyraxis
Mar. 7th, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
Yes. Amber's already proven it, she followed him to the Saskhan desert when he was being hunted by a certain person that you know well, and then all the way to Karn.

Seaert, maybe it was a typo but that is the most accurate word I've heard for the Ua desert. :D
jaywalkermaybe
Mar. 14th, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
Typo it was. I literally laughed out loud when I saw what i'd done. Did i not read it back at all? *shakes head in wonder* Still chuckling

Edited at 2015-03-14 03:07 am (UTC)
jimnightmare
Mar. 12th, 2015 07:47 am (UTC)
Sending energy at you peoples! You probably busy busy busy peoples! :D May your snow be snow-y and your new room be glow-y.

-Jim
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