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Five of Cups

A lightning-blasted tree stump in a storm, seen from the side, with a cross-section of the ground underneath. A dark figure is curled in fetal position in the ground beneath the tree, with roots growing down from its stomach. The figure glows with mottled green and blue light. At the foot of the tree stump are three broken bowls, and deep under the ground, below where the roots have reached, are two small glowing pockets filled with pools of water.

Photoshop and Wacom



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Mar. 19th, 2018 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oooh :O
Also the way you illustrated the sky and the rain is lovely
Mar. 21st, 2018 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was experimenting with the combination of realistic and unapologetically stylized.
Mar. 21st, 2018 04:11 am (UTC)
It's like all of your tarot series, so many elements to take in and consider and see the relationship between them or not-relationship between them.

I too like the rain. But the colours around the person-roots are really vibrant and call to me. Then the two cups at the bottom in similar shades then call to me. One thing leads to another. I'm now going to look up the meaning of the 5 of cups!
Mar. 21st, 2018 07:33 pm (UTC)
It's one of those tricky ones that can be interpreted as... what's the word. Like "don't cry over spilled milk", discrediting of emotion, look at what you still have. Or it can be taken at face value as genuine loss. So posting it right now is sort of in defiance to my system.

I knew that people were going to be attracted to the glowing greens and blues, and that's a contradiction too, because in Karnese symbology, putting those two colours together is a travesty. The glowing green being the sign of the toren, like Daria, and the ice-blue being the colour of demons. So to have a black figure underground surrounded by both colours at once, is both a physical impossibility, and a... statement about how loss and pain can both lead you in destructive directions or lead you towards growth. And either way, it is a slow process of growing roots and you won't realize that there is sustenance under there until you reach it.
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