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Tarot: Ace of Coins

I'm back to working on the Karnese Tarot project. I'm not sure why this is calling me so much more strongly than the 3d character modeling project did. Maybe it's just easier on the brain - painting is much more focused than 3d work, where you keep needing to jump between aggressive experimentation (to learn the software), visual eye (to make it look good), technical fiddling (to figure out which tools to use for what), and the big picture (because otherwise it's very easy to waste time on detail that's never actually seen). Maybe it's because it's all soft skills. Maybe because the pressure's off.

I'm still going to keep working towards 3d, but meanwhile here is another tarot painting.



The meaning of the card (coins and pentacles are equivalent)

He is tiroth, who are jungle folk and crafters. Also very easily distracted by pretty shiny colourful things. :)

I noticed while I was working on this, how similar the composition was to a pen-and-ink I did six years ago. It was my "before" therapy drawing. The first session, he asked me to draw where I currently stood, what had brought me to therapy. I said I'd already done it and after resistance made my hands pull out the sketchbook and show him.



It is striking how the shape of inspiration has changed.

Comments

pyraxis
Jan. 24th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can help with that! I could totally help you intensify any drawing you were having trouble with.
...oh wait, now I can't remember if that kind of help would actually do any good or not. I could step back and be good too.

Also, "Oooh, I like it!" is allowed now. XD I decided that I'm going to try and start learning from who responds to what as well as the contents of their responses, to see if I can figure out how to appeal to more people.
yonjuunana
Jan. 24th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can help with that! I could totally help you intensify any drawing you were having trouble with.
...oh wait, now I can't remember if that kind of help would actually do any good or not. I could step back and be good too.


Hmm, it might help, not sure. I will definitely keep this in mind. If I feel like I'm having trouble getting emotion across well enough I may show you sketches of the page or something and see if you have any ideas. Thanks.

Also, "Oooh, I like it!" is allowed now. XD I decided that I'm going to try and start learning from who responds to what as well as the contents of their responses, to see if I can figure out how to appeal to more people.

Hahahaha, okay. That seems like a good idea. Oh, and after reading your other comment here, I do have more feedback- I actually really like the primary color scheme on this one. It looks neat and works with the tarot card theme.
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pyraxis
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
:) Thanks!