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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.


Feb. 1st, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
I guess that means it worked, in a way :)
Feb. 1st, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, that is what I thought too!