one card tarot by kyan

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one card tarot by kyan

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one card so far... :icon_e_wink:

it’s a 10 of wands collage card using art downloaded from the metropolitan museum of art’s website.

last night i saw someone had posted a link on the old AT forum’s collaborative deck sign up thread (for deck five?) about the met’s website — apparently all the art there is available to download unless otherwise stated. wow... what a find!

the foreground art (shepherd) is by Ferdinand Hodler and background is “Heroic Landscape with Rainbow” by Joseph Anton Koch.

i created this on my phone using the brushes redux app, then added a rounded corner frame in snapseed. i initially added an X (10) in phonto, but decided to remove it because it covered the rainbow.

the shepherd and the landscape were chosen simply because i really loved the art. afterwards, i thought which RWS card could be duplicated, at least somewhat, and the 10 of wands came to mind.

it’s similar to RWS in that the shepherd’s face is hidden, tho he’s not actually carrying the sticks here. it’s as if the burden was too much to bear (like a cross to bear) and so he had to stop and rest before he collapsed. will he recuperate and continue on his journey soon? he’s stressed out, yet it’s a beautiful day, with parting clouds now revealing a rainbow. perhaps good things will happen when he lifts his head. the man belonging to the arm at the lower left seems to think so, encouraging his friend to get up and keep going. or maybe he’s saying, “see? i told you so!”


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oh— i had collaged a yellow bird (an american goldfinch lifted from audubon) perched on one of the wands, but it looked a little too happy, and way too big. someone suggested that a bird might suggest the “promise of a new tomorrow” but the goldfinch was just a bit toooo perky.

maybe a black raven would look better here, but again, i thought back to RWS and how their card is so sparse... maybe a bird in the sky? some geese in V formation would definitely say something but...

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The rainbow looks more perkier than the bird. I like the bird because it is a surprise bit of yellow. besides, maybe the bird is there to gloat or encourage her. But you could have the raven dive bombing the bird. That would make the scene less bright. LOL
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you could put a wand in his hand. oh..i see now. I thought the person was a woman and you where referring to the arm and hand in the background. duh. that explains the running goat.
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i thought of putting a sword in his hand! funnily enough, the hand belongs to a woman— here is a detail of the scene, which could almost be a card in itself.

yes, i am hearing that about the bird too, as the pop of color seems to appeal. maybe it will stay, but at a smaller more appropriate size.

LOL at the dive bombing raven. my friend suggested a penguin :icon_rolleyes:

thank you for your input!
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here is one card i created for a personal lenormand deck in progress, using audubon birds. oh, if only i could find images of equal caliber for all the cards! it’s also going to be tough to match backgrounds, so i’ve abandoned the idea of every background being the same color. but at least the card number and suit designations will be similarly placed, adding to a sense of cohesion.

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here’s one more lenormand card, the fox.

i decided against adding titles to the cards, as they’re readily apparent — but on cards like this with so much empty space at top it looks like it needs something. a (very) small bird on a branch or flying overhead could come to the rescue, something the fox notices is watching him. a bird saying “i know what you’re up to!”...


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one more: the mice

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one card that isn’t my favorite is the stork. i would prefer the crane or egret, but you know... tradition.


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kyan wrote: 20 Jan 2018, 14:54
LOL at the dive bombing raven. my friend suggested a penguin :icon_rolleyes:
We have some great looking Penguins here in Pittsbugh PA

darn, I need a hockey puck smilie.
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