Tarot Update – One Year Left!

Hi All!

So I just realized today marks another important date, besides being the last day of 2014 – I have exactly one more year to complete the tarot deck, which is due on this day in 2015. WOO! I also realized I haven’t updated this blog in a while. I have been hard at work on the tarot deck, on a new personal piece which I hope to share soon, and the holidays have really taken some time out of my work schedule. But I have kept on track with my personal goal of completing all of the swords and some pentacles by this time.

The suit of swords is complete!

swords-complete

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They are all done with pen and ink and watercolor. I still have trouble believing I will have 79 more paintings in storage at the end of 2015. They will all be for sale though! :D

And I have all of the rough sketches done for pentacles:

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Click for larger version.

This group is going to be so much fun to draw and paint!!! I love the 4, 5, and 8 of pentacles especially. The 10 is going to be an epic (but fun!) challenge, because it features all four court characters, a baby, two cats, a dog, and a full background – WHEW! The queen was completed in the summer when I had to do it as a sample. You can see I changed the color of her gown and cloak because the author had decided later what colors all the characters would be wearing in the suit.

The author, Deborah, and I are planning on making occasional posts about how we work together and how the progress goes, from text to final image, but we haven’t had a moment to do that yet, so stay tuned!

Happy New Year!!!

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2 Responses to Tarot Update – One Year Left!

  1. I missed this post somehow (end of season crazy, step-daughter’s visit, death of cat). I’m amazed when I see all the progress in one place! We may actually end up finishing ahead of schedule :-)

    (And sorry about the 10 of Pentacles, but you have to admit it is going to be great!)

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