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The Sun rough draw
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Published: June 15, 2013
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I want to post it even though it's a rough draw because it's special to me. ;__;

It's kind of for two projects.
*theGorgonist has been assembling an underworld themed art book!
And ~~~~
*Cinnamoron and I have designs on producing our own tarot deck. ><

Neither of these things are for sure totally definitely happening, but I really hope they happen!!!

The Sun tarot and a book of underworld art are kind of at odds with each other I guess, but I knew if I ever did tarot cards I would want them to be a sort of personal mythology, written in visual language that speaks to me. The Sun is traditionally a happy card that symbolizes joy and dream and sky and achievement and enlightenment. But in my own life, I feel like whatever joy or dream I achieve comes only after huge sacrifice. Nothing is ever easy or given to me. I feel like for everything that matters to me, I've had to commit to the dream, jump off the cliff, and shred little pieces of that dream out through slits between bars and then piece the shreds back together and make something of it.

For this reason, I HATE the Sun tarot.

It carries such a powerful feeling for me, I wanted to draw it.

Every day, the sun rises and then is yanked back down again into the sea. It spends all its energy, only to die again daily. Nothing short of death could give the sun peace. Nothing short of the sun could feed life into the underworld.

So here are Vidu, the sun, and Sedna, the sea, achieving a thing together that should have been but can't be because the sacrifice is too much. If their lives had been a little different, maybe this would have happened. But as things are, sea and sky can touch only distantly on the horizon, never here and never now.

Someday massive chapter 3 of this comic will be done and then this image will have more meaning behind it.
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UltraEs-Pii's avatar
Not sure what I'm looking at.
MAC-Rooster's avatar
I purchased this from you at the Comic Con today. Beautiful, beautiful piece!
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UrbanBansheeHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the deep thought and emotions behind your work, it always carries across really well visually and makes me love your work even more.
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BabylonSabbyStudent General Artist
Sometimes I feel like we've shared similar experiences or are on the same brainwave. Either way, I identify a lot with you and the Sun tarot. The sun to me has always represented eternal peace and enlightenment as well, but it's a peace and enlightenment I can never have. I want things that will never be mine. And should I for a brief moment have them, they are taken away just as quickly.

That being said, I'm looking forward to the rest of the comic. I went into it knowing that it would connect with me on a very personal level, but now I realise that it's going to be far more deep and beautiful than I ever could have imagined.
trapped-in-eternity's avatar
Oh that is lovely! Well done!
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TenebrianHobbyist General Artist
;_; I'm in love with this image. I want it. I'd rather have a TG tarot than anything else because I can relate to the characters better.
SKitFox's avatar
Can't wait to see this finished. But even just the scetch is beautiful.
And wow. That depth to this is amazing. :heart:
Reluin's avatar
I really love this, so detailed and complex even though its just the sketch! And your ideas behind it are really interesting to hear, too. (:
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13th-ZodiaKStudent General Artist
I love this piece, the story, the kiss, the drawing, everything :tighthug: I would love to buy these cards if they ever happen :D Definitely want to see more WIP!!
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dholmsHobbyist General Artist
wow.
such a complicated and beautiful vision.
thank you for the excellent description.
helps me to understand the dynamics of the composition.
'achieving a thing together that should have been,...
but can't because the sacrifice is too much.'
that alone, is so heartfelt and beautiful.
very very nice.
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YuuzaProfessional Digital Artist
i know how it is for nothing to ever come easy or given to you. I never received help in my life and i sometimes feel like i've crawled all my life just to get to where i am. It may or may not have made me stronger but it sure made me bitter :(

i think this illustration will look amazing, i just love everything with Vidu and Sedna :love:
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CapriciousFelisHobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely beautiful. Hope you post more WIP shots. :)
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