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Eight of Swords by DVan7 Eight of Swords by DVan7
I don't really know anything about Tarot, but drawing my own rendition of one of the cards seemed like an interesting concept. Drawing it was much less fun than I expected (swords were a perspective and render nightmare even with a Google Sketchup mockup), but I'm rather pleased with result :3

You can read a wikipedia article on this specific card if you're interested.
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CCarpenter73 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
With Tarot creation the less the individual painting the representation knows the better. In its true esoteric rendering the diviner is to establish a relationship with an artist. The cards are then described by the diviner and the artists interprets them and creates the imagery. Through this symbiotic process of knowledge and perception a deck for practice may be created. 

I particularly like your creation as the figure has its head raised and facing the viewer, many have the figure looking away or behind and down. Lovely. 
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srwm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
This card is all about holding yourself back due to fear. Be that fear of success, intimacy or life. I love how you chose to use orange as an undergarment because it tends to represent a desire to let go of resentments, fears and issues from the past. I also love how you choose to use red as the over dress, this implies a desire to move away from apathy, fear and anxiety. I absolutely love the symbolism  of the grey storm around the figure, it shows the desire to find neutrality and emotional stability. The grey also represents a lack of movement, like the swords and bindings that trap the figure in their own fear. Thank you for creating this lovely interpretation of the eight of swords. 
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CreITve Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Крутота!
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CreITve Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Крутота!
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JohnIncognito Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Wow, nice work!
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ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent
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Nelrith Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I would be elated if an entire Tarot deck was constructed in this fashion.
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JohnIncognito Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Hot damn, yeah I'd buy a set of that. The DVan7 Tarot? :]
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DaltTT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Хех... Не самая лучшая карта) безысходная...
"Проклят в действии, проклят и в бездействии"
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DVan7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
По-моему там вообще все карты обозначают разные степени пиздеца. Злая игра.
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DaltTT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ну, не совсем... Чаши и пентакли, как правило, хорошее означают. Девятка пентаклей - так вообще счастье полное.
Из старших арканов добрые предзнаменования, например, у Императора, Императрицы, Мага...
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