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HP Tarot - 6S Knowledge

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(2008) 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" Pencil on Paper. Processed and framed in Photoshop.

The 6s stabilize and order the unbridled and sometimes destructive energy of the 5s and are associated with the sun, with clarity, order and energy of life.

In the area of the swords (air and rational mind) solar energy gives clarity and knowledge. We seek for the truth, strive for harmony of mind and nature, for objectivity, understanding and intelligence. The card may signify sudden blazing insights and unconventional solutions to problems.

For the image of the card I picked six books with the publisher’s symbol of a sword to give the six swords for the card. As book topics I used magic that had to do with air, speech, ratio and the sky: runes, levitation, astrology, arithmancy and air itself.
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witchyandbright's avatar
I would love more info on this deck. How can I get one? ✨
Ellygator's avatar
Just sent you a note about it. Thanks!
jammiedoughnut's avatar
All of these are truly beautiful :-)
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! It was probably one of the most rewarding projects I've done in my life so far...
Unicornaeon's avatar
Aaaaw shit! I found this magnificient card via Google Images and hoped I could buy this deck!... :(
Ellygator's avatar
Well, you were tenacious following it up to the source!

While I can't offer the deck commercially I do offer privately printed and signed copies. If you want just the proofs from the printer to cut out the cards yourself it's $80, for a cut deck it's $100. The cards are printed on heavy glossy cardstock and as good as any commercially available deck. Interested? Just let me know, please.
Disneylyric's avatar
Should have been the actual series.
Ellygator's avatar
That's a fun idea, too! I wanted some "airy" themes for the books.
Disneylyric's avatar
The characters are too human for that.
dolphin64575's avatar
AKA Hermione's bookshelf :giggle:
Ancient Runes and Arithmancy were classes she took, and she was the first to Levitate the feather in Charms class :D
Ellygator's avatar
I guess you are quite right. It could be a look at her schoolbooks.
droxy's avatar
Subtle how you added the swords to the book covers.
Ellygator's avatar
Thanks! I really tried to keep with the suite symbols for all the cards.
princess88alasse's avatar
i want those books :drool:
Ellygator's avatar
I know, me too!
LarraChersan's avatar
I love this card. The books look as if you could reach out and grab them. :D Really great!
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you, always good to use real objects for reference. Just so much more realistic.
Zethara's avatar
I love those books.. Awesome work!
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! It always pays to have good reference materials.
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Ellygator's avatar
Thank you. I "posed" a few antique books that I have (the actual titles and contents being different, of course...)
ElkStarRanchArtwork's avatar
beautiful detail. I love books and i would definitely love these in my collection if they were real!
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Thank you, me too! I'd love to read them...
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