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The Empress

“The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke quotes (Austro-German lyric poet, 1875-1926)


In the traditional symbolism of the Tarot, The Empress is often identified with femininity, creativity, and even fertility. I have often thought of The Empress as a sort-of mystical Mother Nature. Here I have shown her as a lush, uninhibited angel who is proud to be female and life-giving. Like Eve prior to the fall, she is unashamed of her body and her natural grace. She is the Muse that lives deep within all of us.

Rendered in Poser Pro 2012. Postwork in Photoshop.


All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: Jess for V4 and Jungle Hideaway (ARTCollaborations), Misty Veil Hair (Valea), Bean Sidhe Outfit (kaydream), Lisa's Botanicals - Indian Grass and Tall Grass (Lisa Buckalew) and Ron's Angel Dust (deviney).

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karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you!  These were fun to make.
Carlazzo's avatar
The colors on this are really awesome. Such a fantastic image - wow!
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Thank you so very much! I enjoyed creating this one. :D
Carlazzo's avatar
It is my pleasure, friend! =)
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digitalgreenlifeart's avatar
You are most welcome my friend :)
Kachinadoll's avatar
This is so awesome! Love the outfit she has on and her long red hair! Your lighting is spot on! Just look at the rock texture in the flooring! Wow, very cool! I think you nailed this one perfectly! Yea! Fantastic job my friend! :iconkabecat:
karibous-boutique's avatar
It isn't MUCH of an outfit, lol, but she's dancing, so hopefully she won't get cold! :giggle: In any event, I did enjoy this one. I was on quite a roll with these for a while! :D

Thank you, as always, for the lovely comment. I hope you are well! I've been MIA since "The Lovers" took my computer hostage!
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Aww, your most welcome! You have been on a roll! whoo hoo! I have been trying to get a Magic Wars image created and it keeps changing on me. I think I have finally settled on one so hopefully I can get it done. weeeee! ;P

The real world has been handing me fruit loops lately. Had a huge ant invasion over the weekend out in my shop! boo! :bug: They were everywhere and we had to take everything out to clear the dead bodies and get all the equip put back. I am so sore, I can barely walk. haha Then I had to wear my plumbers hat as one of the pipes under my kitchen sink decided to burst! boo! I've been playing catch up all day today. haha I hope your doing better now that the Lovers have decided to cooperate and behave for you! Look forward to seeing your new card images! :icondragonnod1:
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:hug: Thank you so much!!
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ann0314's avatar
Very cool Tarot card! Really love the colors and the magical feel! :)
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you! :heart: She sort-of danced her way into existence! Lol.
TLCDigitalArt's avatar
Loving this, the colors.. the composition. It just seems to work.
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you!! :D I really enjoyed creating her. She was determined to be a happy, carefree, soft kind of character.
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karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you! She was fun to create! :D
stekie's avatar
Your welcome!:D
dragondoodle's avatar
Really like the way you did her . . . clothes? :XD: They fit in well with her wings :nod: Very beautiful!
karibous-boutique's avatar
Lol... LACK of clothes might be a better way of putting it, lol... but the important bits are covered, so what the hey? :D And thanks. She kind of created herself. The card represents creativity, so I guess that is fitting!
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I think that fits perfectly! :nod:
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