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King of Wands

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Tarot. To see the rest of the cards, and for more information about the deck: [link]

King of Wands - He holds his staff aloft, like a torch, a beacon of flame and light. Or perhaps he himself is that beacon, gleaming as he does with the fire that burns within his chest and as a searing crown upon his brow. He lifts the fiery torch up to illuminate the path and strides forward. The ground shifts, and the denizens of the woods step back. The trees part before him, lifting their branches to make way for his passage. The environment shifts to his will, and obeys his unspoken desires and commands.

The King of Wands is charismatic. The force of his charm is irresistible, such that the very world seems to mold to his desires and bow to his will. He is a source of inspiration, and bears his mantle of authority with an ease as if he were born to it. It is his natural element, burning bright within him – blazing in his blood, and in his voice, and searing all that his gaze touches.

He has the spirit of the lion within him. Proud and fierce, dominant, and unafraid to chase down that which he desires. He springs forth into action with the confidence, strength, and lithe grace of that great beast. He is bold and does not balk at taking chances, or striking out upon new risky paths.

Medium: Watercolor
Size: 8.5x14 inches

Prints: [link]
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ariya-sacca's avatar
Aime2Design's avatar
Wonderful color and Feeling!!!:heart:
SpaceTurtleStudios's avatar
A question-- what scale are these images? I'm currently working on a tarot project for my illustration class (just two or three of the major arcana) and I don't want to work at the playing-card size... but for the life of me I cannot find dimensions for the longer cards anywhere on the internet. Are you working off of a common deck size, or just something you came up with yourself?

Thanks much (And I love the artwork. Best tarot I've ever seen. Congratulations on finally finishing it!)
puimun's avatar
these are 8.5x14 inches. I just measured a deck.
SpaceTurtleStudios's avatar
I saw the size of the original, but is that 1.5x scale or 2x? That's what I wanted to know. I'm guessing it's 2x, but I want to make sure.
puimun's avatar
I don't know what size cards are. I just took a proportional resizing of what I see online
strohat's avatar
nice details, i like your swirls and styling on the trees especially!
solusauroraborealis's avatar
I love the warm with the cool grey stones, just feels like basking like a cat in the glow <3
spiderlady's avatar
I love the wings of light! I really like how all of the elements in your pictures blend together, creating a seamless composition. It's just so well thought-out and beautiful.
orafaerygirl's avatar
Another amazing work of art, great job on this!
Haruka--chan's avatar
Amazingness!!! ^.^ :+fav: The colour..... whoa! 0.o
WaveLullaby's avatar
I love the lions.
purplerose's avatar
Excellent work on the details.
AdisCrow's avatar
So it ends... sigh...

Oh, well, now I can start saving up to buy a deck when it comes out! :D
ScurvySimon's avatar
Wow, fantastic picture. The details you've managed to get into this are amazing. Great work with the composition of all the different elements and the colours.
Blue-Starr's avatar
FAAAAAAAABULOUS!!!! :blowkiss:
Ellygator's avatar
Wonderful sense of energy and strength!
sha-arts's avatar
Holy cow, I can't believe this is the last one....I'm almost sad because I have so loved this incredible journey along side you while you were creating these.

I am almost hoping you'll come up with another project...;)

I can't wait to be able to see this all printed up!
Negative-Inc's avatar
OMG the last one! I am so excited! I have been watching your incredible deck grow since I stumbled across the Priestess. I can't wait for it to be published by Llewelyn, when will pre-orders be available on Shadowscapes?

~Meg
puimun's avatar
Not until 2010 I would imagine!
Negative-Inc's avatar
Oh darn, I thought it would have been later this year since your site said for sale in 2010, if you know what I mean.
puimun's avatar
It will be for sale in spring 2010
nenuiel's avatar
Another stunning piece, as always!! It truly amazing what you can do with water color.

I love how you have the lions swirling around him, as if they are part of wind. Their stylization is also very nice! =D
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