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The Fool

Finally. I guess there were some people what waited for this picture long enough now :nod:

Continuing Tarot Card serie.
"00: The Fool" or many of us know him better as the Joker.

The Fool is the character that simbolize something as base of human, human without knowing, just nature, but my Joker is something that is inhuman, well beyond it. Someone who doesn't even know what it is "to be human". Tarot cards is like a fool's journey through life, to become true human. Well we will see what comes next in other cards ;) (I'll tell you this story little by little...)

Ussualy fool's card has elements like flower in a hand or sun in the background. I wanted to leave those elements, only interpret them in different way. A flower doesn't really have any meaning to the fool, he tore half of her petals. The sun in the background gives me sweet candy like feeling that don't even fit with macabre face of the Inhuman. Why? Well, this makes this picture sureal in someway :mwahaha:, I would apreciate if viewers would interpret a bit more on this subject ;p

Media: promarkers

Other Tarot Cards: [link] [link]
Tarot serie idea and progress bar: [link]
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MabusTheDark's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This artwork is very impressive. The jester looks like what Pennywise the clown from Stephen King's book IT would look like if he didn't suck at life and at luring children to their doom. Your coloring is very good as well. His expression is fantastic, it's almost as if he is mocking the viewer. The flower is well drawn, and the jester's hair things are oddly enough colored to stand out and not be boring. IF this were an actual painting, I would probably buy it, as these kind of pictures attract my interest. Overall, you did a fantastic job with this.
Yuujin's avatar
Awww, this is the best critique rating I've ever getted so far :dance::dance::dance:
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!! :glomp:
It really makes me happy to know that you liked the pic and that you evaluated him so highly :w00t:
I haven't read that Stephen King's book, but I'll look into it ;p (it makes me curious); I really appreciate the thing that the picture attracts the viewer, mocks him, this makes me feel as making something alive out of sheet of paper and colors :)
really thank again, I really appreciated you critique :hug:
MabusTheDark's avatar
It was no problem, really. :) The book is a good read, and the picture does seem that way to me.
Yuujin's avatar
when I should definatelly read it ;p
MabusTheDark's avatar
Hehe, they also made a movie about the book. It's definitely a good one to watch if you like horror.
Yuujin's avatar
well not a very big fan, but I guess I will put it into my must see list ;p
Dente-di-Leone's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

the choice of pastel colours to represent The Fool is in my opinion very daring. it does lower the impact on the whole philosophy of the fool maybe, but I think that can be arranged...especially with your technique! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

for instance, the purple border is too thick but that wouldn't be a problem if it weren't so constant (meaning the intensity of shading and perhaps lack of contrast colour is the thing missing here)
also, the blue stripes on his hat are all almost evenly shaded like in a pattern making it a bit dull.
so, perhaps you should point it out more that the light source is actually behind him. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

the flower is hardly noticable.
and perhaps because of the purple border problem I mentioned, his hands are too striking out in this picture.

So, I would say The Fool and the Hanged Man are yet to be finished, while Temperance is actually complete comparing to these two <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/> Considering this is a set of Tarot illustrations, it would be the best thing to have them all evenly done great <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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oh, thank you for pointing out those details, I will really work some more on them, I thought myself that I want fool more out of the soft background., and I should make contrast with purple border smoother...
thank you very much for the critique :hug: and suggestions :nod:
Dente-di-Leone's avatar
anytime dear :D
hey, what are the dimensions of your Tarot work?
Yuujin's avatar
A3, quite big ones, but I love it when it's not usual A4 :D :D :D
Ivi-Green's avatar
amazing! I like the hair a lot !
Yuujin's avatar
Thank you ^^
curtdevil's avatar
the mocking of insanity. very terrifying
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kilroyart's avatar
wow! fantastic :w00t:
Yuujin's avatar
I'm glad you liked it :dance:
Consuelo-Parra's avatar
Hi, you work in my journal![link] for the featured for the points! thnaks dear!:rose:
Yuujin's avatar
and thanks to you too :hug:
Marikobard's avatar
little dark but awesome
Yuujin's avatar
;p yeah, that's how it should be :nod:
thank you :hug:
MabusTheDark's avatar
I enjoy looking at this piece, the creepiness is not lost regardless of how much I look at it.
Yuujin's avatar
Good :nod: awww, thank you so much for taking your time to critique this artwork too :hug:
I'm really happy you liked it :boogie:
MabusTheDark's avatar
No problem! Now I have someone else to keep an eye out on for awesome artwork.
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