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Le Monde - Tarot by NitrusOxide Le Monde - Tarot by NitrusOxide
Acrylic, about 10x17.

Really excited about this one! My first acrylic painting since high school. For this assignment we all picked a tarot card at random from a deck, then researched the meaning behind it and the symbols used in it. My card was the world, the last card in the tarot deck.

The World represents completion, and readiness to embark on a new journey. This was an interesting card for me. I often feel like I edit myself so much that I can barely get anything down on paper. Sometimes I feel hobbled by my own self criticism, and even when I finish it, my work doesn’t feel complete.

At first I felt frustrated, like the drawing of this particular card was the universe taking a jab at my feelings of inadequacy. But working on this card turned out to be pretty fun and I got really engaged in researching it. I also took inspiration from art deco poster design.

Scythe and wheat represent Cronus/Saturn, also the batons usually held by the world. Scales on scarf represent Sebek/Ouroboros. Lion, Eagle, Angel and Bull represent four stable signs of the zodiac.
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TopplingDominoes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
WooooooooW
All of your art have very well thought out color schemes. I can see the design in them.
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
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