View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 625: THE TAROT DECK: "The Fool Card"

02 February 2006, 08:28 AM
As an experiment we are going to do tarot cards for the next week.
For more info on the Tarot cards go here:

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:
* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* They can be done on any medium.
* If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
* Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
* The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
*You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
* Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.

Good luck

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
>>Link<< (http://showthread.php/?t=145003)

02 February 2006, 09:07 AM
Jesus H Christ, I'm two behind, and you go off and post this one early? :argh: This sounds like a fun exercise, though. :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 01:15 PM
As Card 0, the Fool lies at the beginning of the Major Arcana, but also somewhat apart from the other cards. In Medieval courts, the court jester was someone who was not expected to follow the same rules as others. He could observe and then poke fun. This makes the Fool unpredictable and full of surprises. He reminds us of the unlimited potential and spontaneity inherent in every moment. There is a sense with this card that anything goes—nothing is certain or regular. The Fool adds the new and unfamiliar to a situation.
The Fool also represents the complete faith that life is good and worthy of trust. Some might call the Fool too innocent, but his innocence sustains him and brings him joy. In readings, the Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction - one that will guide you onto a path of adventure, wonder and personal growth. He also reminds you to keep your faith and trust your natural responses. If you are facing a decision or moment of doubt, the Fool tells you to believe in yourself and follow your heart no matter how crazy or foolish your impulses may seem.

02 February 2006, 10:20 PM
artrage 30 mins, feel burnt out today...

02 February 2006, 10:40 PM
All Fools are evil :wise:....or is that dangerous :surprised
Anyway - 1h40min, PS + Wacom

02 February 2006, 03:35 AM
90 mins...

02 February 2006, 05:05 AM
Ahhh, the beginning of the journey!
Nice work guys! Here's mine...not great and I'm sorry it's not done. It helped me get back into the mode of working on the tarot deck I'm designing for myself again! Ironically enough I had planned to start back into it this week! HAHA! What a coincidence! :D

1 hr
PS Elements


02 February 2006, 06:22 AM

2 hrs, pencil/ps

02 February 2006, 06:58 AM
Damn Lucavi, that looks SIIICCKKK:buttrock:

02 February 2006, 08:22 AM
that looks great, lucavi. Do you have a larger version?

02 February 2006, 08:50 AM
lucavi that is insane! i got the goosebumps when i first saw it. now i'm having a seizure dammit.

02 February 2006, 12:53 PM
very elegant, magestic, delicate and well composed work lucavi. :applause:

02 February 2006, 04:54 PM
Overchord - I like that one a lot!
daniel68 - love it - but she looks a bit startled! Is that Dargon's head she's holding?!? :eek:
Elaeria - outstanding! :thumbsup:
lucavi - AWESOME :bounce:

02 February 2006, 04:58 PM
lucavi, omg, 2 hours only... :eek:
Sketch of the Week I guess :buttrock:

02 February 2006, 06:02 PM

PS CS2 + Wacom ~ about 15 minutes

02 February 2006, 06:29 PM
artrage 1.5 hour

I am thinking about square tarot cards..

02 February 2006, 06:57 PM
I'm always a little inspired when I'm in a bad mood. Here's my take on the fool.

Corel Painter 2hrs, and light touch-ups in photoshop.

02 February 2006, 07:00 PM
lucavi- that is something else, awesome i'd stick it in the gallery good job mate.

02 February 2006, 07:03 PM
lucavi, enayla : good work :thumbsup::applause::bowdown::drool:

02 February 2006, 07:53 PM
Enayla :scream: :thumbsup:

About 2 hours/Photoshop

The Vux
02 February 2006, 10:59 PM
well then here comes mine
I tried to read about the cards diffrent mening butfound it far to hard to interpret...
so I made an easier one. With my cards you are simply what the cards say

02 February 2006, 01:51 AM
lol, in that case screw getting the death card :eek:

02 February 2006, 08:13 AM
Nice job Lucavi, it really caught my eye and it is truley amazing for 2 hours.

Enayla I was so happy to see you posted a sketch! Amazing work as usual. Back when you posted a lot in DSG, I would wake up and i was seriously excited for what you had made that day. You are so inspiring to me, and to be able to communicate with you is a privilege. Also, I hope to get out to Sweden one of these days, I am a pure bread swede and I am stuck in Minnesota.

02 February 2006, 09:03 PM
Wow. lucavi and enayla both making an appearance. What more can a guy ask for. :)

02 February 2006, 07:56 PM
Great theme this week :)
Lucavi: beautiful work... :buttrock: :applause: (misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

Photoshop, 50min:

02 February 2006, 08:16 PM
Enayla, that's a great work. If it had a border it would look great on a tarot card, I like your style.

Lucavi, I adore you. greatly, is there any place you can direct me in learning the greatness of your ways?

02 February 2006, 08:42 PM
Wow. lucavi and enayla both making an appearance. What more can a guy ask for. :)

A pleasant surprise for sure :)

02 February 2006, 09:48 PM
damn, already three cards behind...

painter 9, way too much time...

Lucavi - just awesome:buttrock:
enayla - I really love your style:love:

vyse_soa - cool concept

02 February 2006, 10:33 PM
Lucavi All your cards are truly amazing, you have a wonderful touch...going to sell them? I'm balcan, we now hau to reed cardz... :D
Enayla Love insane little girls, they scare me to hell.
MartinG Very nice concept
Vyse_soa Really love the palette you have chosen, a romantic view and dynamic

I'm thinking of making the whole collection...I once made some..but...there are 3 works in progress waiting....damn, how can I resist? :rolleyes:

02 February 2006, 11:02 PM
hour and a half. I love tarot sweet topic.

02 February 2006, 03:15 AM
I really wanted to do a sketch with Paul McCartney on the card but I just can't seem to find the time -- so do me a favour and just imagine that here, ok?


SO much great work in this thread. fal$eprofit... I LOVE IT!!!

02 February 2006, 05:07 AM
lol u lazy bum. im not even imagening things, although that song pops in my mind imediately, and the .... on the hill sees the sun going down, bla bla bla.

02 February 2006, 10:58 PM
I'm a fool... I pretend to be cool
But it's not getting me anywhere...

Pencil gimp 10 min

02 February 2006, 12:57 AM
You got it ysvry! :thumbsup:

"...and the eyes in his head
see the world spinning round..."

</lazy bum>

03 March 2006, 01:21 AM
too long. but had fun.

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