Card Layout

Here’s an example of the layout of the cards.

I’ve chosen Temperance as the primary image for the deck.

Temperance was the first card that I painted.

Adam MacLean describes on his website how Tarot is an extremely rigid and restrictive artform. The deck has a strict structure, and each image has some precise guidelines. When you add to this the Golden Dawn method of coloring the deck, you are restricted even further, since the pallette for each card is limited.

Temperance was my first experiment with using the limited pallette and the “flashing color” technique as a substitute for gradients. The results were pleasing.


My personal herald -- Temperance.

My personal herald -- Temperance.





~ by Jonathan Pierce on April 6, 2009.

One Response to “Card Layout”

  1. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see these in print!

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