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    Team Chow III: Super High-Five Squad

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    Main Topic: Tarot


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    *"Though often used as a form of divination, we'll be approaching it from a strictly design perspective. Each card is meant to tell a very particular tale (though this tale often depends on the reader) and has many symbols and meanings attached to it. The goal will be to do each card as a character-based (this is still chow) illustration to illuminate the meaning of the card. However, the specific meaning and the symbols will be up to you."
    *4. Please make sure that your files (for final illustrations) can be sized down to 9 cm by 15.5 cm (or 3.543 x 6.1 inches) at 300 dpi.

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    III The Empress
    Queen of wands
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    VIII Strength
    Princess of wands
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    Seven of Pentacles
    Three of Pentacles

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    Tim Burton style, Macabre, Beetlejuice.

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    ok, let's start the discussion!


    i just read over the general meanings of each card, and i noticed that 4/6 of them have to do with the element of fire- mainly mine and tron-one's cards. primordial seven's cards are both associated with earth so as far as a unifying theme,, i think we may have something to work with.

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    Main notes from meeting held 08-01-10

    - The Empress is the ruler of all. Both the Queen and Princess of Wands represent a type of hope and promise.

    -Strength resonates with the queen's quiet sense of focus and will.

    -The Pentacles cards represent the promise of prosperity through hard work which The Empress presides over.

    Order of card layout:
    -Since The Empress is ruler of all, have her in the centre.

    -Queen and Princess of Wands are in the same suit and both represent a growing sense of promise and hope, so keep them together [plus it'll be easy to illustrate a mother/daughter relationship].

    -Pentacles depend on the goodwill of The Empress to grant them their rewards for their hard work, so keep them together and next to The Empress

    -Strength and the Queen of Wands are similar so those two can be paired together.

    Flow chart: pentacles--->the empress ---> princess of wands --->queen of wands---> strength
    -The cards will interact with each other especially The Empress.

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    Finally, I have bits to show. As I told Tron, I've been finding this one difficult but I'm getting round to finalising everything now and should be able to get some sort of a final version for both cards done.

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    Keeping in mind we wanted to "link" each card, an idea I had for the background of both cards was to have a Wonderland-esque environment with a path that leads from one card to the next. I've still to fully figure that all out.

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    UGH i feel soooooo bad about falling off the wagon here... but i have two final layout sketches to show for my two cards. the only thing that changed is that they ended up looking more realistic than cartoon-like, so that's a style adjustment.

    there's not gonna be much detail in these sketches, since i'm on a time constraint. if i push it i can get the gayscale images done by tomorrow evening- adding the color would then be a piece of cake.


    i'll edit this post in a few minutes once i get my images uploaded.


    The first one is a basic sketch for the Queen of Wands. she's supposed to be wearing a dress of pure gold and preparing to leave her throne [to follow her daughter the Princess of Wands and heading towards the Empress]. style-wise she's had to render since her colors are supposed to be kinda warm, so i'm trying to find a way to fuse simplistic himegyaru fashion with a touch of gothic charm.

    the second one is my Empress. she's three-geaded to represent the three main aspects of her i'm choosing- her generosity towards those who work hard, her support of feminism natures, and her mothering of ideas, arts, fortunes, etc. i split her crown of stars to 3 four-star crowns [one for each head] and gave her four arms. her overall design is reminiscent of the hindu goddess [aka the great divine mother] Shakti and a heavily pregnant morticia addams.. visually, i'll going to use cooler colors on her- like a gothic porcelain doll.

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