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    -Tarot and more-

    Hello all,

    here's a new one, finished today

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    If you wish to contact me for work: some.artwork@gmail.com

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    February 3rd, 2013

    Oshadagea
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    Copyright DeNA Co., Ltd. Art Director: Gameco.com

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    and a personal image

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    May 23rd, 2012: New piece> Emersal

    Okay here's a new finished thingy I'm rather happy with. It should remind some you of the 2-dragon piece I did a while back (which you can find in my portfolio http://soufmeng.weebly.com/).
    This time I resarched bat anatomy to give the dragon more credibility as this one is alone and the largest center of interest in the composition. That said yes there's still some pretty funky
    decorative things going on with the wing design that I wanted to keep for... well, decoration : )

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    May 4th, 2012: Update!

    A polyptych panorama for Stamp Art Fever.
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    More Zodiac signs.
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    February 10th, 2012 : Original Post

    Hello!

    I am finally allowed to share formerly-under-NDA samples from a Tarot card deck fully illustrated by yours truly from summer 2010 to summer 2011 for French-based client TAROTland.

    The full deck comprises 78 illustrations, that is 22 trumps (major arcanas) and 56 suits (minor arcanas).


    I'll be pleased to answer questions about this finally finished project!


    Justice, the Hanged Man, the Moon and the World.
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    The World, as the last major arcana, was one of the most important illustration of the entire deck. I painted it at a higher resolution and sort of as a stand-alone piece.
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    The Emperess/Emperor couple. On this you can see the visual continuity that the client wanted me to design between almost all neighbouring cards.
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    The suit of Swords
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    The suit of Coins
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    And while we're at it, here's the Sagittarius, a sample from the current contract I am working on; the illustration of the 12 zodiac signs. And a personal painting I made to develop the character from this piece.
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    You can see more of my works and other Tarot samples at http://soufmeng.weebly.com/

    All feedback is more than welcome!

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    'The World' is stunning, really beautiful. I really like the Sagittarius too, lovely colours

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    Beautiful pieces! 'The suits of swords' is a favourite. I like the whole concept with the dark and light in contrast. And of course the 'World' is just stunning! Keep them coming

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    Agree that 'The World' really makes me stop and say 'woah..." I love the colors working together. These are cool!

    Did you learn a lot about tarot cards during the project?

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    Really cool body of work! Can't wait to see the zodiac series in its entirety!

    Please Sir, I'd like some more.

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    Nice! Like the sagittarius one.

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    Awesome, Soufiane! "The World" is my favourite and i love the women, you draw(definitely in my taste).
    Keep on!

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    Hey,

    Thanks to everyone of you for the warm feedback, glad to see the work that went into these is appreciated!

    Brian Bremer: Yes I can safely say that I know more about Tarot cards now than your average joe. I wouldn't have gotten so deep into it on my own but I'm glad work made me research the subject. Also, having to often refer to the traditional imagery of Tarots has made me more sensitive to the beauty of the art of the middle ages.

    Here's a grouped file of the 22 major arcanas arranged in the original Tarot de Marseille pattern.
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    wow!!

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    Beautiful work. Especially the centaur and the character piece.

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    Great work!
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    Those are wonderful. You put a lot of time and detail into those. Great job!

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    Beautiful work, love them!

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    Great job! Im especially loving the Sagittarius.

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    Hi,

    great paintings. I don't deale with tarot cards, but I would buy yours. "The world" picture is a really awesome artwork.

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    really, really, really good!!!!!

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    Excellent attention to detail and beautifull colours too. Thanks for showing these.

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    Hi!

    Again, thanks everyone for the sweet feedback!

    Here's the Scorpion, from the Zodiac series. Each sign must include a reference to a labour of Hercules, indicated by the client. In this one I think the Lernaean hydra will not fail to remind of Magic's Progenitus as depicted by Jaime Jones; I guess you could consider it homage but first and foremost I wanted to include the reference in a more straightforward way than in the other pieces (e.g the Stymphalian birds in Sagittarius).

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    I likey

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    Me too.
    Especially the Sagittarius and the last personal work.
    Good stuff.

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    Holy Moses these are beautiful!

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    These are all really great! keep it up!

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    Fantastic! i love how series such as the "swords" and "coins" have consistent color palettes.

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    Fantastic work.
    C'est du bon!

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    "the world" reflects ideals and power of the feminine. little tecnical detail that caucht my eye was the vase in her hand, i think it's falling out of her hand, should the grip be tighter maybe? also her neck is kinda flat and long, more form?

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    nice work

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    have you seen the tarots by william blake? theyre jawdropping i think

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    Incredible work, I'm speechless!

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