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The High Priestess - Tarot by faeorain The High Priestess - Tarot by faeorain
Ink and graphite, 11 x 14".

The High Priestess © Faeorain, 2011


This is my entry for the Major Arcana Tarot card contest hosted by
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Contest journal can be read here:

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The original photo reference can be seen here:

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Erydril Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the amount of details on your art is trully amazing! And the symobolism associated with this card is just perfect! That's awesome! :aww:
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faeorain Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconerydril:
Erydril Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :blushes:
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MarbleCK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome interpretation! Did you ever think to do other arcana?
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faeorain Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I had originally planned to do quite a few, perhaps all of them. It's just lately I struggle with the desire to draw at all. I have plenty of ideas stockpiled but seem to have lost the passion for it. I have another work that is about 90% finished and I just can't bring myself to complete it. I'm hoping I will snap out of my funk at some point.
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MarbleCK Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, I'm sorry if you lost the motivation to draw... You are talented and you have many good ideas!
I wish you will find again the passion soon! Maybe it's just a question of time :) 
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faeorain Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, I hope that as some of the current stresses in life pass, things will pick up. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and reply!
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MarbleCK Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :) 
Gogogo!
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La-Catalina Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Wow..........
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent, I wonder how much time does it take drawing like this? I like your style a lot :)
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faeorain Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. I don't really remember the time for most of my works. I have a tendency to work a couple hours at a time and then set it aside and work later in the day, or skip a day or two before getting back to it. But I think this one did take awhile, but I think I still should have spent a little more time on it. If I remember correctly, I think it was for a content entry originally so there was a time limit to complete it. But I have a really bad habit of waiting until near the last minute to start working on contents entries, and it's to my own detriment. I keep telling myself I have to stop doing it, but it's a difficult habit to break.
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It happened to me the same thing more than once :XD: :XD: Not a good habit definitely ;)
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druid69 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I love the detail you achieve with this process. Very nice design too!
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:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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druid69 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You're welcome!
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TheLittle1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exquisite detailing!
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:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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thevampirepandora Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Resintent Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This is so stunning, I found it some time ago and then went to look for an image of The High Priestess and again, this is my favorite image. Have you illustrated an entire deck? If so where can I get a copy?

I am developing something at the moment, you may be interested. Please email me at director@resonantintent.com if you are interested in talking more. . .

Well done, really excellent work.
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faeorain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. I had big plans to do an entire deck, but sadly, this is was as far as I've come on the project. Too many other things going on at the moment to take on this very big task, but I do still plan to complete it. I just don't have a deadline as of yet.
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MysticHorns Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Wonderful work!
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sDoost Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice! I love the details!
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Doberlady Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very traditional design with all symbolism associated with this card. I really like it.
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faeorain Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully detailed.
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gaukelei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are absolutely amazing.
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow...thanks so much :)
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gaukelei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome ;)
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hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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ana-happy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really grat job :thumbsup:
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lisacrofts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
stunning as usual.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the Popular Choice! You've been featured on my main page :D :clap:
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faeorain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: Thanks so much :hug:
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silvergypsie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Congratulations on winning the popular choice awards :D :hug:
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faeorain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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silvergypsie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
you're welcome :D
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FlamewitchArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
That´s very nice
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WyldAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
oh fabulous! >.< It's sad that I'm in the contest and I'm rooting for you to win now!
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ha ha ha...well thank you! :) I have to admit, I would not mind winning a tarot deck. I don't own one, so I did all of my research online to figure out what to put in the drawing. I'm thinking I'm going to make a series of cards. Now if only my time and motivation could match my list of things to do, that would be something...lol.
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WyldAngel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I entered more for the fun of making the cards than winning. I have my own deck but the Osho-Zen deck that's one of the prizes was the first deck I ever read with and I just adored it, the imagery is totally different than another deck I've ever picked up. It just feels fun!

It would be alot of work to make a full deck but at the same time I think it'd probably pay off. Tarot cards are pretty popular.
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I had planned on taking a crack at drawing the Tarot cards anyway, and when they posted about the contest, I figured might as well start now :)
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WyldAngel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I can't wait to see the results!
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Stinkingooze Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks scarily wicked, not sure if she is meant to be, but the pillars certainly make it that way, and it defiantly adds the the whole picture.
Wonderful work, going to browse your bits n bobs :P
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Uh oh..ha ha. Well, I don't know if she is supposed to look scary, but to be honest, I don't really know much about the Tarot. I had to do quite a bit of research to get all the details of what might be found on this particular card. Thanks for taking time comment and for checking out my gallery :)
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ArcaneFire23 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is looking good as usual. :D
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you kind sir :)
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ArcaneFire23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
:3
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Whoo hoo! Glad you were able to make it! I've added you to the entries now. Good luck!
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faeorain Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, she looks decidedly wicked. Reminds me of the evil queen in Snow White...*shudder* Good luck in tha contest!
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