American/Pride scarf

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The second attempt at this scarf, and I definitely like the results better than the first one.  The colors are a little wonky in this photo, sorry.

It’s good to be able to wear a bit of defiance around your neck when you’re out and about.

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The Swan Daughter

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Finally, finally was able to finish this.  I had to get my studio door up so that the cat couldn’t get into my paints first.

This is based off a fairy tale a friend invented, about the Moon taking a swan as his queen.   However, a woodcutter fell in love with her as well and conspired to steal her away from the tower the Moon had made for her.

By far this was the most challenging watercolor painting I’ve done so far.  I wouldn’t say it was 100% successful, but I do like it overall.

The Tower

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Another difficult card, given the current political climate.  I’m terribly afraid this one is going to be our existence for the foreseeable future.  Let’s try to make the change a positive one, at least.

The Empress

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Because even though the negative aspects of this card are everything we’re going to be dealing with for the next four years, naming a thing is the first step in fighting it.

From an artistic standpoint, the color on this card gave me fits.  Though when I finally figured out what I needed the sky to be in order for it all to balance, I pretty much smacked my forehead it was that obvious in retrospect.

Duty

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And I have finished it.  One of these days I will learn how to do the line weight properly the first time, damn it.  I always forget just how long doing the colors takes me; I spent very nearly all day working on them, and this is nowhere near the worst card I’ve had to balance (Gate, I’m looking at you.)

The Visionary: WIP 1

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Hokay, this one spiraled all out of control on me.  Although I don’t know why I say that like I’m surprised.

It’s funny, I was doodling to try to figure out what to do with the grand contraption, and suddenly realized that I was humming the music from Metropolis Zone in Sonic 2.  Yeah, sounds about right (minus those bastard robot starfish).  The construction also probably owes some inspiration to Howl’s Moving Castle in its cobbled-togetherness.

The little triangle bits on some of the platforms are a mental placeholder for probably alchemical symbols.