Doodles and Things

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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by kleomenes » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:57 am

Amazing! Very evocative
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Mel Darenda, Board Member of the Golden Wheel - Amnian Coin
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Dural Narkisi, Knight of the Ruby Rose - Inspired
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Anrilor » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:32 am

Can I make a tarot request of Amora for "the devil" card? It totally describes her forward and reversed (totally addicted to Reiker). Also bonus, she's a tiefling ;)

By the way these are totally amazing.
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by thids » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:27 am

Amazing, as always. The face looks very familiar, but I can't put my finger on whom it reminds me of.
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by wangxiuming » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:39 am

Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement! It means a lot. :) And I definitely can use some blessings from RNGesus :P

Unfortunately, I'm not taking on unpaid requests at the moment. If you are interested in a commission, please send me a PM and I can provide my commission information. However, I have a few projects on my plate already and cannot guarantee when I will be able to start on additional commissions at this time. :(

As for the reference I used for Eldarian, it was Chris Evans!

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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by wangxiuming » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:18 pm

Another long-overdue tarot card. Here is Wren as The Tower:

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With Wren, I debated for a long while about what card would work. At first, I was leaning toward a gender-bent Emperor card, because the idea of having a kickass female assassin as The Emperor had an odd appeal for me. I also considered The Hanged Man for a little bit. Ultimately, with consultation with Wren's player, we settled on The Tower with the intent to express some of the emotion and upheaval behind Wren's defection from Darkhold.

I had done The Tower previously, but as with all my past art, I have gradually grown to hate it. Plus, my old Tower was in a different style and in completely different dimensions than all the rest of my cards thus far, so I knew I had to replace it eventually.

In its upright position, The Tower represents sudden change, chaos, revelation, and awakening, among other things. Here, I try to embody those themes by capturing Wren's flight from the Zhentarim after discovering the true horrors within the faction.

Random notes:
- Most of my previous cards thus far have had characters with very neutral expressions (including my original tower card, one of the reasons why I dislike it now). For a card with the jolt and energy of the Tower, I wanted something where the character was a bit more emotive.
- Lightning strikes the tower. In the Rider-Waite cards, the lightning strikes represent a sudden epiphany.
- Wren's horse is silver-gray, an excellent complement to the themes and character development from these events, in my opinion. It recalls the white horse from the Death card, which encapsulates transition points and new beginnings.

https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-m ... ana/tower/

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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Glowfire » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:39 pm

Wow, that is amazing. I love the energy from it! You captured it really well!
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Wolfrayne » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:57 pm

I've said it before and ill say it again.... I really want this deck of cards. Absolutely amazing work
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by The Whistler » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:56 am

ho lee chit :o
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Arn » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:31 pm

So glad you're doing this again. Amazing work, as always.

I went back to look at your old Tower card, and I thought:
1. Oh, it's your own characer!
and then
2. LOL you don't like it???

When you complete the deck, you should totally print them onto actual cards.
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by kleomenes » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:37 am

Brilliant!
Characters:
Mel Darenda, Board Member of the Golden Wheel - Amnian Coin
Daug'aonar, Bregan D'aerthe Master of Hounds - Loyal
Dural Narkisi, Knight of the Ruby Rose - Inspired
Cynric, Chief of the Greyfox - Seeking the Salt Shaman
Ameris Santraeger, Cleric of Ilmater, Harper, & Peacock - New Father!

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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by wangxiuming » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 pm

Thanks, everyone!

I have been considering whether I want to actually print physical cards out once I'm done with the Major Arcana, but I have a feeling a deck would be pretty sad without all the minor arcana (A - K of the four tarot suits) ... but that's an additional 50+ cards to paint and I don't know if I have it in me to do them all xD.

My goal right now is just to finish the major arcana, which I'm about halfway done. I'll give printing some more thought as I get closer to finishing them. :)

@Arn: I am stricken with the cliche artist feeling of hating your old work. :lol: In retrospect, that original tower I did was a bit of a mess thematically and I always felt iffy about the composition. It was one of my very first attempts at doing something besides portraits/simple figures so there was definitely room for improvement. Not that I don't still have a ton to learn now.

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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Arn » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:52 pm

I mean, I get it. I am just saying that to my eye, everything you do is so good.

So. Good.

Ugh.
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Meredith Olma - Divine Elixirs

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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Fury_US » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:19 am

Absolutely nobody hates an artists work as bad as the artist himself does, it's just a fact of nature.

Wang, it may be possible to use something like Vista Print or some form of print on demand, where people who would like to have a print of their character's card can order a print in various sizes for framing, etc if you didn't fee like trying to print it out as a deck. A full tarot deck is a lot to take on, but I'd honestly be happy with just the Major Arcana. Just, you know. Find out what the cost would be to get them printed, and set up a kickstarter, maybe.
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by VDub » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:47 am

Should have used a "Deck of many things" for the theme. There are only 22 of them. :P
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Re: Doodles and Things

Unread post by Winterborne » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:21 pm

These are entirely incredible, i can't wait to see more.
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