I have failed.
I tried on a whim to create a piece of art each day in October, following the Laketober prompts (which were great) but after 10 days, I stoppped.
The main reason was that it took up all my free time and there was no time left for role-playing-games writing and editing.
Still, I'm quite proud of the 10 pieces i've created over the beginning of October, so I decided to at least show you guys the Tarot i've started to create.
Who knows, maybe one day i'll write the corresponding game to that Tarot :-D ...
Laketober Day 6: Death & Immortality
For this prompt I decided to go more in the direction of the immortality, and pictured immediately the Arcane of "The Magician" as a young looking alchemist that has found a way to cheat the process of aging.
I'm quite happy how this turned out, but the picture of the alchemist i've used is what makes this picture great (i found it on Unsplash).
Laketober Day 7: Sacrifice & Ritual
I first tried here to picture a ritual and in the process, i thought of picturing what happens when the invoker is not able to keep the demon (or other entity) that he invoked in check.
I present "the devil invoked" - a variation of the 15th major arcana of the tarot - "the Devil"...
"What do you think happen after the invocation, weak mortal?"
Laketober Day 8 : Dogs & Shrimps
I don't know why, but the dog prompt made me research where pets are depicted on the classical illustrations of the Tarot, and well nowhere is there a dog. But somehow, I made a mental connection to Death and imagined what Death's pet would look like...
So, I present "Death and her pet" - a variation of the 13th major arcana of the tarot - "Death"...
What else could Death have as a pet, if not a Cerberus?
Laketober Day 9 : Knife & Matches
My first association to combine Knife and Tarot was to understand Knife as "Blade" and therefore I pictured the Sword of Justice.
I had not a lot of time for this piece, and tried a new technique to create it (one i'll probably will not use again). Still, I like the result.
I present "Hallucinating Justice" - a variation of the 11th major arcana of the tarot - "Justice"...
Do you think Justice is blind or only tripping on LSD??
Laketober Day 10 : Soul & Mask
For me, mask is associated to Carnival, and Venice's carnival is the one that resonnates most with me. While searching for a nice picture of the classical carnival, I stumbled upon a picture of lovers wearing masks and I then knew which Arcana I would depict...
I present "The venitian Lovers" - a variation of the 6th major arcana of the tarot - "The lovers"...
I'm quite proud of the creepiness of the picture, mostly induced by the moon's face and the monolith in the background...
But even though i didn't finish Laketober, i'm really happy about my participation and there is only one piece of art i'm really not proud of ("23 - The time traveller", from my last post).
In the end, i'm sure i've learned stuff, and I've really augmented the pace at which I work, which is a real plus.
I hope you liked the Arcana cards, it's probably never gonna be a complete set, but who knows if next october coming I won't have forgotten how chronophage that was and decide to restart...
And as always, comments welcome !