Generally (although there are several exceptions), "professional" tarot decks try to use images whose details are reminders of the side concepts and the subtleties involved in the card's meanings. I know this is not a "professional" project (once again, I insist in the plain fact that our artists' talent could perfectly afford a professional project of any kind, but I guess that is simply not the goal for this one), but I feel the "pro" previous works on the topic are an obvious reference source.Jake wrote:But that said, I was under the impression that the illustration didn't really matter all that much for any of the uses of tarot cards, and so long as the viewer could make out which card it was supposed to be it would be fine regardless?
However, there are some decks that can be really abstract, like the Osho zen, where it can be really hard to identify the cards unless you are very familiar with their unique symbology... I'm quite sure that the aim of this project is not an osho-like thing. While having an image that just identifies the card would be fine, I think that having some symbols tying it to its meaning as well won't hurt; and Vatina's art seems to prove the point.
As I pointed out, some tarots can be really abstract... unless you are both used to that tarot and the classic tarot's symbolism, then it's quite hard you might find a useful reference on it.Vatina wrote:Well as mentioned I originally wanted to bring some of the symbols along, since I thought it would look good I even tried to dig up some of my mother's tarot cards to look at, but they were so abstract and weird that I discarded them in the end ^^;
About the symbols on the Hierophant's card itself, the throne is normally used to denote authority, while the pillars reference a connection with the "above".
About the final result of this card: I can only say I love it However, I just reached Yurika's endings in the game yesterday, and some similarities with real life experiences make my appreciation for that character quite subjective.
After finishing the game, I have to agree with the choice:herenvardo wrote:Finally, about the chariot: I already said that the background works very well with the meaning of the card, but I can't say anything about the character: I haven't played the game, and the girl as depicted doesn't show the essence of the chariot. Maybe, depending on the whole story behind the character, she might be a good match for the card; if so, people who have played the game would see the meaning when seeing her. Since I don't know, I'm downloading the game now; I'll update after I get to know her better