Aug. 21st, 2008

ART: HP Tarot Key 6: The Lovers

Title: Key 6: The Lovers
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: G
Characters: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
Medium: photoshop
Summary: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger stand in a colonnade overlooking the Scottish hills.
This card represents Choice, Dilemma, Union, Love, and Providence.



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Aug. 8th, 2008

ART: HP Tarot Ace of Swords

Title: Ace of Swords
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: G
Character: Rowena Ravenclaw
Summary: Wearing her diadem and holding an Anglo-Saxon sword, Rowena Ravenclaw stands on the shore of the lake near Hogwarts on a clear summer day.



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Aug. 7th, 2008

HP Tarot Master Table

I spend a lot of time messing about with Google Documents to update my master plan for my Harry Potter Tarot Deck, and will continue to do so, but I thought having a master table that other people could see and comment on would be neat. And possibly helpful.

Now, here is the catch to all of these assignments: the Majors, Courts, and Aces are mostly portrait cards. For these, I have chosen a CHARACTER rather than a scene whenever possible. A few of them are multiple characters (The Moon, The Lovers, The Wheel).
I want to avoid repeating characters as much as possible. There are two clear exceptions: Harry, since he is obviously both the Fool and the World, and I have placed him also as The Sun; and Minerva, since she has a place as a Head of House in the court cards, as well as being Justice. (If anybody can come up with some alternatives feel free to let me know.) Another "exception" is the use of the Animagi/Werewolf forms of the Marauders, as well as having Lupin and Sirius in their own cards.
Anyway, the point is, my reluctance to repeat too much is why some characters who seem obvious fits for Court Cards do not appear there. They have probably already been assigned to a Major Arcana card.
The pip cards are still very fluid. They will most likely be the last ones to be drawn, and as such there is a lot more time to re-assign and tweak the images. They will be scenes from the book straight out of canon or something that canon clearly implies, rather than trying to make up new scenes for each one, or shoehorn HP characters into Pamela Coleman-Smith's compositions. This is why each card will have a keyword as well as their number assignment, since it may not always be extremely obvious what the suit is from the scene. (There will not always be a place for the actual pips to be visualized.)

Ok, them's the rules. Comment at will.
big honkin' table )

Jul. 6th, 2008

ART: HP Tarot: Ace of Cups

Title: Ace of Cups
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: G
Character: Salazar Slytherin
Summary: Salazar Slytherin, wearing his locket and ring, stands in his library the evening of Samhain, with autumn foliage visible out the window.



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ART: HP Tarot Ace of Wands

Title: Ace of Wands
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: G
Character: Godric Gryffindor
Notes: Godric Gryffindor holds his wand ready, sword at his side, in a cloister with a blooming May Day garden.



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Jul. 2nd, 2008

ART: Key 16: The Tower

Title: Key 16: The Tower
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: PG
Character: Sirius Black
Medium: photoshop + tablet



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Jun. 30th, 2008

ART: HP Tarot Key 12: The Hanged Man

Title: Key 12: The Hanged Man
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: PG
Character: Regulus Black
Summary: Regulus Black is dragged beneath the dark waters of the Horcrux Cave by Inferi.
This card represents "trial or meditation, selflessness, sacrifice, prophecy." (source: aeclectic tarot)



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Jun. 6th, 2008

ART: HP Tarot Key 14: Temperance

Title: Key 14: Temperance
Artist: [info]zephre
Rating: G
Character: Severus Snape
Notes: Flower symbolism as follows: iris for cherished friendship, blue hyacinth for constancy, purple hyacinth for begging forgiveness, yellow hyacinth for jealousy, and lily for devotion.


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Jun. 4th, 2008

Talking HP Tarot again

OK, I have re-assessed and re-assigned more cards.
The Hanged Man and The Tower have been totally re-imagined. Harry is no longer the Hanged Man, which I'm sure will make a few folks out there happy.  I know that's not a popular choice with all the tarot folks out there.
I think I found a better option - Regulus, falling into the pool of Inferi.

Also, even though the imagery seems written for a typical tarot deck, I have decided to move away from Dumbledore's death on the Astronomy Tower as The Tower card, and go with something I felt had a more immediately devestating impact on Harry.  So The Tower is now Sirius falling through the Veil.

The Wheel is giving me hives. Change, fate, luck, unexpected events. I've thought of Tonks, or perhaps Bill. Nothing is firm with this card yet.  It used to be just the circle of House Point Hourglasses, but I'd really like to have a character in there instead.  Hm. Maybe this one needs to be Draco! Woah. I may need to ponder that. Early morning is apparently when my lizard brain comes up with *fantastic* possibilities!

Judgment is also a bit frustrating, although I really like the idea of the Sorting Hat the composition is driving me mad. It seems like the initial Sorting Ceremony doesn't really fit the card, so do I instead choose a moment when someone is pulling out the sword? Or do I look again at the whole card? The Heirophant gave me this sort of trouble until I moved totally away from my initial idea and embraced something different. 

Mar. 23rd, 2008

ART: HP Tarot Key 13: Death

Title: Key 13: Death
Artist: [info]zephre
Character: Luna Lovegood
Medium: Photoshop
Rating: G
Summary: Luna Lovegood stands in the Forbidden Forest with thestrals.
This card represents endings, transitions, psychological transformations, loss, being caught in the inescapable, humility leading to exaltedness.
Also, filling in for prompt "See" on my art100 table.



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Feb. 27th, 2008

ART: HP Tarot Key 8: Strength

Title: Key 8: Strength
Character: Neville Longbottom
Medium: Photoshop
Rating: G
Summary: Neville Longbottom stands in the Room of Requirement during his seventh year at Hogwarts.
This card represents natural law, finding strength within, and compassionate awareness.


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Jan. 27th, 2008

HP Tarot Key 7: The Chariot

Title: Key 7: The Chariot
Characters: Fred Weasley, George Weasley
Rating: G



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Jan. 11th, 2008

ART: Key 9: The Hermit

Title: Key 9, The Hermit
Summary: Remus Lupin stands on a cliff, alone, ready to move away from civilization and come to terms with the beast within him.
This card represents isolation, retreat, seeking, and the inner search for meaning.





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Nov. 23rd, 2007

HP Tarot: Ace of Pentacles

A nice card for Thanksgiving.


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Oct. 26th, 2007

HP Tarot Key 15: The Devil


Key 15: The Devil

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Sep. 19th, 2007

Key 17: The Star


Key 17: The Star
Originally uploaded by zephrene.
Lily Evans Potter stands between sea and sky, pouring water from a shallow bowl, as the Milky Way fills the sky behind her. This card represents hope and healing.

Part of my Harry Potter Tarot Project.

Asking here, too - anybody got an idea for a font? This one looked a lot better at one o'clock this morning, but even then I was pretty sure it wasn't going to work for the whole set. EDIT 12:44pm: a friend gave me a new font that I like much better. Sound the w00t!



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