MYSTICS, OCCULT AND THE TAROT: Project and Exhibition
It's been a while since the last update! I've recently participated in the local illustration scene's exhibition on the Tarot at UP Otakufest last February 18, 2017. The project and exhibition was curated by Sketchbook Challenge Cebu. 78 artists from all over Cebu, Philippines contributed an illustration to complete a Tarot deck. I was assigned the Queen of Cups.
A little whimsical inspiration was brought for this illustration. All elements for the Queen of Cups were in some way related to water and sometimes sea monsters. My partner then had an epiphany; who else is best to represent this queen but the goddess of cups for all of us overworked artists--the Starbucks lady? She's a mermaid, it's perfect. To make it even more obvious; I made sure the star on her head (here depicted as starfish), would be very close to a couple of stags in the background...hence, a star and some bucks. Star. Bucks. Yes, kindly laugh on cue.
Individual cards were sold in the event and this lady was sold out. So, that was happy news. I hope you enjoy this illustration.