Disclaimer for new readers: Welcome! I am in the process of illustrating a full tarot deck for Llewellyn Worldwide, the artwork has been shared here with permission from the editor. There is no release date yet for the deck, but it should be sometime in 2015. It will be a full 78 card deck with no borders. The author behind the project is Ann Moura, who is widely known for her Green Witch books.
This week’s card is commonly known as The Hanged Man. In The Green Witch tarot it is named The Oak King.
The Oak King hangs upside down by his heel from a great oak. He is peaceful and contemplative. He draws an infinity symbol below his head. Gorse grows below symbolizing hope, endurance and rebirth. A robin watches him from a branch. The robin is a symbol of change, the cycle of the seasons and messages.
I should mention there will be a fuller description of the cards meaning and symbolism by Ann Moura in the final product.
This card came together easily and quicker than some of the others, yet it’s one of my favourites so far. The author Ann Moura gave me a wonderful description to work from. The mood of the card was set as springtime which is perfect now that the weather is finally beginning to warm up.
I have compiled a gif of the process for you to see the full process:
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this little look into my illustration process. As always I’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment. If you like the artwork I would also like to encourage you to share it with your friends.
To view all cards posted on the blog so far, please click here: Green Witch Tarot