Green Witch Tarot: Publication Date & Update

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 some time 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.

Green Witch Tarot: 10 of Athames
10 of Athames Symbolism

The art for the Green Witch Tarot are nearing the deadline. I only have 6 illustrations left to finish at this point in time. Here’s one of the most recent cards I finished that I really liked; the 10 of Athames. The mandrake the witch holds symbolizes healing, overcoming challenges and  banishing negativity. The boars suggest determination, power and protection.

I had such a blast painting this piece. It’s the first time I’ve painted boars and researching their appears was so much fun (Piglet boars are adorable!).

Artist’s Limited Edition

I am currently planning what to do with the copies of the set that I receive as part of my contract, I will be making an Artist’s Limited Edition that will be for sale exclusively on my website here. I haven’t set in stone what the limited edition will include yet but I am thinking something along the lines of the following:

  • Signed Deck & Book.
  • A tarot bag.
  • A 2016 Calendar with art from the deck.
  • A bookmark with art from the deck.

What do you think, does that sound interesting? Do let me know in the comments.

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Publication Date

Now for something I know many of you have long waited for. When will it be published?Llewellyn Worldwide has set the publication date to September 8th, 2015, so mark your calendars.

Illustration Process

To those interested I have compiled a step by step gif of the illustration process for the 10 of Athames. This card was pretty straight forward. Ann Moura’s description of the art made it very easy to sketch out and we were on the same page with colors and details. It’s been such a pleasure to work with her on this project.

If you are interested in reading more about the deck please click here: Green Witch Tarot

Links:
Llewellyn Worldwide
Ann Moura

Green Witch Tarot: 10 of Athames
Kiri Østergaard Leonard
kiri@kirileonard.com

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

11 Comments

  • Lisa

    27.02.2015 at 05:27 Reply

    Yes, I’d be interested in the limited edition package… how exciting! 🙂

  • Rowan Rainraven

    23.02.2015 at 17:25 Reply

    Oh wow! I’ve been looking for a set that uses the green witch theme for so long! It’s so great to see swords and cups being replaced by the words athame and chalice 🙂 I can’t wait for this deck to be released – I just love it and will definitely be buying it …I hope it loves me back!! thanks so much It’s just beautiful 🙂
    Bright blessings xxx

    • Kiri

      24.02.2015 at 17:58 Reply

      Hi Rowan, I’m very happy to hear you’re so excited for the deck and thank you for the kind words! 🙂 The standard version of the deck is already up for pre-order on Llewellyn’s website here: http://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738741659 – And if you’re interested, I will have the Artist’s Edition available closer to the release date of Sep. 8th, it’ll be announced in my newsletter which I saw you signed up for already.

  • Meg Smith

    15.02.2015 at 20:32 Reply

    Can’t wait for the release. Beautiful deck, Ann moura is an amazing woman

    • Kiri

      16.02.2015 at 11:27 Reply

      She is! It’s been such a pleasure to work with her on this project.

  • Andrea Bergner

    15.02.2015 at 11:30 Reply

    It’s looking so good Kiri! I like the idea of a book showing the process and your thoughts and insights! A sketch card the size of the deck would be a nice inclusion.

    • Kiri

      16.02.2015 at 11:28 Reply

      Thank you Andrea, I will definitely do an art book of the deck’s creation. Sketch cards are a good idea too, thank you for the input!

  • Kari Wegg

    10.02.2015 at 16:42 Reply

    Wow, your work is really beautiful! I’d certainly be interested in a Limited Edition deck with all the extras. I’m going to let all my friends know!

    • Kiri

      16.02.2015 at 11:30 Reply

      That sounds great Kari! I’m really happy you like the deck.

  • Inge Jensen

    04.02.2015 at 10:56 Reply

    I think it sounds great!! I would LOVE to but such a set!! <3

    • Kiri

      16.02.2015 at 11:31 Reply

      Thank you Inge! <3

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