Green Witch Tarot: Knight of Pentacles

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.

Illustration of blonde haired female knight on brown plough horse back for the Green Witch Tarot

The Symbolism
Rider Waite Tarot: Knight of Pentacles

Rider Waite Tarot: Knight of Pentacles

Traditionally in the Rider Waite tarot the card is described as:

“The card may represent someone who is stubborn or hard-working, serious, or set in their ways. One might also use this card when someone is grappling with a question where one of those issues is coming up—when they have a question about work or home life, or a question about whether to stand their ground on an issue.” – Wikipedia

In the Green Witch Tarot some of the symbolism included is loyalty, opportunity and dedication. There will be more details on this in the book author Ann Moura is writing to go along with the deck.


The Illustration Process:

Here is a animated gif of the full illustration process. I paint my illustrations digitally in Photoshop with a Wacom Intous 5 tablet. If you aren’t familiar with what digital painting is, here’s a blog post I wrote on the matter: [CLICK TO READ – What is Digital Painting?]


Illustration of blonde haired female knight on brown plough horse back for the Green Witch Tarot

Illustration process © Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2014

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

Llewellyn Publishing
Ann Moura

Kiri Østergaard Leonard

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.

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