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Tarot-The Empress by wintersmagic Tarot-The Empress by wintersmagic
Tarot- the Empress: creativity, inspiration, nurturing, abundance and fertility. I have chosen to depict her as the great mother, the Celtic Goddess Rhiannon.

Updated and modified 03.04.13, changed goldfinch on the right hand side and the key with my own photos, added the padlock, extended the gown, dodged the shadows on the model's face and added a glow to the spindle and thread.

Thank you to the following stock artists for use of their resources:
Rhiannon: Sexy-woman-red-waving-dress-looking-down by Inarik I.D: 20938622 purchased from[link]
Charm of goldfinches:
Goldfinch on left side:European-goldfinch-isolated-on-white,-carduelis-carduelis by dusan964 I.D: 14208500 purchased from Bigstockphoto:[link]
Goldfinch on key: Goldfinch-bird by Reddogs I.D: 32151572 purchased from Bigstockphoto:[link]
Key: Key 3 my stock account :iconwintersmagicstock::[link]
Padlock: Heart 3 from my stock account::iconwintersmagicstock::[link]
Red and gold frame: Border-Frame-Stock-6 by :iconfridgelogic::[link]

Water: Harvest moon waterdrop by :iconidnurse41::[link]

Background: Stock 8 and stock 12 from CopperColour-FRACTAL-STOCK-18-items by :iconcoppercolour::[link]

Sun: Solar Symbol by :iconmistshadow2k4::[link]

Texture::thumb67336188: Sunflowers by :iconfractalangel-stock::[link]

Gold thread: Sparkles::thumb48646588: Glitter +Sparkle Brushes by :iconredheadstock: :[link]

Font:Starstruck font from[link]

Own photos:
European Goldfinch on right hand side
Gold spindle
Uffington White Horse
Hawthorn flowers

Kindly featured by :heart: :iconle-regard-des-elfes::[link] :iconteaphotography::[link]
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Critique by AkdC May 20, 2012, 2:22:22 AM
Hats off to you for making this wonderful deviation!

The whole deviation is eye-catching, really. The use of different elements made this looking good.

Still, I find the red circle around the girl kind of... turning me off. It still needs to be blended well to the subject.

The same goes to some other effects, like the sun behind her. Half is dark and the other is light. Is it supposed to be that way?

Then, the gown of sorts... It still has some traces of the frame you've used! The tummy (of the lady) has some bit of the sun you've used. Clean it as much as possible.

Another is that, the deviation looks quite dark. It needs a little bit use of a dodge tool (in Photoshop) or anything that would make it a bit brighter, especially to the young lady's face.

The gold thread that you've used is unnoticeable. It people wouldn't look at it carefully, it would be just some stuff thrown in randomly.

This is a great deviation, and I would like to see it for real some time!

~ AKdc (a.ka. Ruby)
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II-S Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Looooooooooove it :D
Mistshadow2k4 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! :clap: :)
raven-fae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Gorgeous and one of my favourite cards. You've created her beautifully!
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words.
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Athina :hug:
Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning Eleanor!!! :love:;tighthug:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Delice :hug:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Very epic and impressive!
Love the style... are these going to be printed?
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