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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 dreamtime.com:[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 dafont.com:[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
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Mistshadow2k4 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! :clap: :)
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raven-fae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Gorgeous and one of my favourite cards. You've created her beautifully!
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words.
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Wonderful!!!:love::clap:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Athina :hug:
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Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning Eleanor!!! :love:;tighthug:
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Delice :hug:
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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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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug: I would like to be able to have them printed so I can use them, I'm not sure anyone else would be interested though
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
:hug: Id love to make my own set to use too.. im not sure how much interest people would have, if it got to the right people the market is gowing for the spiritual items and such other things... im interested anyways :D
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it! I've spent years collecting and using tarot cards and now thanks to photoshop I can at least have a go at making my own. If I was fortunate enough to actually be able to draw like you, I would have done it sooner. I would love to see your interpretation :hug: Thank you for the compliment
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Lols, id love to.. but itd be nearly impossible time wise, soooo busiy.. maby later, i'll let you know if i do, im glad you'd be interested :hug:
Cant wait to see more of yours too :D
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retransmission Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very powerful image!
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Dmitry :hug:
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jim373 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful! :D
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie :heart:
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jim373 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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coby01 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
very nice work :clap:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sweetie :hug:
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L-florianno Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am always amazed at the way you work with fractals :clap: great work!!!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Luis :tighthug: for the lovely compliment
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MililaniMak Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
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beautiful, Eleanor!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Mak :hug:
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
:iconwowplz:this is gorgeous Eleanor sweetie!!!!:clap::iconpenguinclapplz::clap::iconpenguinclapplz::clap::iconpenguinclapplz::clap::iconpenguinclapplz::clap::iconpenguinclapplz::clap::iconpenguinclapplz:
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear Jacquie :hug:
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
My pleasure Eleanor sweetie!!:iconthelovetrainplz::icongiantlovehug:
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   General Artist
Great work :clap::clap::iconcocoloveplz::wow:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie :heart:
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure!!!!!!!!!!!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! Very beautiful work!!!:heart:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie :hug:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome dear!! :hug:
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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Stroody Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super piece ......... Wonderfully executed :)
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Bob :hug:
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nel9598 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Another stunning piece of work. Your eye for colour and content is incredible. Beautiful!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Helen, I was a little worried it might be a case of 'quarts and a pint pot', I always have too many ideas for the space!
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful ! :glomp:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie :tighthug:
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FridgeLogic Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
It's beautiful! Congrats :clap:
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the beautiful stock use and the lovely comment :heart:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Amazing!! Magic composition, it's really beautiful :love:
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie :tighthug:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Welcome!! :huggle:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you dear Richard :hug:
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