Here's a picture of the vaguely Art Nouveau inspired tarot we've been working on. It's the first 3 cards of the major arcana, and the last. The first and/or second layers of painting are done, but they all need one more pass for details and final shading!
We've been kind of dreaming of using an Art Nouveau tarot, but all the ones I see… Don’t interest me? They’re too human-focused.
So we were just thinking - we could make our own mini-deck! :D
Especially since we're trying to brush up our art skills to make a couple of decks we have in our mind, but in the mean time we'd still like to explore some of the symbolism that will be in them some day... now! And mini-decks, besides being easier on the hands, also need less finicky perfection of detail.
Art Nouveau is a much loved an powerful style for us, one we've always admired. And has links to romanticism, especially german romanticism. It just has a lot of feelings for us.
The Fool The High Priestess
The Magician The World
Yes, these are square instead of the typical rectangle! But e figured if we're going to do this weird, we might as well go all the way and mess around!
We considered hexagonal or round cards, but we found a place that will print custom tarot decks, and the hexagonal and round cards are quite a bit more expensive, while there are some quite reasonable square sizes! And we like how these are looking in the frame!