Archive for illustration
I’ve been looking at a lot of historical nautical maps lately. What maps lacked in accuracy 500 years ago, they sure made up for with extravagant design. I’d be pretty thrilled if this guy showed up on my GPS.
That may be my favorite card. Death is so elegantly poised (seemingly in the midst of dance) on a sea of the drowning and/or dead.
I love that the Hermit is also walking on water…and is an actual giant. I relate very much to the Hermit, so it makes me happy to see him so empowered (as opposed to the sullen version in the Rider Waite deck). The symbolism in this card is among the richest I’ve seen in various depictions of the Hermit.
There is a lot going on here. Fiery, chaotic, generative magic! Rock on.
See the whole deck: Medieval Scapini Tarot
Thank you Rachel, for showing me that Saran wrap and Bubble wrap are the fashion of the (retro) future. (Seriously ladies, would you be into a guy who confidently sauntered over to you in bubble wrap thigh highs?)
Neal Murren works with pen, pencil, paint and Photoshop to make wild, surreal collages of fantasy and fairy tale worlds.