Friday, March 6, 2009
Planning My Death
Don't panic, this is not about me dieing or anything. Almost 30 years ago I made a Tarot deck and I am currently selling a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $100 each. Because of how this is being produced for sale I have been looking at the art closely again. My Death card is unique and it has appealed to many people over the years. I am very happy with the design and concept and am now considering doing a real painting based on it. I plan to gather certain photo references to be sure I get every detail as perfect as I can. My main quandary right now is what to do with the background? The original (as seen here) has a simple colored background and that worked OK but I just wonder if something more would be better for a real painting of it? Questions, ideas, comments all are welcome. Oh, just to explain the image, one of the meanings of the Death card in Tarot is "The removing of masks, the revealing of the truth".