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Turtle Tarot: Rough sketches by Turtle-Arts Turtle Tarot: Rough sketches by Turtle-Arts
Since it's going to be a while before this whole project actually gets finished, I decided to share the roughs with you guys (now that they're all sketched out).

I've always wanted to make my own personalized set of tarot cards, and the other day I finally got some motivation to do it. (probably because I've been playing Persona3 and it reminded me of how much I'd been wanting to do this project. XD) Though I'm only doing the major arcana cards, because there's no way I'm doing a full deck. >_< The deck consists of portraits of 23 of my OCs for the card faces. (Which, p.s. that's a lot of characters. >_<) Each card's character was chosen based on which of my OCs personalities or appearances best suited the meanings of the arcana. And surprisingly, it was really easy to match the characters to the cards because each arcana seemed to perfectly suit one particular character... which was nice. XD The only ones that don't exactly match up are Turtle and E.T. for the emperor and empress. I just used them for those two because they're my "flagship" characters. XD

As for the rest, there's technically only one character on here that I've never drawn for you guys, so the rest are ones you've seen before. Though a few of them might be hard to recognize because they're ones I don't draw very often. But anyways, enjoy the sketches for now! And I'll upload the cards individually as I do them. Though it's probably going to be a slow moving project since I'm starting school again in a week. :I

This will be moved to scraps later as well.

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:iconaubane:
Aubane Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME
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Mangonaid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
If you could make this into a meme it would be so rad.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A meme? How so?
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Mangonaid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Post just the blank cards so that others could fill them. i guess that i'm admitting I'm just too lazy to make all those boxes Do what you want tho! :dummy:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, it's not so hard really. You only have to make the box once, and then just paste it for each card. The only thing different is the card name and number. XD
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BlueChord Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Love the idea of a Tarot set. (I would buy) Your artwork truly is amazing with its array of characters and expressions! La la la la 
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I really wanna finish this set. I worked on it a bit the other day actually, but it's been hard to find time for it. I forget about it a lot of times. XD
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Rivvyn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, love them
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! ^^
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captianjakmoose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Writer
Also considering buying a deck.
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:iconwaterdancer:
waterdancer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
btw, incase i didnt properly mention it, when these are finished, i fully intend to buy a set, provided you print them. o3o
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I fully intend to print a set... whenever I get the time to finish them. XD
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:iconwaterdancer:
waterdancer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
gooooodddd. :D
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dmytro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I admire your skill. Rough talent, years of experience and big imagination.

Fav.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! ^^;
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BrielleElise Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this to be real so baaad. :<

I love Tarot and turtle... It would be amazing.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, when they're all finished, I'll printing off my own deck... and then they will be real! XD
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BrielleElise Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What are you going to do about the minor Arcana?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Psssssh, I'm not doing those. Waaaaaaay too much work. XD It'll be more of a miniature, decorative deck rather than a functional one. Just the major arcana.
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Lovarei Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to make some tarot cards :< It would be so much fun.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is fun, but it's a lot of work. XD
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Lovarei Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet it is oAo
did you make the template or did you find it somewhere? OwO
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I made it myself. :> Tarot cards don't have an exact format since a lot of people do them different sizes. I opted for the taller cards, but I just picked a size that I liked.
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Lovarei Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense. : )
Maybeh I shall make my own sometime! >:O MWAHA!
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
cool!

a curiosity: why the name are in italian, if you are from Usa?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Because I prefer the looks of the classic French and Italian tarot decks. So I decided to use the Italian arcana names as opposed to the english ones. :nod:
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
interesting chioce! as italian i appreciate it! ;)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well I'm glad you like it! ^^ And I'm glad I'm not offending you by using them even though I'm not Italian. XD
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
absolutely not! i'm glad! i was only curious!
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
not sure if its the artists personal intention, but it is believed tarot cards originated from france or italy. seeing the named in those languages is pretty common because of that, maybe as sort of a homage to its homeland, but i think its kinda like whenever a spell is cast in a movie or show or anything, how its usually done in another language? it makes it feel more real or powerful or something. idk, haha, just musing. :P
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
intteresting! thanks for the answer
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:iconwaterdancer:
waterdancer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah! hope it makes any sense, lol
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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool ^^

What language is this ?

Italian or is it Spanish ? Or something else ?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^ And it's in Italian.
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moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought so :D

Don't understand it though.
Everybody thinks I can since I do Latin, but it doesn't look alike XD

Anyway: I adore your drawing-style !
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I wouldn't really say being able to understand Latin makes you fluent in Italian. XD

And thank you! ^^
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nvmthepossibilities Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
These are cool! >> Do you have colour scheme worked out yet?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^ And I have color ideas for a few of them. Trying to decide if I want to use a similar palette for every card, or if it'll just be the border that's the same.
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QuartzEyes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah great concepts! :la:
I've always wanted to try and make my own Tarot Cards.
I've just been too lazy to try it. X3
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah, there's an awful lot of cards to draw for... and I'm not even doing a full deck. ^^;
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QuartzEyes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :3
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SpacePrinceGOD Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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SpacePrinceGOD Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np man
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peacemakerwarfreak Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, I know this is still in the sketch stage, but I can tell this looks awesome and I bet the final output will be epic! :D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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peacemakerwarfreak Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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multiGIRL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat concept! I already love the overall look!
Can't wait to see them done.
Why, maybe you could even sell them!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And it's a nice thought, but I don't know who would want to buy them other than me. ^^; After all, it's just a bunch of my personal characters. And not all the cards are really matches of what the real tarot decks generally depict, so they wouldn't exactly be a very functional or practical deck. XD
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multiGIRL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What I'm saying is that if you make them REALLY neatly and awesome, I'm sure it would be the quality to even sell them. And besides, who knows? :3
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