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Jennifer (Bidlingmeyer) Osterman

"Dogmatism" by Jennifer (Bidlingmeyer) Osterman

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Here's my drawing for one of the Tarot cards I'm doing. I took the hierophant, which is sometimes replaced with the Shaman. I thought that a shaman fit into a fantasy gallery more than a hierophant. Both deal with the otherworldly, but I thought this picture portrayed resistance to change a bit more, what with the cityscape in the background and all... I am looking for suggestions on how to make the smoke animals look more smoky, and any other comments people wish to offer.

11 Dec 1999:-) Mikhail Shvyryev
No, no, no. The picture is good, but it won't do as a Tarot card. The Hierofant is not a Shaman, but the Pope. Therefore, it won't do. Absolutely. Sorry...
12 Dec 1999:-) Jennifer (Bidlingmeyer) Osterman
Actually, check out http://newage.about.com/culture/newage/library/weekly/aa090198.htm?iam=mt According to them (and others), any spiritual leader can fill the position of the hierophant and it is only the European tarot decks that portray the Pope. Often, it is the High Priest, the Druid, the Pope, etc. Sorry. I consider a Shaman to be a legitimate depiction for this card.
18 Dec 1999:-) Mikhail Shvyryev
Understood. And still, the Shaman does not seem to be an appropriate symbol to me... But the picture is gorgeous.
23 Dec 1999:-) Megan Skye Hale
I think this is a very viable heirophant..I have seen many tarot decks that vary from the traditional and "correct" versions of what we perceve to be tarot, one even completely of native American symbolism..it is lovely, and I think it is a wonderful world we live in that we can deviate from what has been traditional which is only traditional because that is what we found first..
12 Feb 200045 Cindy England
Just on the "Major Arcana" tour... Love that tattoo!
23 Oct 200045 Aaron
you could make your smoke animals more smoky by shading them like you did the man in the moon.
15 Feb 200145 Nicholas D. Geninatti
Look at someone smoking and you will notice that smoke swirls and at first puff it has a definate outline until it diffuses and becomes thin. Just my $.02.
21 Feb 200345 Serge Isakov
really cool, just browsing, found this, amazing. I think that to make it more smoky just smudge it a bit in a zigg zagg line. Also does anyone know whre i can find out more about tarot cards, i find them cool
5 Dec 200445 Anonymous
Interesting and yet effect
24 Oct 200645 Baldur
Looks ' smoky ' enough to me.

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 • Created by: :-) Jennifer (Bidlingmeyer) Osterman
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 • Keywords: Cats, Feathers, Pencil, Priest, Shaman, Tarot, Wolves
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Man, Men, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers...
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
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