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The Empress for 's Tarot Card Project: "Think of the Children". The Cards will be printed either as a Tarot deck or as an artbook and sold online. The profits will go towards charity, so please support this project. The finished cards all look gorgeous so far ~ You can see the rest of the finished cards, as well as the list of participating artists at [link]

Meaning of the card: The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her. (copied from [link] )

The coloring is inspired by Kidchan, although I'm nowhere as good as her. ^^;
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:iconexplosivesplatter:
ExplosiveSplatter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcannotevenplz:HOMG SO GORGEOUS MY EYES ARE EXPLODING!Too shiny!jgvh hdx jhcd
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alicequeen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
慈禧,你是指……?
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12ravyn29 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Beautiful !! :D
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:iconbrissel:
Brissel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so great!!!!
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:iconchiitan:
chiitan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
She looks so beautiful~
I like her eyes the most (^u^)
:rose:
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:iconriya27songstress:
Riya27Songstress Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
i think this is cool!
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:iconriya27songstress:
Riya27Songstress Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
i think this is cool!
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licoricefactory Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
i love how her lips are shaped into a heart.
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AngelXDarkness Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
woow how did chu change it to the new drawing like that??? :O yhur a tre artest!!!!!!
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:iconinuyashalover588:
inuyashalover588 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
freakin sweet
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:iconcolouredmarshmallows:
Lovely.:heart:
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:iconskipbeat17:
skipbeat17 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
must fav
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:iconinuyashalover588:
inuyashalover588 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
wow alex you were lookin at this pic too?
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:iconskipbeat17:
skipbeat17 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
yup
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:iconlas-t:
LAS-T Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
It's cool that u made this for charity

:)
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:iconheart--land:
heart--land Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Beautiful, the colours are lovely :)
I like the pomegranite on her staff, is that to symbolise the connection to Demeter/Persephone?
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:iconmomo223:
Momo223 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
I love your style of drawing >//<
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:iconaschenbroedel:
aschenbroedel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
beautiful **
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:iconstepho08:
stepho08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful.
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legendsoriental Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Interface Designer
nice
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AchromaticMoth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Ive never been really fond of the Empress, but I think i'll always see her in a new light now <3 This is very lovely, again its the eyes that are just gripping. And I love your color choice on this one, it makes me think of a cottage from Miyazaki's work, a little.
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HaneWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
i beg you give me a website where i can buy this!! it is sooo gorgeouse!! please >//< i would like to suppi!!
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:iconvalkyries13:
Valkyries13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Damn amazing. Just hope you can do the whole deck.
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samjoel20 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O'0 amazing i loved the lips and the eyes
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:iconramenori:
ramenori Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
OMG!! so awesome!
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:iconzorro9:
Zorro9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Nice job on the eyes and details.
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:iconkivrin82:
kivrin82 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love: I love this one sooo much, can't stop lookin at it.
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:iconkyawaireeni-chan:
KyawaiReeni-chan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
shes so...elegant
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:iconlihana96:
Lihana96 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
amazing!!
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:iconjadey-babey:
jadey-babey Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
love it! its very done =]
i like her eyes and hair
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KawaiiNeko3188 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Lovely palette. It is so beautiful.
Is part of her septor a pomegranate?
:p
Just curious...
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monochromewinter Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speechless... that is veryvery awsome!!!!
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ephemeralii Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
i like the pomegranate
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:iconhotaruusagi:
HotaruUsagi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
So pretty *.*
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:icondifuoan:
Difuoan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
It's beautifull! ^^
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vividkitty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Stunning. She's gorgeous. I adore the rosy pink hues. Love the way you've tied a pomegranate into her sceptre! Very clever.
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blueserenityx3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
niiiceee :D so far loving everything, but i think her right eye is a bit lowered than her left ._. just thought i should say it xD
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sesshomarusecretlove Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
her eyes are AMAZING.
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:iconbritttu:
Britttu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Student General Artist
This looks so beautiful..
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:iconkurenaisama:
kurenaisama Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
I really like your style :'3
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tsubasaofai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
8D Eek! this is so pretty *u*
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Kfegari Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   Writer
I love how you added the pomegranate. The colors are amazing.
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:iconmai-desu:
mai-desu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Its really beautiful. I love the detail even down to the fruit
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smiiru Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been wondering, how do you draw your pieces? Do you start with the head? Do you draw stick figures? Do you have to use references? How did you develop your style? When you sketch do you detail right away? I've been wanting to ask you these few questions because your art is so beautiful and it has tis kind of....beautiful feeling attached to it. Like theres a lot of emotion. I've just been wondering...
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AsFlowingWater Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Superb. *-*
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FaIthFuLLwEaKnEsS Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Interface Designer
like her eyes :D
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:iconrhineland:
RhineLand Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
The lips and eyes are pristine. Very Lovely.
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plaxa Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I'm speechless...
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:iconkimono310:
Kimono310 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   General Artist
Oh, this is simply gorgeous! I love all the symbolism dropped in there, really inspires me to work on my tarot project again.
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:icontwistedmandy:
TwistedMandy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
very pretty!
loves it,
but do you know where one would be able to buy the tarto deck or the artbook???
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