Painting a Series: Tarot Card Deck

Hear about the in depth process of creating 78 hand painted tarot cards from beginning to end. This video explains the many challenges of creating a series of artworks: coming up with the idea for the series, how to do the research, figuring out the sketching process, development of the imagery, painting technique and materials, and finally running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the deck. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and artist Mia Rozear.

Video Walkthrough

  • Creating a video trailer for a Kickstarter campaign.
  • Researching the history of tarot cards for inspiration.
  • The Rider-Waite tarot deck.
  • Mia’s experience with tarot starting in high school with friends.
  • The challenge of 78 paintings .
  • Creating stylistic cohesion.
  • Time management for the series.
  • Preparing the Kickstarter campaign.
  • Making a contemporary interpretation of the tarot symbols.
  • Combining line art with watercolor painting techniques.
  • Transforming the original paintings into a printed product.
  • Creating a color palette for the deck.
  • Designing the box for the tarot cards.

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