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ART: "Caroc Cards" (Cohen, Rincewind, Oats, etc.)

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Jul. 30th, 2012 | 12:07 pm
posted by: bethbethbeth in disc_fest

Artist: ampersandals/backspace
Title: Caroc Cards
Rating: G
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Cohen, Rincewind, Mightily Oats, and then the familiar-looking people who appear in the cards.
Art Medium: Photoshop
Includes spoilers for the following books (or All): None, really. But it's heavily based on Oats's story in Carpe Jugulum.
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *a staggering lack of research in the ways of Caroc Cards and fortune-telling*
Summary: Someone's fortune, as told with Caroc Cards.
Artist's Notes: Primarily this was done with Oats in mind, but other characters and cards happened along the way - there were just so many things I wanted to do with this prompt. By that, I mean I was torn between making an "original" deck and making a deck based on Discworld characters. So what we have is an incomplete deck with an identity crisis.

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from: firebird5
date: Jul. 30th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)

This is absolutely beautiful. The details in the cards, and how you've chosen them and fitted them to the characters... Very witty, the Rincewind one, and of course, the Hanged Man! Ahaha. I think I'll need to reread Carpe Jugulum to get the Mightily Oats references. *applause* Great work!

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from: brutti_ma_buoni
date: Jul. 30th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)

But these are marvellous! Such lovely images, and so much thought about how they work together.

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a continual state of inelegance

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from: donnaimmaculata
date: Aug. 3rd, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)

I know nothing about Tarot at all so any subtle allusions escape me, but I do love this as a work of art. Such beautiful details, and such an incredibly clever approach to the prompt. I love that you didn't "just" create a Tarot deck but organised cards in groups and repeated motifs, interwoven with the snippets of Mightily Oats' story. It makes for an immensely compelling piece.

And the Hanged Man is genius.

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