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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2018, 11:44:17 AM »
Oh oops - the word Struggle on Orion is spelt wrong, by the way... in fact there are several spelling oopsies; happy to PM with you about these... I used to proof read as part of my job...
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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2018, 01:51:10 PM »
I like fonts... What are you trying to achieve with them exactly ?

Thanks so much for the typo. I have fixed it. It would be an honor to have you eye balling my cards, I haven't had too many people familiar with the Brotherhood of Light decks helping.  so yeah PM away, or tell me here I am not embarrassed easily...I type like I am wearing mittens at times :o

I suppose my main issue with the font is that I have not truly chosen how I am going to handle working them into my workflow.

If i leave them as fonts like they are now, the Space and Astronomy font, i will have have to re apply all of the fonts with In-Design so i am using the same platform as the print shop. This means I have to actually design the border to fit the font. For instance if you look really closely this last border it is drawn uneven and crooked, it has better feel and look to it that way...but using a straight font doesn't read right. I almost have to paint the words in so they look like the are actually part of the stone.....

which brings me to...should I just paint every word by hand? This is obviously the way to go if time was endless...this is the way I would like to do it...but I have to wait until the last moment every card has to be finished first or I am just wasting my time.

so i am putting off the font thing until the last possible moment...and I have to just look at my slightly goofy fonts until then.

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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2018, 02:46:04 AM »
OK - I will happily proofread for you. But I hope you won't be finished any time soon; I am about to travel, and may be extremely busy with STUFF till July !

What I wondered was if there might be a font that looked more chiseled into stone - like on steles. I found a few so far but they were all rather CELTIC, which isn't right. But I do think that it could use being a bit smaller. Where you have two lines of text it looks - like a mistake, to be honest !
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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2018, 04:05:52 AM »
OK - I will happily proofread for you. But I hope you won't be finished any time soon; I am about to travel, and may be extremely busy with STUFF till July !

What I wondered was if there might be a font that looked more chiseled into stone - like on steles. I found a few so far but they were all rather CELTIC, which isn't right. But I do think that it could use being a bit smaller. Where you have two lines of text it looks - like a mistake, to be honest !

no rush, thank you, i have till December to finish my first proof of concept and even then that is a milestone I created just to keep me moving towards the end.

I will start making the words smaller, I have given so little thought to fonts. More energy into what the words will be, so i am finding i have too many words...i jsut doubled the lines when they didn't fit definitely a lack of any planning

i still hve about 28 cards to figure out the scene construction for. I was going to wait until that point to really attack the fonts, then I can see how they stack up on every card at one time with In Design.

here is the the border without that distracting incomplete picture inside of it

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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2018, 06:35:56 AM »
You know - I think it's perhaps a bit fussy. But I am a clean-nik - what do others think ?
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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2018, 04:38:10 PM »
You know - I think it's perhaps a bit fussy. But I am a clean-nik - what do others think ?

what level of detail do you feel is excessive?


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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2018, 04:06:05 AM »
It's hard to pick one thing - that's just it - there's a LOT there ! Ignore me and wait to see who agrees with whom ! No-one ever likes everything about any deck ;)

For ONE thing - maybe a single column instead of four ? but as I say - we all have our own views.
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Re: modern tarot
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2018, 07:16:20 PM »
It's hard to pick one thing - that's just it - there's a LOT there ! Ignore me and wait to see who agrees with whom ! No-one ever likes everything about any deck ;)

For ONE thing - maybe a single column instead of four ? but as I say - we all have our own views.

each border will become a part of the image in a way that will become more apparent as I progress... ironically i have yet to make a border that goes with it's card..I really just paint what my studies bring me to contemplate or time dictates.

The borders are elaborate,I think fussy implies "ornate for no reason" or "making much a do about nothing,"  there is nothing on the border that does not correspond to the card. in the end even the small shadows will have s specific reason for being there. There is more information to put into each card's border that I have not juggled around yet as well.

In the end depending on the minor or court card the border will tell you about the cards correspondence with:
  • sign - best and worst qualities
  • house
  • planet - best and worst qualities
  • quality
  • triplicity
  • emanation
  • numerological meaning
  • astrological meaning

here is 9 of water. I only have about 30 cards left to lay out. Then i can just take it easy and have fun coloring pictures, and see if I am feeling like hand painting every word...

the tale of Cassiopeia is so old and yet so familiar. Her vain words will spell the doom of her daughter and her people. Cassiopeia is typically shown holding a branch reclining in a chair, here we have Cassioppeie blocking the way to the tree of life which was hidden here opposite the tree of knowledge that is in the sign of Virgo in the Garden of Eden. She offers the king's scepter all desires of life and power, that we may be distracted from renewal of life offered behind her if we can surmount these distractions