Here are pictures of the Ace prototypes that are going out this week as prizes for the Kether is in Malkuth contest:
As a disclaimer I have to say that these will not end up being the Aces for the Tabula Mundi tarot deck when it finally manifests as a full 78 card deck. But they started as such. Originally, my intention was to do all of the minors as oil paintings. But I am considering the possibility that I want the deck to have a unified look. I might end up doing these Aces over completely, and having the oil paintings I did be in my next and third deck (assuming I finish this one) which will be done in oils, or maybe I will do these over in the same media as the Majors and include them in Tabula Mundi, or maybe they will end up being the Aces for the deck as is, and the only cards of Tabula Mundi that are done as oil paintings.
What do you think? Do these Aces over, in a similar design but in pen and ink style like the Majors? Do them over completely, new design, and have these be in deck #3, should it ever manifest…or, keep them as is as the Aces of Tabula Mundi, but do the rest of the minors in pen and ink? The Aces are singular, after all. But since I am not the best oil painter, maybe they are not up to snuff; I can’t decide right now.
Please let me know your thoughts. I will end up doing whatever feels right to me, but I am open to hear your opinions!
*edited to add: decision made. These will be in my third deck, and Tabula Mundi tarot Aces will be redone.