December 24, 2019 5

Time Lapse Drawing | 🎴 Tarot | 🎃 Drawlloween | Fortune Telling & Divination | Tarot Introduction

Time Lapse Drawing | 🎴 Tarot | 🎃 Drawlloween | Fortune Telling & Divination | Tarot Introduction

Greetings, I hope you’ve all been having
a wonderful week, welcome back to MyfanwyNia’s studio here in Leitrim’s Iron
mountains my name is Harriet and today I will be
sharing another short drawlloween time-lapse in my sketchbook. I’m working
from the prompt list for Mab’s Drawlloween Club, today’s video footage is from day
eleven, TAROT. You can view all of my completed drawlloween artworks on my
Instagram @myfanwynia I will add a link in the description box below the
video. For this drawing, working again in my mid-tone sketchbook, I started loosely
sketching out the composition with a white coloring pencil, I’m then building
up and defining the sketch with a contrasting black pencil, then filling in
blocks of detail, continually reshaping the lines and tonal values with an
eraser. I’m using primarily the black pencils from the Derwent black and white
tonal coloring pencil set for the main bulk of this drawing, the blacks in the set
include a standard black, one with tones of blue and one with green tones, you
will see the difference in each of my characters hair tones, I’m gradually
blending in brighter colors throughout the drawing with Faber Castell Classic
coloring pencils, this gives the black shading a depth of color and helps
create an atmosphere in the piece. I will link my tools and materials
below the video. For this prompt my first instinct was perhaps to choose a single
tarot card to draw, but as someone who reads tarot, I felt I was not in the head-space to choose a card to focus my energy on, I guess I’m a little
superstitious about pouring my energy over any one tarot card without prior
planning or purpose, so I decided to draw a tarot reader and her querent or
enquirer, even the cards on the table are
represented a little vaguely. Overall this was a quick little sketch taking me
about an hour or so in real time. Tarot is a form of divination, meaning the
practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural
means. There are many different ways of using the Tarot, it is often referred to
as a mirror. Tarot is a tool for reflecting the energies surrounding the
Enquirer, these influencing forces or energies reflect back through the cards they
take on the form of an archetypal language of pictures, characters and
symbols, arranged in various sequences after seemingly randomly shuffled by the
querent. There are many different spreads or ways of arranging the cards for
various types of readings, depending on the type of knowledge that is seeked. The
most common usage is for understanding the state of an individual psyche at the
instance the cards are shuffled, mapping out your psyche or a portion of your
current life path; That old esoteric Maxim “as above so below” displaying a
portion of a greater pattern, it is being revealed as the veil of incomprehension
is briefly pulled aside. Perhaps Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity comes the
closest to given us a quasi-scientific explanation, the word means meaningful
coincidence, a term used by Jung and the eminent physicist Wolfgang Pauli, the two
great minds collaborated in an attempt to defined clusters of coincidences.
There are 78 cards in a tarot deck, the major arcana which means the greatest
secrets and the minor arcana which means the lesser secrets. 22 of the cards the
major arcana are the main symbolic or archetypal language in the tarot deck,
these cards in a reading would represent the main energies surrounding the
quarrent, depending on their position in spread, these energies can be past
present or future. These past and present energies are all
in a state of flux or movement, as all astral energies are, we change them by
shifting our paradigms or understanding and gaining new meaning or personal
growth, from our acceptance and changed perceptions of the self. Sometimes the
cards can help us gain clarity and insight towards new personal paradigm shifts in our own path. The spread of tarot cards is often referred to as a path,
especially in a linear reading like past, future, present, an example of this would
be a simple horseshoe spread like the one depicted in my drawing, used to
quickly look at the path unfolding and the directions it’s heading. The minor
arcana is 4 suits each suit has 14 cards, ace to 10 then 4 court cards. At a glance it clearly resembles a deck of
traditional playing cards, that most people are familiar with, indeed you can
do divination with these cards as well. The four suits are: wands also known as
starves or batons, corresponding to clubs on the playing cards.
Pentacles also known as coins or disks that corresponds to diamonds. Swords to
spades and cups to hearts. The actual symbols represented in each of the minor
suits appear elsewhere, in myths legends of Ireland, the legendary people of
the goddess Danu (Dana, modern Irish) The Tuatha Dé Danann spoke of four magical treasures: a cauldron, a
sphere, a stone and a sword. Similar symbols appear in Hindu art: the cup, sceptre, ring and sword; And in the Greek goddess of fate Nemesis who’s
symbols included a cup, a wand of applewood, a wheel and a sword. Such
symbols are also linked with the four elements: wands are fire, representing your
power, passion, will, intent and drive. Earth is pentacles or coins
to represent materialism and wealth, personal possesions in income. Water is
cups, dealing with emotional thought over logical thought and spirituality. Then air is
swords, mainly representing the ego, logical mind and personal thoughts. In
turn the four elements form one of the foundations for Western astrology which
groups the 12 signs of the zodiac into 4 larger groups each governed by its
element. The Major Arcana remains elusive, for it does not correspond to anything
we could recognize today, with this it has spawned an imaginative range of
theories regarding its origins. Ancient Egypt is a popular background for
speculation, some stories connect the cards to writings of Hermes Trismegistus the
legendary writer of the Emerald Tablet and other such magical manuscripts. a
culture closely associated with tarot is gypsies a word that is believed to
have derived from the Egyptians, in some speculation
these gypsies are believed to have brought the cards from India on their travels.
Another myth of the cards is that when the great library at Alexandria was
destroyed, the ancient city of Fez became a gathering place for mystics and
philosophers who traveled there from the four corners of the earth, to help them
communicate with each other they created a symbolic pictorial language of their
own design to encapsulate Universal knowledge and spiritual truths. Myths
aside the earliest existing tarot cards date from 1392
and only seventeen of them still survived. Thirty years later an italian
artist called Bonifacio Bembo painted the only full deck which survives from
those times, they were commissioned by the duke of milan and named after his
family The Visconti Deck. As a tool for divination tarot can help analyze
problems, clarify the decision-making process or help you understand better
yourself and others, and help the mind escape from logical and habitual thought
patterns. Self-awareness is essential both when reading the card and
understanding what the cards are telling you personally. Self-knowledge
and self-acceptance is what all forms of serious divination are really about.
Spending time in thought with the deck, while you shuffle the cards, asking your
questions, as you do this the belief is that you are summoning the energies
close to the cards, to align your synchronicities for an accurate mapping
of these energies, attuned to the symbols in the cards. Take as long as you need.
Some believe it is important to cleanse the cards before they are shuffled, you
can do this by knocking three times on the deck, the first knock we put forward
our intent or wish to cleanse the deck the second knock is to say thank you.The
knocking is also supposed to prevent evil spirits from interfering. When the
cards are used to predict the future it can be uncannily accurate but invariably
points of possibilities rather than probabilities. If interpreted correctly
they can direct the Enquirer to the forces or energies shaping their path
in life and often suggest choices or courses of action, this places the
responsibility of the revealed knowledge in the enquirers own hands where it
ultimately belongs. There are countless tarot decks and artists are constantly
creating new variations. I too, back in 2009 had created a series of paintings with
tarot as a central theme. I will add a link to this body of work on my website,
if you are interested in that below the video.
Many tarot decks are based on the classic latin tarot, also called the Tarot de Marseilles, such as the famous Rider-Waite-Smith deck and they all have specific
meanings based on the card symbolism, numerology and the varying positions
they appear in a spread. Most decks come with a little description of each card
to help you get started. The meaning of each tarot card is open for
interpretation depending on which deck you use and the feeling you get from
each card as you progress through a reading, developing your intuition is a
big part of the Tarot, as it is any divination practice. We are coming to the
end of my timelapse now, I hope you enjoyed it and if you’ve made it this
far thank you so much for watching! Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you
again soon for another video, bye bye Please Like and Subscribe!

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