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SS Tarot - Eight of Lanterns by Cei-Ellem SS Tarot - Eight of Lanterns by Cei-Ellem
Made in DAZ|Studio

For the Seventh Sanctum Tarot Contest.

Generators used: The Tarot Card Generator

My description of the card's meaning is based on the formatting of card descriptions in Tarot: Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis. I figured it would be a good reference point and way to make sure I covered the basics.

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Eight of Lanterns
Spiritual Harmony

Upright: Becoming at peace with oneself.

Key Words and Phrases: Meditation. Good karma. Getting along with others. Peace. Coming full circle. Balance. Completion of a spiritual task. Solution to a problem. Enlightenment.

Situation and Advice: A great burden has been or soon will be lifted and you can at last relax. You will find the solution you seek to a problem. The Eight of Lanterns upright can sometimes mean a religious epiphany that changes your life for the better.

People: Monks or other practitioners of meditation.

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Eight of Lanterns Reversed: Mental strain.

Key Words and Phrases: Stress. Discord. Frustration. Obstacles. Unable to complete projects. Being left in the dark. Success just out of reach. Bad karma.

Situation and Advice: Something in your life is causing serious mental frustration and creating undo stress. You are mentally overwhelmed. The Eight of Lanterns reversed can sometimes mean a religious doctrine confuses you or contradicts your personal beliefs.

People: Parents. Neurotics. High-strung individuals.
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:iconlesleigh63:
That's lovely.
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Cei-Ellem Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^_^
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:iconcabbyhat:
This is GORGEOUS! Fantastic job, definitely my favorite so far. I'm rooting for ya!
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Cei-Ellem Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a bunch! I can't wait to see what else gets entered.
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:iconbiz3:
Interesting way to use 3D renderings to create the card illustration. Good luck in the contest. =)
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Cei-Ellem Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much ^_^
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Hagge Aug 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow! Very well done, imo...:clap: I like the distribution of light and color.
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Cei-Ellem Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! Creating the lighting was an interesting task; I actually started with just the lit lanterns and a mirrored ball in the center of the scene. I rendered it, unwrapped the reflection off the ball, and used that to create an HDRI light map. Then, I added the faerie to the scene, the HDRI light probe with the light map I made, and rendered. Some postwork in Photoshop, and it was done.

So, counting all the lights in the single light map, there are 16 lights total in the scene.
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Hagge Aug 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Lots of work, and pretty impressive. :)
You're welcome.
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