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Jul 31, 2014, 3:34:30 AM
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A Gift of Hector by CheBertrand A Gift of Hector by CheBertrand
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metamage Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooooooo. Very Interesting. The Ace of Swords in Tarot.
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CheBertrand Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I hadn't noticed that but after looking again at it and flipping through a tarot deck I noticed that there's also a bit of similarity to the 7 of wands too, also unintentional. I was initially going for Mercutio's sword fight with Tybalt in the Romeo and Juliet but somehow it morphed into Ajax preparing to commit suicide with Hector's sword from the Iliad.
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metamage Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Your references to Romeo and Juliet, the Iliad, helped a lot in understanding the look of the piece and it seems your execution is spot-on to me. It gives off that Greek-primitive vibe very well.

7 of wands can work too, and works well in terms of your Mythic Storylines. Just looking pictorially, the conquering, victorious, nature of the figure led me to see the Ace of Swords, but I suppose it would be more accurate to choose the King of Swords if we're sticklers ;) (Same energy, personalized.)

The Ace of Swords symbolizes THOUGHT as one of the four forces of Primordial Energy - that of scintillating or penetrating Intelligence. It represents the power of the mind to manifest reality. The energy is chimeric; be it highly violent with a cut-to-the-quick edge, or quiescent - dull and flat and useless. It is an Organizing Intelligence; pointed and acute. It rises from perceptions honed, dissected and analyzed, then put forth as action.
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CheBertrand Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, it's good to hear the initial concept played out.

Hmm... The tarot associations are interesting. I'm at an oddly similar place to the interpretation of the Ace of Swords right now, in preparation for the taking action part of it...  
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