ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
Movie loving owner of a fashion boutique.
Jonathan J Moya

I wanted to make sure that I represented many of the Disney heroines that resembled traits in the cards, and not just the standard princesses. Eilonwy was chosen because she was the first princess I could remember that used magic in her own right, making her a perfect stand in for the traditional "Magician" card of the Tarot. I also want to make sure that I incorporate elements from the original card into the pieces. The infinity symbol is important to the traditional "Magician" card. Instead of the Magician's wand I gave Eilonwy her magic ball because that was how she practiced her magic. Across the deck, I'm hoping to keep a similar grouping of colors and a unified palette so hopefully it works.

The typical Tarot deck has 78 cards, usually broken into a Major Arcana of 22 cards and a Minor Arcana of 56. Deviant Artist Suisei-Ojii-Sama (a.k.a. Julian Rivera) has set about to redraw all 78 cards using Disney Princesses and Villains. Here are the first four offerings featuring Kaga, Snow White, Elionwy, and Ariel. I predict a future of better images to come.

Artist's quotes are from Suisei-Ojii-Sama deviant art page.

Ariel

Ariel
Ariel

'The Empress' card has associations with Venus (both the goddess and the planet) and I wanted to get an indirect feel to iconic 'Birth of Venus' paintings but still have this look like a picture of Ariel. I got the body pose from the 'Birth of Venus' painting by Fritz Zuber-Buhler and I wanted Ariel's train to fan out in the shape of a scallop shell like the Boticelli painting. I also had to add a dingglehopper because reasons. 'The Empress' card also deals with 'The Mother', and since Ariel is our first princess to have a princess of her own she felt perfect for this.

Snow White

Snow White
Snow White

First in the set in the traditional Tarot is "The Fool", which I've read symbolizes the beginning of a journey and also the trait of openness. I feel that Snow White has a very definite journey narrative for the heroine. Also, her trusting nature may get her into some trouble but she still approaches the world with an open heart and spirit. I don't consider her a fool, so that is why I've changed the name to "La Chercheur" or "The Seeker".

Kidagakash

Kidagakash
Kidagakash

I went back and forth a bit as to who could represent the High Priestess in this deck but after reflecting that the card dealt with "otherworldliness" and "mystical vision", Kida seemed like a no brainer. Also, her connections to Atlantis and the history of her people make her an ideal candidate for this. I think this was the first card that the restricted color palette started to get a little difficult since it is so dark but I am glad with the way it turned out. I just keep getting more excited as I churn more and more of these out!

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