Title: The Empress Hummingbird
Description: My contribution for a collaborative project by Savannah College of Art and Design–Atlanta Illustration Department. This year, we did a tarot card deck with the animal land theme; each juried student/alumnus is assigned to illustrate one (or two) card(s). I was assigned to do The Empress, the major arcana. Its symbolistic elements are mainly a star-crown, dress, a shield and orb, throne, a forest background, and of course the Empress herself. The meaning for those are fertility, nature, love, the mother nature, prosperity, life, femininity, beauty, abundance and such. Isn’t it gorgeous?
I enjoyed illustrating “life and nature” aspects of her symbolism, and her dress was a perfect platform to do that. I definitely wanted it to be subtle/soft flavor in the illustration; which I focused on a soft and delicate aspects of femininity. Hummingbirds and flowers are playful elements to integrate foreground and background (become a part of the dress and become a part of background or foreground.) I just love illustrating flower…
Thank you so much SCAD Atlanta!