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Vulpine Tarot - Ace of Pentacles by Mabon-Tail Vulpine Tarot - Ace of Pentacles by Mabon-Tail

This is an initial draft of the Ace of Pentacles. I'll most likely fool around with the lighting and try to make our fox a little more visible.

The Ace of Pentacles is a card signifying the raw powers of earth, or to be more exact, the creative powers of the material, which is actually a pretty broad term. This card can imply many things like a new skill, a new source of income, a chance to meet someone new, or a new possibility for personal growth, among countless other things.

Behind the fox (who is a Culpeo Fox, by the way) is a nebula in the shape of an inverted triangle with a horizontal strike through the middle, which is the alchemical symbol for earth. In Pagan circles, Earth (the element, not the planet) is most often placed in the North, which is the direction our fox is facing.

Made on a 17" MacBook Pro with Illustrator CS3 (for the line work and card frame), Photoshop CS3 Extended (for everything else), and a Wacom Intuos3 6x11 tablet.

This deviation AJ Garrison (aka FoxWing Mabon-Tail). I can be contacted at,, and Absolutely none of my artwork may be reproduced, copied, edited, transmitted, or otherwise modified or published in any way by anyone without my direct explicit written permission beforehand. If I see any of my artwork on any other site than this art gallery without my knowledge or permission, the thieves and I will have some very serious issues!
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AnneLea Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWZAS! You've only gotten better since starting them back in HS!
Mabon-Tail Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^w^ Thanks much. I mentioned in a previous blog that once I get all of my Aces done, and acquire a dA subscription, I'll sell them as poster prints. It'd be cool to have the four Aces adorning the four walls of someone's room.
darkwolf994 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
yay for culpeo foxes! :P

very nice :)
Mabon-Tail Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much. Culpeo foxes will surely show up in more of my cards. :D
OmegaWarmech Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You really know this tarot stuff huh?
Mabon-Tail Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Making each card really helps me to memorize their meanings.
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February 24, 2009
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