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Two of Swords

Posted by angail on 2010.08.14 at 00:36
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Card name: theTwo of Swords
Author: angail
Prompt: Sam vs Dean
Artist Notes: Basic card info - This is the infamous blindfolded lady with the crossed swords. Crossed swords suggest a clash of ideas or words. The blindfolded lady, indicating impartiality, cannot uncross the swords, but she keeps them still. This is the knowledge of how to compromise, keep these two sides in balance and at peace. Note that this is a temporary compromise. The Querent may be in the middle, or just forced to accept it. Either way, they must be told that it won't last. The direction of your new brain power here is how to keep these two ideas from fighting, to hold off trouble and make peace.

My notes - I wanted to position Sam and Dean against each other without actually putting them on opposite sides.
With the threatening waves and clouds i tried to make it look like a fight between them is eminent.


miki_moo at 2010-08-13 22:40 (UTC) (Link)
Such a powerful image! It works really well!
angail at 2010-08-14 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
thank you for the comment
She's filled with secrets
maiafire at 2010-08-13 23:05 (UTC) (Link)
I love how Sam is almost disappearing into the darkness at the back. And his pose is just......*shivers* Great work
angail at 2010-08-14 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
thank you, i have to admit i like Sam the most when he is at his darkest moments.
She's filled with secrets
maiafire at 2010-08-14 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee hee! Your icon!

Yeah, I love a bit of dark Sammy too, particularly Season 4
evila_elf at 2010-08-14 05:09 (UTC) (Link)
That is a really awesome looking card! The final deck is going to be such a hard decision with all of these cards!
angail at 2010-08-14 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
thank you
amberdreams at 2010-08-14 06:27 (UTC) (Link)
I love this - the muted colours and the overall composition work so well. Sam in particular is really menacing and the clouds round him make it look like he's in the middle of a nuclear explosion. Dean, on the other hand, looks terrified!
angail at 2010-08-14 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
I personally feel like the clouds and the sea represent Sam's emotions, like his anger and "inability" to stop his own decent to the dark side.

And as for Dean he stands on solid ground confident but at the same time terrified of what he knows he has to do once the fight begins, a fight he doesn't even want.
amberdreams at 2010-08-14 20:44 (UTC) (Link)
Exactly! Are you posting this elsewhere in a larger format? It would make great wallpaper....hint hint!
angail at 2010-08-14 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
i have it posted on my personal lj in the original format, i'll see if i can convert it into a wall later on.
amberdreams at 2010-08-14 20:54 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks I'll wander over there to have a look...
Wataru Kisugi
wataru_kisugi at 2010-08-14 07:51 (UTC) (Link)
Amazing! I like how background's sky and cloud gives interesting effect, especially Sam's back. It looks like wings.
angail at 2010-08-14 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
thanks, i never really noticed how the clouds behind Sam look like wings
princess_schez at 2010-08-23 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
It always breaks my heart to see the brothers fighting one another. But I love how you acheived this. :-) And the clouds do feel very ominous....
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