Alistair hi-res x x

Still unfinished, but I felt that I needed to post it and move on to other artwork :)


Paperwick’s Sleepy Dragon Age Artstyle Guide

Just a quick style guide I whipped together in the last few hours. It’s in response to an anon from several days ago, I hope this helps! (And a sneak peak into the next card I’m working on for my personal deck.)

Process gif for my Solas Tarot

Gold-leaf tutorial

Tool set I use for these cards

Planning your Dragon Age tarot card

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

The Star - Lavellan

The Star looks to the future and predicts hope, healing, and powerful change. She brings aid and assistance through hard times, and stands on the precipice of a new dawn. Heaven is her guide, and faith both personal and divine is her cornerstone. (x)

Completed tarot illustration of Warden Alistair for teklacat as prize for winning the first place at my art giveaway raffle!

Theme was temperance - and to present it well I used several symbols. 

  • Griphons by today not existing creatures - the stone appearance of it refers to their memory, but in other hand the real Griphon clawed paw on the front tells that they still live; in the heart of a Warden which results - balance.
  • The Griphon claw also refers to war and battles since it is sharp and rough but as it is coming out from the rose bushes which is more soft and tender it eases its sharpness for war and that creates an inner harmony.
  • Following with the roses Alistair holds one glowing one in one hand representing Love (since he give rose to the warden if romanced) but from his other hand darkspawn blood flows, bringing pain and darkness equally talking about the bad and good bringing balance.
  • If we talk about darkspawn blood there we can see a chalice upside down (upside down; it represents the lost opportunity, his passed chance for the throne) sort of signal/symbol of royalty (but also symbol for the Joining) while the sword in the claw of the Griphon refers to a knight figure and also represent a bit his templar past.
  • The cycle repeats.

Hope you enjoy - and thanks for those who stick with me during the stream and also welcome to my new followers v_v