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Supreme Kai, #temperance
Striking a balance between what we want and what we need can be super hard.  When we find this sweet spot, we feel fulfilled and whole.  Wholeness is really just another way of saying "you're living your best life." In the #alchemicaltarot, Rober Place points out that "to temper" means "to make strong." When we are balanced, we are fortified.  We realize we have exactly enough of everything. #tarot #tarotdeck #tarotnerd #tarotreading #majorarcana #tarotart #dbz #supremekai #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dragonballzfan #dbzfangirl #theonlyanimeiwatch #sketch  #makearteveryday #watercolor  #watercolordrawing #cartoons #cartoonillustration #koiwatercolors #draw  #dragonballkai #kai  #basicallygod #teamfourstar #nerdwoowoo

Supreme Kai, #temperance
Striking a balance between what we want and what we need can be super hard. When we find this sweet spot, we feel fulfilled and whole. Wholeness is really just another way of saying "you're living your best life." In the #alchemicaltarot, Rober Place points out that "to temper" means "to make strong." When we are balanced, we are fortified. We realize we have exactly enough of everything. #tarot #tarotdeck #tarotnerd #tarotreading #majorarcana #tarotart #dbz #supremekai #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dragonballzfan #dbzfangirl #theonlyanimeiwatch #sketch #makearteveryday #watercolor #watercolordrawing #cartoons #cartoonillustration #koiwatercolors #draw #dragonballkai #kai #basicallygod #teamfourstar #nerdwoowoo

29 0 12 July, 2019
Beerus, #death
The Death card is so misunderstood.  It's generally a really dynamic, positive card which indicates that it's time to let go of what isn't good for you anymore.  By making space in your life, new, snazzy possibilities  become available to you.  Beerus is a destroyer god who feels no ragrets about blowing stuff up if he doesn't like it.  This can seem cruel and contemptuous to others, but Beerus (and Whis) can see the bigger picture.  If you wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs.  #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #tarotdeck #dbz #beerus #whis #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #destroyergod #rebirth #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #watercolorillustration #illustration #drawing #sketch #cartoonillustration #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #woowoo #phillyartist #artwort #arturday #zamasu #futuretrunks

Beerus, #death
The Death card is so misunderstood. It's generally a really dynamic, positive card which indicates that it's time to let go of what isn't good for you anymore. By making space in your life, new, snazzy possibilities become available to you. Beerus is a destroyer god who feels no ragrets about blowing stuff up if he doesn't like it. This can seem cruel and contemptuous to others, but Beerus (and Whis) can see the bigger picture. If you wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs. #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #tarotdeck #dbz #beerus #whis #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #destroyergod #rebirth #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #watercolorillustration #illustration #drawing #sketch #cartoonillustration #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #woowoo #phillyartist #artwort #arturday #zamasu #futuretrunks

39 2 6 July, 2019
I wrote a really lovely explanation about this card and its meaning, and then (for some reason because internet fail?) The text did not appear when I published the post.  What a perfect thing to have happen while thinking about #thehangedman
This card is all about accepting (or not accepting) a loss of ego.  I'm not going to attempt to recreate my previous comments, but TLDR; when you get knocked down, get back up again (with grace). #frieza fails at this, over and over again.  #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #archetypal #archetypes #phillyartist #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballfanart #dbztarot #watercolorpainting #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #teamfourstar #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #cartoondrawing #cartoonillustration #illustration #arturday #artwork #woowoo #majorarcana #allegory #dragonballvillains #goldenfrieza

I wrote a really lovely explanation about this card and its meaning, and then (for some reason because internet fail?) The text did not appear when I published the post. What a perfect thing to have happen while thinking about #thehangedman
This card is all about accepting (or not accepting) a loss of ego. I'm not going to attempt to recreate my previous comments, but TLDR; when you get knocked down, get back up again (with grace). #frieza fails at this, over and over again. #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #archetypal #archetypes #phillyartist #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballfanart #dbztarot #watercolorpainting #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #teamfourstar #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #cartoondrawing #cartoonillustration #illustration #arturday #artwork #woowoo #majorarcana #allegory #dragonballvillains #goldenfrieza

38 0 29 June, 2019
The Great Saiyaman, #justice 
Justice asks for balance between logic and intuition, the rational and the guttural. This is how we make wise decisions which best align with our moral compass.  Gohan often found himself wrestling with these aspects of his psyche.  Ultimately, he wanted to act with fairness and do what was best for those he cared about.  This is never as easy as it should be.  Trusting ourselves is hard.  And, despite all of our best intentions, sometimes we make mistakes.  And that's ok. #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #phillyartist #thegreatsaiyaman #gohan #saiyan #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dbz #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #sketchbook #drawing #illustration #cartoons #catoonillustration #gohanandvidel #theonlyanimeiwatch #dowhatsright #art #artwork #nerdwoowoo #nerd #saiyan #greatsaiyaman #adultgohan #dbzheros

The Great Saiyaman, #justice
Justice asks for balance between logic and intuition, the rational and the guttural. This is how we make wise decisions which best align with our moral compass. Gohan often found himself wrestling with these aspects of his psyche. Ultimately, he wanted to act with fairness and do what was best for those he cared about. This is never as easy as it should be. Trusting ourselves is hard. And, despite all of our best intentions, sometimes we make mistakes. And that's ok. #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #phillyartist #thegreatsaiyaman #gohan #saiyan #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dbz #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #sketchbook #drawing #illustration #cartoons #catoonillustration #gohanandvidel #theonlyanimeiwatch #dowhatsright #art #artwork #nerdwoowoo #nerd #saiyan #greatsaiyaman #adultgohan #dbzheros

37 2 25 June, 2019
#wheeloffortune 
The wheel of fortune reminds us that everything changes, whether we like it or not. Sometimes things go the way we want, sometimes not so much.  Whenever a character found themselves on Snake Way, it was because things were not going so well.  They journeyed toward limbo (King Kai's planet) to wait for their luck to change.  Sometimes waiting is a passive activity, and sometimes we have to activate change.  It's useful to assess what you actually have control over and go from there. #tarot #nerdwoowoo #waterrcolorpainting #watercolors #koiwatercolor #painting #illustration #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #dragonballkai #sketchbook #phillyartist #majorarchana #popculturetarot #tarotfornerds #drawing #cartoons #cartoondrawing #snakeway #limbo #yamchaisdead #bubblesdbz #gregorydbz #kingkai #kingkaiplanet #journey #theonlyanimeiwatch #phillytarot

#wheeloffortune
The wheel of fortune reminds us that everything changes, whether we like it or not. Sometimes things go the way we want, sometimes not so much. Whenever a character found themselves on Snake Way, it was because things were not going so well. They journeyed toward limbo (King Kai's planet) to wait for their luck to change. Sometimes waiting is a passive activity, and sometimes we have to activate change. It's useful to assess what you actually have control over and go from there. #tarot #nerdwoowoo #waterrcolorpainting #watercolors #koiwatercolor #painting #illustration #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #dragonballkai #sketchbook #phillyartist #majorarchana #popculturetarot #tarotfornerds #drawing #cartoons #cartoondrawing #snakeway #limbo #yamchaisdead #bubblesdbz #gregorydbz #kingkai #kingkaiplanet #journey #theonlyanimeiwatch #phillytarot

34 5 16 June, 2019
Piccolo, #thehermit 
Still not satisfied with this one; went through several iterations which didn't pan out, so prob coming back to this one later.  Either it was the proportions, or the color, or the texture, but there was always something not quite right.  Either way, Piccolo was made for this card.  He is all about stoicism and meditative reflection, and chooses his words and reactions carefully.  The hermit reminds us that it's ok (and sometimes necessary) to be alone.  When we honor this time, we are better able to be present with and available to the people we care about.  Give yourself some me time today.  #piccolo #piccolodbz #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #watercolors #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #phillyartist #tarot #nerdwoowoo #majorarcana #popculturetarot #cartoons #illustration #dodge #teamfourstar #gohansrealdad #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #tarotdeck #workinprogress #theonlyanimeiwatch #namekian #namek #areyouayoshi

Piccolo, #thehermit
Still not satisfied with this one; went through several iterations which didn't pan out, so prob coming back to this one later. Either it was the proportions, or the color, or the texture, but there was always something not quite right. Either way, Piccolo was made for this card. He is all about stoicism and meditative reflection, and chooses his words and reactions carefully. The hermit reminds us that it's ok (and sometimes necessary) to be alone. When we honor this time, we are better able to be present with and available to the people we care about. Give yourself some me time today. #piccolo #piccolodbz #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #watercolors #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #phillyartist #tarot #nerdwoowoo #majorarcana #popculturetarot #cartoons #illustration #dodge #teamfourstar #gohansrealdad #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #tarotdeck #workinprogress #theonlyanimeiwatch #namekian #namek #areyouayoshi

27 0 11 June, 2019
Android 18 and Krillin, #strength
Robert Place, the creator of my absolute favorite tarot deck #thealchemicaltarot describes the strength card in a really interesting way.  He says that strength doesn't come from overpowering our shadow selves, but from learning to love the scariest parts of our inner experiences.  This was a perfect allegory.
#krillin #android18 #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #tarot #phillyartist #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #illustration #waterrcolorpainting #watercolors #watercolor #sketchbook #cartoondrawing #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #teamfourstar #majorarcana #popculturetarot #krillinand18 #krillinit #android18dbz #koiwatercolor

Android 18 and Krillin, #strength
Robert Place, the creator of my absolute favorite tarot deck #thealchemicaltarot describes the strength card in a really interesting way. He says that strength doesn't come from overpowering our shadow selves, but from learning to love the scariest parts of our inner experiences. This was a perfect allegory.
#krillin #android18 #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #tarot #phillyartist #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #illustration #waterrcolorpainting #watercolors #watercolor #sketchbook #cartoondrawing #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #teamfourstar #majorarcana #popculturetarot #krillinand18 #krillinit #android18dbz #koiwatercolor

43 3 3 June, 2019
Kid Goku and the nimbus, #thechariot

I really struggled with this one, and I'm still not completely happy with it.  Might revise somewhere down the line.  @kayla.ankeny has a lovely, adorable son who inspired the final product (his cuteness is pretty much impossible to duplicate) #dragonball #kidgoku #theflyingnimbus #nimbus #goku #majorarcana #tarot #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #phillyartist #watercolors #waterrcolorpainting #watercolor #painting #sketchbook #illustration #koiwatercolor #cartoon #cartoondrawing #nerd #teamfourstar #dragonballnerd #drawing #tarotnerd

Kid Goku and the nimbus, #thechariot

I really struggled with this one, and I'm still not completely happy with it. Might revise somewhere down the line. @kayla.ankeny has a lovely, adorable son who inspired the final product (his cuteness is pretty much impossible to duplicate) #dragonball #kidgoku #theflyingnimbus #nimbus #goku #majorarcana #tarot #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #phillyartist #watercolors #waterrcolorpainting #watercolor #painting #sketchbook #illustration #koiwatercolor #cartoon #cartoondrawing #nerd #teamfourstar #dragonballnerd #drawing #tarotnerd

39 1 1 June, 2019
Videl and Gohan, #thelovers
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So, there's a big hetero-normative, gender-conforming elephant in the room which I feel like I need to address at this point, and it's a problem in the Tarot as well as Dragon Ball.  Everyone is (at least overtly) straight and (mostly) cisgender, and if there are characters who fall somewhere else on those spectrums it's usually played for laughs.  And the Tarot is traditionally very hetero, often adopting the gender binary as a means of describing internal balance.  And then there's race, which is its own can of ambiguous worms.  Working on this deck has made me acutely aware of this stuff, and I know I'm not doing this dialogue any favors.  Thoughts and feedback are super welcome.

#tarot #tarotandgender #tarotandsexuality #phillytarot #majorarcana #videl #gohan #videlandgohan #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #cartoons #illustration #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #watercolor #watercolors #koiwatercolor #watercolorpainting #painting #theonlyanimeiwatch #nerdwoowoo #teamfourstar #ki #love #phillyartist #drawing #art

Videl and Gohan, #thelovers
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So, there's a big hetero-normative, gender-conforming elephant in the room which I feel like I need to address at this point, and it's a problem in the Tarot as well as Dragon Ball. Everyone is (at least overtly) straight and (mostly) cisgender, and if there are characters who fall somewhere else on those spectrums it's usually played for laughs. And the Tarot is traditionally very hetero, often adopting the gender binary as a means of describing internal balance. And then there's race, which is its own can of ambiguous worms. Working on this deck has made me acutely aware of this stuff, and I know I'm not doing this dialogue any favors. Thoughts and feedback are super welcome.

#tarot #tarotandgender #tarotandsexuality #phillytarot #majorarcana #videl #gohan #videlandgohan #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #cartoons #illustration #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #watercolor #watercolors #koiwatercolor #watercolorpainting #painting #theonlyanimeiwatch #nerdwoowoo #teamfourstar #ki #love #phillyartist #drawing #art

40 8 27 May, 2019
Guru, #theheirophant
The integration of knowledge and experience is how wisdom is built.  We are forever amassing these resources; pay attention to how you weave knowledge and experience together.  Also, remember to step out of the known every once in a while.  Guru knew when to rest, when to let a new generation take over the  job of social growth.  Learn, grow, repeat. #tarot #majorarcana #grandelderguru #dbz #superkamiguru #guru #namek #dragonball #watercolor #koiwatercolor #teamfourstar #watercolorpainting #sketchbook #illustration #cartoons #cartoonillustration #theonlyanimeiwatch #painting #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #namekian

Guru, #theheirophant
The integration of knowledge and experience is how wisdom is built. We are forever amassing these resources; pay attention to how you weave knowledge and experience together. Also, remember to step out of the known every once in a while. Guru knew when to rest, when to let a new generation take over the job of social growth. Learn, grow, repeat. #tarot #majorarcana #grandelderguru #dbz #superkamiguru #guru #namek #dragonball #watercolor #koiwatercolor #teamfourstar #watercolorpainting #sketchbook #illustration #cartoons #cartoonillustration #theonlyanimeiwatch #painting #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #namekian

40 1 25 May, 2019
Vegeta, #theemperor .
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Vegeta had a steep character arc which I'm hoping to honor with this card.  He started as a blood-thirsty space pirate and has developed into a disciplined warrior and a (albeit secretly) compassionate father and partner.  Don't get it twisted: he can still be a total jerk. But the Emperor is a no-nonsense kind of dude.  He's the friend that slaps you across the face and tells you to get a hold of yourself when you're freaking out for no good reason.  He is no stranger to learning the hard way, and knows you may have to do the same.  He's got a lot of 'I told you so's' but only because he knows you can handle the truth.  He's the ground you need to remember you are standing on lest you float off into fantasy.  Remember to move with intention, learn from experience, and (most importantly) slow the f down.  Raw emotion only gets you so far.

#vegeta #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #dragonballsuper #dbz #dragonballz #nerdwoowoo #watercolors #watercolor #waterrcolorpainting #badman #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #illustration #sketchbook #manspreadforthewin #getyourshittogether #painting #princevegeta #vegebul #iamthehype #teamfourstar #tfs #dragoball #archetype #archetypal

Vegeta, #theemperor .
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Vegeta had a steep character arc which I'm hoping to honor with this card. He started as a blood-thirsty space pirate and has developed into a disciplined warrior and a (albeit secretly) compassionate father and partner. Don't get it twisted: he can still be a total jerk. But the Emperor is a no-nonsense kind of dude. He's the friend that slaps you across the face and tells you to get a hold of yourself when you're freaking out for no good reason. He is no stranger to learning the hard way, and knows you may have to do the same. He's got a lot of 'I told you so's' but only because he knows you can handle the truth. He's the ground you need to remember you are standing on lest you float off into fantasy. Remember to move with intention, learn from experience, and (most importantly) slow the f down. Raw emotion only gets you so far.

#vegeta #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #dragonballsuper #dbz #dragonballz #nerdwoowoo #watercolors #watercolor #waterrcolorpainting #badman #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #illustration #sketchbook #manspreadforthewin #getyourshittogether #painting #princevegeta #vegebul #iamthehype #teamfourstar #tfs #dragoball #archetype #archetypal

31 2 24 May, 2019
Launch, the #highpriestess 
She reminds us to consider the subtext, to look for hidden meaning and explore our many truths.  It may be challenging to trust our intuition because we don't always know where it will lead us.  But if we really listen to our gut, it always knows the way.  #Launch #dragonball #nerdwoowoo #watercolors #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #theonlyanimeiwatch #koiwatercolor #illustration #sketchbook #drawing #cartoon #teamfourstar #goodlaunch #archetypes #archetypal #tfs

Launch, the #highpriestess
She reminds us to consider the subtext, to look for hidden meaning and explore our many truths. It may be challenging to trust our intuition because we don't always know where it will lead us. But if we really listen to our gut, it always knows the way. #Launch #dragonball #nerdwoowoo #watercolors #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #theonlyanimeiwatch #koiwatercolor #illustration #sketchbook #drawing #cartoon #teamfourstar #goodlaunch #archetypes #archetypal #tfs

46 7 21 May, 2019
Whis, #themagician 
Note that this card reveals what each of the suits will be (featured on the table, sans food items). The Magician is a bit if a benign trickster, an elegant and charming presence who reminds us that we can't always trust appearances.  Whis is all about charm and loving trickery. 
#watercolors #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #illustration #tarot #dragonballsuper #archetypes #whis #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #majorarcana #dragonballfans #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #sketchbook #drawing #teamfourstar

Whis, #themagician
Note that this card reveals what each of the suits will be (featured on the table, sans food items). The Magician is a bit if a benign trickster, an elegant and charming presence who reminds us that we can't always trust appearances. Whis is all about charm and loving trickery.
#watercolors #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #illustration #tarot #dragonballsuper #archetypes #whis #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #majorarcana #dragonballfans #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #sketchbook #drawing #teamfourstar

63 9 18 May, 2019
So, I have no chill about this project and I have to start posting these.  In case you don't know/care about cartoons, I'm making a #dragonballz (and super?) Inspired tarot deck.  Because why not?  The wonderful thing about this series is that it's chock full of archetypes, which is 👌 for Tarot. This is Yamcha, the Fool. Process pics follow. #thefool #tarot #majorarcana #dbz #yamchaisdead #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #watercolors #koiwatercolor #sketchbook #puar #fool #baseballyamcha #swingandamiss #dragonball #theonlyanimeiwatch #yamcha #watercolorpainting #illustration #teamfourstar #phillyartist #draw #paint #arts

So, I have no chill about this project and I have to start posting these. In case you don't know/care about cartoons, I'm making a #dragonballz (and super?) Inspired tarot deck. Because why not? The wonderful thing about this series is that it's chock full of archetypes, which is 👌 for Tarot. This is Yamcha, the Fool. Process pics follow. #thefool #tarot #majorarcana #dbz #yamchaisdead #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #watercolors #koiwatercolor #sketchbook #puar #fool #baseballyamcha #swingandamiss #dragonball #theonlyanimeiwatch #yamcha #watercolorpainting #illustration #teamfourstar #phillyartist #draw #paint #arts

45 1 17 May, 2019

Top #nerdwoowoo posts

Beerus, #death
The Death card is so misunderstood.  It's generally a really dynamic, positive card which indicates that it's time to let go of what isn't good for you anymore.  By making space in your life, new, snazzy possibilities  become available to you.  Beerus is a destroyer god who feels no ragrets about blowing stuff up if he doesn't like it.  This can seem cruel and contemptuous to others, but Beerus (and Whis) can see the bigger picture.  If you wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs.  #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #tarotdeck #dbz #beerus #whis #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #destroyergod #rebirth #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #watercolorillustration #illustration #drawing #sketch #cartoonillustration #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #woowoo #phillyartist #artwort #arturday #zamasu #futuretrunks

Beerus, #death
The Death card is so misunderstood. It's generally a really dynamic, positive card which indicates that it's time to let go of what isn't good for you anymore. By making space in your life, new, snazzy possibilities become available to you. Beerus is a destroyer god who feels no ragrets about blowing stuff up if he doesn't like it. This can seem cruel and contemptuous to others, but Beerus (and Whis) can see the bigger picture. If you wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs. #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #tarotdeck #dbz #beerus #whis #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #destroyergod #rebirth #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #watercolorillustration #illustration #drawing #sketch #cartoonillustration #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #woowoo #phillyartist #artwort #arturday #zamasu #futuretrunks

39 2 6 July, 2019
Supreme Kai, #temperance
Striking a balance between what we want and what we need can be super hard.  When we find this sweet spot, we feel fulfilled and whole.  Wholeness is really just another way of saying "you're living your best life." In the #alchemicaltarot, Rober Place points out that "to temper" means "to make strong." When we are balanced, we are fortified.  We realize we have exactly enough of everything. #tarot #tarotdeck #tarotnerd #tarotreading #majorarcana #tarotart #dbz #supremekai #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dragonballzfan #dbzfangirl #theonlyanimeiwatch #sketch  #makearteveryday #watercolor  #watercolordrawing #cartoons #cartoonillustration #koiwatercolors #draw  #dragonballkai #kai  #basicallygod #teamfourstar #nerdwoowoo

Supreme Kai, #temperance
Striking a balance between what we want and what we need can be super hard. When we find this sweet spot, we feel fulfilled and whole. Wholeness is really just another way of saying "you're living your best life." In the #alchemicaltarot, Rober Place points out that "to temper" means "to make strong." When we are balanced, we are fortified. We realize we have exactly enough of everything. #tarot #tarotdeck #tarotnerd #tarotreading #majorarcana #tarotart #dbz #supremekai #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dragonballzfan #dbzfangirl #theonlyanimeiwatch #sketch #makearteveryday #watercolor #watercolordrawing #cartoons #cartoonillustration #koiwatercolors #draw #dragonballkai #kai #basicallygod #teamfourstar #nerdwoowoo

29 0 12 July, 2019
The Great Saiyaman, #justice 
Justice asks for balance between logic and intuition, the rational and the guttural. This is how we make wise decisions which best align with our moral compass.  Gohan often found himself wrestling with these aspects of his psyche.  Ultimately, he wanted to act with fairness and do what was best for those he cared about.  This is never as easy as it should be.  Trusting ourselves is hard.  And, despite all of our best intentions, sometimes we make mistakes.  And that's ok. #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #phillyartist #thegreatsaiyaman #gohan #saiyan #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dbz #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #sketchbook #drawing #illustration #cartoons #catoonillustration #gohanandvidel #theonlyanimeiwatch #dowhatsright #art #artwork #nerdwoowoo #nerd #saiyan #greatsaiyaman #adultgohan #dbzheros

The Great Saiyaman, #justice
Justice asks for balance between logic and intuition, the rational and the guttural. This is how we make wise decisions which best align with our moral compass. Gohan often found himself wrestling with these aspects of his psyche. Ultimately, he wanted to act with fairness and do what was best for those he cared about. This is never as easy as it should be. Trusting ourselves is hard. And, despite all of our best intentions, sometimes we make mistakes. And that's ok. #tarot #majorarcana #phillytarot #phillyartist #thegreatsaiyaman #gohan #saiyan #dragonballsuper #dragonballz #dragonball #dbz #watercolors #watercolor #koiwatercolor #sketchbook #drawing #illustration #cartoons #catoonillustration #gohanandvidel #theonlyanimeiwatch #dowhatsright #art #artwork #nerdwoowoo #nerd #saiyan #greatsaiyaman #adultgohan #dbzheros

37 2 25 June, 2019
Videl and Gohan, #thelovers
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So, there's a big hetero-normative, gender-conforming elephant in the room which I feel like I need to address at this point, and it's a problem in the Tarot as well as Dragon Ball.  Everyone is (at least overtly) straight and (mostly) cisgender, and if there are characters who fall somewhere else on those spectrums it's usually played for laughs.  And the Tarot is traditionally very hetero, often adopting the gender binary as a means of describing internal balance.  And then there's race, which is its own can of ambiguous worms.  Working on this deck has made me acutely aware of this stuff, and I know I'm not doing this dialogue any favors.  Thoughts and feedback are super welcome.

#tarot #tarotandgender #tarotandsexuality #phillytarot #majorarcana #videl #gohan #videlandgohan #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #cartoons #illustration #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #watercolor #watercolors #koiwatercolor #watercolorpainting #painting #theonlyanimeiwatch #nerdwoowoo #teamfourstar #ki #love #phillyartist #drawing #art

Videl and Gohan, #thelovers
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So, there's a big hetero-normative, gender-conforming elephant in the room which I feel like I need to address at this point, and it's a problem in the Tarot as well as Dragon Ball. Everyone is (at least overtly) straight and (mostly) cisgender, and if there are characters who fall somewhere else on those spectrums it's usually played for laughs. And the Tarot is traditionally very hetero, often adopting the gender binary as a means of describing internal balance. And then there's race, which is its own can of ambiguous worms. Working on this deck has made me acutely aware of this stuff, and I know I'm not doing this dialogue any favors. Thoughts and feedback are super welcome.

#tarot #tarotandgender #tarotandsexuality #phillytarot #majorarcana #videl #gohan #videlandgohan #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #cartoons #illustration #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #watercolor #watercolors #koiwatercolor #watercolorpainting #painting #theonlyanimeiwatch #nerdwoowoo #teamfourstar #ki #love #phillyartist #drawing #art

40 8 27 May, 2019
Piccolo, #thehermit 
Still not satisfied with this one; went through several iterations which didn't pan out, so prob coming back to this one later.  Either it was the proportions, or the color, or the texture, but there was always something not quite right.  Either way, Piccolo was made for this card.  He is all about stoicism and meditative reflection, and chooses his words and reactions carefully.  The hermit reminds us that it's ok (and sometimes necessary) to be alone.  When we honor this time, we are better able to be present with and available to the people we care about.  Give yourself some me time today.  #piccolo #piccolodbz #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #watercolors #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #phillyartist #tarot #nerdwoowoo #majorarcana #popculturetarot #cartoons #illustration #dodge #teamfourstar #gohansrealdad #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #tarotdeck #workinprogress #theonlyanimeiwatch #namekian #namek #areyouayoshi

Piccolo, #thehermit
Still not satisfied with this one; went through several iterations which didn't pan out, so prob coming back to this one later. Either it was the proportions, or the color, or the texture, but there was always something not quite right. Either way, Piccolo was made for this card. He is all about stoicism and meditative reflection, and chooses his words and reactions carefully. The hermit reminds us that it's ok (and sometimes necessary) to be alone. When we honor this time, we are better able to be present with and available to the people we care about. Give yourself some me time today. #piccolo #piccolodbz #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #watercolors #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #phillyartist #tarot #nerdwoowoo #majorarcana #popculturetarot #cartoons #illustration #dodge #teamfourstar #gohansrealdad #cartoonillustration #sketchbook #tarotdeck #workinprogress #theonlyanimeiwatch #namekian #namek #areyouayoshi

27 0 11 June, 2019
Android 18 and Krillin, #strength
Robert Place, the creator of my absolute favorite tarot deck #thealchemicaltarot describes the strength card in a really interesting way.  He says that strength doesn't come from overpowering our shadow selves, but from learning to love the scariest parts of our inner experiences.  This was a perfect allegory.
#krillin #android18 #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #tarot #phillyartist #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #illustration #waterrcolorpainting #watercolors #watercolor #sketchbook #cartoondrawing #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #teamfourstar #majorarcana #popculturetarot #krillinand18 #krillinit #android18dbz #koiwatercolor

Android 18 and Krillin, #strength
Robert Place, the creator of my absolute favorite tarot deck #thealchemicaltarot describes the strength card in a really interesting way. He says that strength doesn't come from overpowering our shadow selves, but from learning to love the scariest parts of our inner experiences. This was a perfect allegory.
#krillin #android18 #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballsuper #tarot #phillyartist #phillytarot #nerdwoowoo #illustration #waterrcolorpainting #watercolors #watercolor #sketchbook #cartoondrawing #cartoons #theonlyanimeiwatch #teamfourstar #majorarcana #popculturetarot #krillinand18 #krillinit #android18dbz #koiwatercolor

43 3 3 June, 2019
I wrote a really lovely explanation about this card and its meaning, and then (for some reason because internet fail?) The text did not appear when I published the post.  What a perfect thing to have happen while thinking about #thehangedman
This card is all about accepting (or not accepting) a loss of ego.  I'm not going to attempt to recreate my previous comments, but TLDR; when you get knocked down, get back up again (with grace). #frieza fails at this, over and over again.  #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #archetypal #archetypes #phillyartist #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballfanart #dbztarot #watercolorpainting #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #teamfourstar #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #cartoondrawing #cartoonillustration #illustration #arturday #artwork #woowoo #majorarcana #allegory #dragonballvillains #goldenfrieza

I wrote a really lovely explanation about this card and its meaning, and then (for some reason because internet fail?) The text did not appear when I published the post. What a perfect thing to have happen while thinking about #thehangedman
This card is all about accepting (or not accepting) a loss of ego. I'm not going to attempt to recreate my previous comments, but TLDR; when you get knocked down, get back up again (with grace). #frieza fails at this, over and over again. #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #archetypal #archetypes #phillyartist #watercolor #watercolorpainting #koiwatercolor #dbz #dragonballz #dragonballfanart #dbztarot #watercolorpainting #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #teamfourstar #theonlyanimeiwatch #cartoons #cartoondrawing #cartoonillustration #illustration #arturday #artwork #woowoo #majorarcana #allegory #dragonballvillains #goldenfrieza

38 0 29 June, 2019
Kid Goku and the nimbus, #thechariot

I really struggled with this one, and I'm still not completely happy with it.  Might revise somewhere down the line.  @kayla.ankeny has a lovely, adorable son who inspired the final product (his cuteness is pretty much impossible to duplicate) #dragonball #kidgoku #theflyingnimbus #nimbus #goku #majorarcana #tarot #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #phillyartist #watercolors #waterrcolorpainting #watercolor #painting #sketchbook #illustration #koiwatercolor #cartoon #cartoondrawing #nerd #teamfourstar #dragonballnerd #drawing #tarotnerd

Kid Goku and the nimbus, #thechariot

I really struggled with this one, and I'm still not completely happy with it. Might revise somewhere down the line. @kayla.ankeny has a lovely, adorable son who inspired the final product (his cuteness is pretty much impossible to duplicate) #dragonball #kidgoku #theflyingnimbus #nimbus #goku #majorarcana #tarot #nerdwoowoo #phillytarot #phillyartist #watercolors #waterrcolorpainting #watercolor #painting #sketchbook #illustration #koiwatercolor #cartoon #cartoondrawing #nerd #teamfourstar #dragonballnerd #drawing #tarotnerd

39 1 1 June, 2019