WIP - The Empress - Part One

I was recently contacted by the Redbubble Tarot group to create an artwork for a tarot card. I chose to do the Empress. The Empress card represents abundance and fertility, Mother Nature, the Earth. She is often depicted with stars in her hair, pregnant, and with a fruitful abundance of nature at her feet (waterfalls, ripening wheat, a green multitude of plants). She is often depicted in a gown with pomegranates as a design pattern.

I created a prep sketch last night and earlier today I inked in the final lines. I’ll start the coloring work shortly. This measures about 12.5 × 19 inches.

I have the WIPs posted up on my facebook fan page , but I am posting them again here.


  • Catrin Welz-Stein
    Catrin Welz-Steinover 4 years ago

    Looks already great!

  • thank you Catrina. I love the one you did.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    I am excited to watch and see how your work evolves ,looks like a good start LIZ

  • Thanks so much Liz.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 4 years ago

    The Empress is my favorite card!!! This looks great! Is this a new tarot group?

  • yes just started up Tammy. I recommended they talk to you

    – Lynnette Shelley