Seven of Wands: The Lowly Hedgehog
The Seven of Wands is a card filled with obstacles. It presses the need to remain strong, to keep fighting at all costs and to never, ever giving up. I loved the idea of painting a pair of hedgehogs for this tarot: these tiny, cute little critters taking a stand and doing whatever it takes to defend themselves from any and all threats, showing that size is only a small factor when your will is strong.
I wanted to have a badger to be the creature threatening the safety of the hedgehogs, but I decided to only paint its shadow, to represent more of a mysterious danger. To the hedgehogs, it may be a badger, but to the viewer, it may represent any dark force coming your way, something to watch out for.