Success and the Gorilla: the King of Pentacles

Last little tweaks on the Ace of Swords, Queen of Swords, and Five of Pentacles

I’ve been working on nonstop file editing over the last long while. Editing and re-editing (and re-re-editing) an entire tarot card deck was definitely no picnic. But I can safely say that all of the painting for this deck is done, and for now I can enjoy the fact that in terms of this deck, all I can really do is sit back and wait, maybe even relax and daydream about having it in my hands – which, fingers crossed, should be happening very very soon!

Which brings me to the King of Pentacles. Perhaps it’s good timing to write about him after finally being able to say that the artwork for my deck is complete. The silverback gorilla was a pretty easy choice; I wanted my king to be solid and strong: a very grounded looking, caring creature. For me, this is a king of many successes, and I wanted that to show in an image that was as uncluttered as possible. He’s simply a very proud, happy and successful king, able to take time now to enjoy life, sit on his throne, breathe in that sweet air, and watch over his kingdom.


About Jo @ Rainbow of Crazy

My username came from that very random day several years ago when I was told that I was a "walking rainbow of crazy... twinkling with the spectrum of a thousand different colours." That name makes me smile to this day and will always remain with me!

Posted on June 7, 2013, in Artwork and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. A Tarot deck is never truly complete until it is used…. 🙂

  2. You must be so excited and well done you. Look what you have created, it is incredible. I just love the King of Pentacles. He is just sitting there owning his own kingdom without having to wave all the bling around. I, like you have been writing non-stop on re-working my whole tarot course so I can really understand how both fulfilled and exhausted you must feel right now. You should be so proud of yourself. Now do the Nine of Pentacles on yourself. Sit back, relax, the hard work is done and it is now time to enjoy it all. I would love to be a fly on the wall when you actually get to hold it in your hand for the first time. This is your baby, your creation after a long gestation period. What a legacy to leave to the world and not just Tarot enthusiasts. I am sure your back, neck and eyes could all do with a rest too. x

    • Thank you so much for commenting and sharing! I wish you all the best with your tarot course; your writing is invaluable. I came about making this deck as a way to learn more about tarot but as far as learning and reading goes, I’ve still barely scratched the surface. I definitely plan to continue learning once I have the deck in my hands. It’s such a strange feeling being ‘done’ because I still feel like I’m far from it. There are still some things to work on, and I’m still waiting to get the physical copy to check the quality and such, and of course to try a reading with it! It’ll be like Christmas! Maybe by then, it’ll feel more complete (:

  3. Reblogged this on Truly Teach Me Tarot and commented:
    Absolutely fantastic. Well done.

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