Hey Tumblr!

So a few months back I finished the personal project to rule all personal projects.

I found a copy of the adorable and clever Hello Kitty Tarot deck by Joe Rosales that is now out of print. I thought it would be fun to color it. I was going to use watercolor, but the paperweight and ink wouldn’t allow that… So I scanned it and painted it digitally and 78 paintings and probably 300 hours later this is what I have!

I used the Thoth deck by Lady Frieda Harris and Aleister Crowley for color inspiration. I ended up editing the drawings for alot of the cards and totally redrawing a few of them To fit my interpretations of the cards. About 80% of the line work is original

It was a lot of work but I think it was worth it so that I could have my own version of such an adorable deck.

The concepts and drawings are (c)Joe Rosales and of course all the characters are (c)Sanrio