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The King of Pentacles
The King of Pentacles

This picture was created for the Carnival edition of the 78 Tarot project (2016). It represents the major arcana of the King of Pentacles.
The inspiration came from the carnival of Nice, my birthplace, and the home of the very first carnival ever recorded in history. King of Pentacles, depicted as the papier-mâché statue of King Carnival, is displayed through the old city of Nice on a cart drawn by two ox. A crowd dances and follows the "corso" to the sound of marching musicians, while people in the buildings on each side of the narrow street throw confettis.

This reminds me of the carnivals of my childhood.

Copyright Pierre Carles (2016)
Artist Markers on paper (A4)
In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

Pencil on paper
Copyright Pierre Carles 2016


Pierre Carles
Artist | Professional | Varied
Pierre Carles is a fantasy artist who first started painting fairy-tale creatures for his older daughter, when she was still a young girl. His models and themes have expanded since that time, but his lovely daughters and wife remain his greatest sources of inspiration.

COMMISSIONS (illustrations, character design, concept art, tatoos, body painting, ...):

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Current Residence: Paris, France
Favourite genre of music: Too many to list
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: The Powerpuff Girls
Personal Quote: Uh ?
Allow me to speak about the 78 Tarot project, an international collaborative endeavor in which 78 (really, 80) artists from all over the world gather and create ONE tarot card each, out of a full 78-card traditional deck. The final deck is then produced as a high-quality high-end collectible product, which can appeal both to people who are using tarot AND to fantasy or symbolic art collectors. An art book also comes along the deck in the "deluxe" edition.

This huge project is being led by two wonderful ladies, Kayti Welsh and Delphine Demers Griffin, with the help of Trish Sullivan as a community manager. And believe me, dealing with 80 artists with the aim of producing a unique product within a fixed time frame is no small feat. A bit like herding cats, as the saying goes. And some of the contributors (many, in fact), are real world-class names in the fantasy genre: Amy Brown, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Selina Fenech, Poul Dohle, Eny Guerrero, Larry Elmore (yes, THE Larry Elmore from Dragonlance), to name but a few.

The link to the fundraising campaign is right below:…

The project IS FUNDED already. And as I write, only 12 hours are left to contribute and get a chance to purchase this one-of-a-king product based on collaboration and sharing  between artists and tarot lovers of all nationalities, sensibilities and styles. But you can still help IMPROVE the final printed result by backing the project and helping it reach the next extended threshold, which will allow the project managers to still improve the print quality and size of the deck. And guess what ? A I write, once again, we are less than $1000 away from the $30,000 milestone, at which point a HUGE surprise upgrade will be made.

So spread the word, visit the Kickstarter page and help us create this amazing product.
My own contributing card was the Eight of Swords, which you can see in my gallery here:
Eight of Swords
Eight of Swords by Carles


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nightserpent Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Thanks for watching my art, Pierre, I appreciate it!  I'll be watching you as well. :) ~Paul
Merlyn-Wooden Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Et bonne anniversaire :hug:
Prend soin de toi surtout. Pleins d'ondes positive et de vœux de bonheur. Parce qu'on a jamais assez ;)
Merlyn-Wooden Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Un bisou en coup de vent! Prend soin de toi surtout!
Carles Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Merci ! Toi aussi. :)
La-Plume Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Et beh dis donc, la galerie s'est pas mal garnie et c'est beaucoup plus jolie ça me rend jalouse ^^

Par contre "Back from the dead" depuis décembre 2013 ça me rappelle quelqu'un :D

Qui malheureusement doit encore rester dead pour encore au moins 6 à 7 mois... Ça commence à faire long mais bon quand on a pas le choix...

Fin bref, keep it on!

Mais je ne suis pas là :(
Carles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey La Plume, où étais-tu passée ?
Content d'avoir de tes nouvelles. Je passe maintenant assez peu sur DA, comme tu le vois. Plusieurs raisons, mais c'est compliqué, on pourra en parler calmement une fois. Tu n'es pas sur Facebook, par hasard ? C'est là maintenant que "j'officie" le plus.
Envoie quelques nouvelles en MP quand tu en auras le temps.

Bon courage et à très vite, j'espère. :)
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bon anniversaire :la:
Carles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Merci. :)
Merlyn-Wooden Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Un, deux, trois, quatre :la: choir 

Joyeux anniversaire, souffle sur tes bougiesFree Birthday Icon 
Si c'était notre fête, on soufflerait aussi

Joyeux anniversaire, tous tes vœux prennent vie Sini Birthday 
Si c'était notre fête, on soufflerait aussi

yeah C'est ton anniversaire ! Yeah 
Carles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Merci ! :-)
Désolé de me faire rare, la période est compliquée. Mais tous les petits messages me touchent ! :)
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