Portfolio Builder Project: Tarot Card

🎨 Build Your Portfolio with Paintable!

Ready to take your portfolio to the next level? We’ve got you covered. Create stunning artwork inspired by real-life client briefs with Paintable’s Portfolio Builder Program! 🎨 

Take a peek at our free portfolio brief and get inspired- but don’t stop there! As part of the full Portfolio Builder package, Digital Painting Academy members gain access to step-by-step videos, tutorials, downloads, and weekly live classes led by David himself! With his guidance, you’ll get prepped for working with real life clients, and walk away with a portfolio packed with jaw-dropping pieces ready to dazzle potential clients each month!

It’s time to turn your passion into a profession– let’s paint your future together! 🚀✨

🎴 BRIEF: Tarot Card Design

A publisher wants your expertise for a brand-new tarot deck design. They need your creative skills to create the first card, the “Magician” card, and each “suite” symbol for Wands, Cups, Pentacles, and Swords.

Look to the Rider Waite Smith tarot for inspiration, but your design should be unique. If the “Magician” card doesn’t inspire you, choose another “major Arcana” card from the deck.

Color-wise, the client is asking for a limited palette made of 5 to 6 colors plus black and white for consistency.

Style-wise, they want “simplified” illustrations—clean lines, cel-shading. Feel free to think outside the box and make it your own! 🎨✨

💭 Moodboard Inspiration:

Moodboards are an excellent way to help inspire your mind and find references to use for your work! Check out our Pinterest board, or choose your own images from the inspiration list below! 

🚚 Deliverables & Deadlines

During your digital painting brief, you will have deliverables that should be shared within the #monthly-project room in the Discord Tribe community upon completion. This allows you to receive feedback from your peers (and sometimes myself!) and view the work of other students.

Deliverables must include:

  • Rough thumbnail sketches for concept approval (within 2 days)
  • Color thumbnail (within 1 week)
  • Final Image (Before deadline)

Your deadline is 30 days- so make sure your final illustration is posted by the end of the month!

📃 Artwork Specs for your Digital Painting

Here are the specifications for the final artwork:

  • Dimensions should be a minimum of 2500px by 3000px
  • Add a 30px bleed all around
  • The image should be in portrait orientation, not landscape
  • Use RGB for the canvas color mode.

👉 All the materials you need for this project can be found inside the Digital Painting Academy.

🧠 Stay Inspired: The #MyDaily5 Challenge

Looking for ways to stay inspired? Every day during the month, the Tribe community can participate in the #MyDaily5 challenge.

These daily prompts based on our monthly digital painting brief are meant to be sketched or painted in 5 to 30 minutes MAX! They are the perfect way to warm up before working on your main project.

Don’t forget to share your work in the Tribe, or tag us on Instagram! Let’s celebrate your 5 minutes of creativity turning into hours of awesome painting! 🙌

May the cards ever be in your favor while painting this month’s brief! 💫🎴

If you have any questions about the brief (or anything at all!), please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing [email protected] or on the Tribe Discord. Good luck and happy painting!😊

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