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Tarot Doctor Strange by DubuGomdori Tarot Doctor Strange by DubuGomdori
The Magician, Dr. Stephen Strange, is the magus and is the first of the Tarot deck, and represents the alchemical element and principal of Mercury. Also the card represents Will, Wisdom and the Word through which the world was created. The cup is inscribed with the two snakes are the protection of caduceus of Mercury. The sunburst positioned on the top border affirms Mercury’s role as herald of the Sun. The Magician is wearing a belt with the Ape of Thoth inscribed on it. Because falsehood and misunderstanding are inherent in all speech and writing, it is the cosmic duty of the Ape of Thoth to constantly mock the work of the Magician and distort his words. The traditional weapons of the Magus are the wand, cup, sword, and disk. “With the wand createth He. With the cup reserveth He. With the Dagger destroyeth He. Wth the Coin redeemed He.” These are the weapons the Magus joyfully juggles in midair along with three additional symbols; the pentacle, scroll, and winged egg. The scroll is a tool and instrument of the scribe. The winged egg represents the preexistent zero, which like the Magus himself is the source of all positive manifestation.

The cherubs on the bottom, one girl and one boy, symbolizes the duality of the sex and they act as his herald as they play their harp. The lilies on the bottom symbolizes purity.

The magician sits upon a throne like stairs, each engraved with the four elements in nature symbolizing his mastery of all. Lucky bastard.

The sky, and moon and sun behind the pentacle is his ability to tap into the cosmic energy. The borders around him is the Celtic knot of the tree of life as well as the tree of knowledge.
The eye of Horus engraved on the coin/disc grants him the ability to regenerate.

In this role sits Stephen Strange, better known as Dr. Strange, once a surgeon saving lives of those professing his medical genius, he has turned to a greater responsibility to our world, and those worlds who would dare cross over into our realm for their greedy benefits or sometimes just to show us we are not all that. And here, the magus keeps his eternal watch.

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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
He was one of my favourite comicbook characters when I was a teenager, all my friends were into stuff like superma abd batman.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I know!  Bring the magic!!  Can't wait for the movie!!
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I am looking forward to that, but one thing I do miss is comics like Dr Strange aren't printed on that old pulp paper that use to go yellow with age after about four or five years. I use to like the smell the comic shops had when they used mainly that kind of paper. I am not keen on the smell of the graphic novels now that there printed on high end archival quality and photographic type paper and it makes the comic shop smell wrong. I have to admit I am 52, so, I was in comic shops from the late 60's and through the 70's all the time, so  there has got to be a bit of nostalger in there somewhere.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner 5 days ago
My bf is like you.  He is 55 and says the same like you. He talks about his Silver Age, the 70's how they're under valued and the 80s.  How the 90s changed the industry and so forth.  hehehe
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah in that case there is a good chance he likes one of my favourites, 2000AD, with judge Dreed.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Yes, he does.  Judge Anderson and Judge Death.
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Every teenage boy at the time was in love with Judge Anderson and a few boys out the otherside of their teens.
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Hallow-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot add this to my favorites enough.
I'd add this a billion times if I could. 

I love tarot, and I love Doctor Strange.
This is the most perfect piece of art I have ever seen.
And I thank you for making this visually.

There are not enough positive words ever to say how incredible this is.
((I know I'm like SEVERAL years too late, but really. AH-MAZING!))
<3 
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Wow Hallow!! Your comments alone amaze me!!
That's more than enough compliments to last me for several years!! kekeke
Sorry I can't help myself, however I am very sincerely touched that you seemed
to have understood my intentions with this cool cat Strange.
Take care sis!!
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Hallow-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, well, I'm a fan of Strange, so it's always nice to see some killer work of him.
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TrentenCunningham Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredible work. I can even begin to describe how it stands out.
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RenoTurkXII Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I love the idea of tarot cards and your art is outstanding. I just wish you would have chose a different subject instead of comic book characters to fill your cards. Not a fan of comics at all.

Just my opinion, I love your art though. 
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CroftRoan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Writer
I love Dr. Strange! And you do amazing work!
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Mush647 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Quite symbolic. Besides I just like Dr. Strange - Master of the Unknown Stuff))
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myccrets Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
So glad you thinks so.
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shell-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
you know that I love yopu gallery donīt you ??? arrggwwww MY god you are awesome !
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Wow and I love your comments!
I appreciate them very much shell-chan!
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
Why are you doing this to me?!
kekeke
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shell-chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD !!!! you are still alive !!! XDDD thatnk you ! I love hearing from you too !
but ... What am I doing?? XDDD I didn't get it hahahaha
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IsabelM Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Wow to the background and overall details. How many ages did that took you?
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
a couple. kekeke
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LoreMaster01 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Several cultural symbols thrown in, huh? *Hugs* A KINDRED SPIRIT!!! Have you seen the movie yet?
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Yeah. What we talkin' about? Doctor Strange? Which one? Seen a live action and animated.
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LoreMaster01 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I've only seen the animated one.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
yes, the animated one was good. the live action was okay, made in the late 70s.
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Sevora Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional
great
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pauscorpi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
:clap:
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
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xxravenohayexx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Just noticed the symbolism of a Circle in it. You did a great job
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xxravenohayexx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
You're an amazing artist. One day, you'll be famous :)
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Famous is nice. I'll settle for the money though. kekeke
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xxravenohayexx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
heh :iconblingblingplz:
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
:faint:
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SneznyBars Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very professionally and beautifully!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Thank you looking at my work. It is an honor! I am happy that you like it.
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SneznyBars Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=^.^=
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donle83 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Awesome piece
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Thank you don!
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kbzombiekiller Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I love it! Its so art deco
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Thank You!
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Linzar Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Excelente trabajo men! te felicito!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
te nada mi amigo
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Leto4rt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love the details :D

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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Your visit has honored me. Thank you.
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Leto4rt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Digital Artist
Well, I think it was my fiancee who visited you.
You have some very good drawings in the.
Keep working hard! I'll be watching you ;) :thumbsup:

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FRSickly Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
VERY NICE!!!
Awesome work!!
:D
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Appreciate the visit and appreciation.
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Graphic--Ops Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow the details are INSANE!!!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
and that's the part that takes the longest but I can't help myself.
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kiraena Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
wow, man your work always amazes me, this looks like something from tarot cards? but WOW! the detail in the background! excellent work my friend!
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