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Tarot Night Crawler by DubuGomdori Tarot Night Crawler by DubuGomdori
This is Night Crawler from the X-Men series. He is representing the Hierophant card. Basically an elaborate title for the priest. Despite the high position and insurmountable knowledge he holds he is humble. So I thought personality wise Night Crawler was the best choice.

The keys are symbolized as the highest power in church, usually reserved for the pope. The lilies around the keys symbolizes purity. There is a cross behind nightcrawler, and inscribed on the cross is the virgin mother holding her son baby Jesus.
The empty tag place where the letter Hierophant is supposed to be, has an angel wing and a demon wing surrounding it. This symbolizes how good and evil is both within the Hierophant's power and he will balance and control the opposing aspects.

11x17(inch) graphite pencil.


Other deviations in this series...

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FrankandJoe3 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kurt baby... he is easily my favorite X-Man just because of his backstory. Heartbreaking piece of literature there, and incorporating his faith into the card... I would buy these tarot cards if you sold them. I use my own tarot cards religiously, meaning a lot and not that I worship them or something, and it'd be awesome to see Kurt on one(:
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
He's been one of my faves too.
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gabriels-song Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
A beautiful piece! I never thought I would see two of my favorite things put together - tarot and the X-men! The Heirophant is a perfect fit for Kurt, spot on! Now I have to see who you matched up to the other archetypes *delighted grin* thank you for the amazing work, it must have taken a lot of time and skill, bravo.
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Trigar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I really love this tarot series you have going, especially this Nightcrawler one (he's my fave character:)) And the borders you've created on them are absolutely superb! Great work!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I thought the same too but take up so much time. I want to continue it but those borders haunt me. kekeke
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Trigar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Darned hauntings huh ?! lol Either way, great work (even if the borders inspired a touch of insanity ;)) lol
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Insanity is what makes the world interesting.
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Trigar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that it does:D So bring on the insanity and do more drawings with those borders! lol
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rygelrefugee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
You are after my own heart. I love-ahem... LOVE nightcrawler.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Yeah he does inspire love, no LOVE!!
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MysteryLeStrange Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Wow that is alot of detail.
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Oh yea...he fits the image. Very nice choice. That's pure Kurt, the emotion on his face, the object he holds. He's in some kind of pain, but not broken. And of course the pencil work rules.
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CapQyu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
I'm very sorry, I forgot to leave a commenmt. X3
I love the almost penitent and humbled pose, as well as the movement of the piece. The gentle expression on his face is also beautifully and delicately done. And don't even get me STARTED on the detail. ^___^
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Wow! I'm impressed. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement.
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cantas78 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work
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whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Very cool beautiful work I always liked nightcrawler.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Thank you, nightcrawler is a cool dude.
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whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Yes I like him wolverine white queen and rogue oh and x 23.
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Temperus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Beautiful, stunning, touching, amazing work! So much time and feeling put into one picture is beyond words.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Glad you like it. I tried to put some emotion to Night Crawler and am delighted that you caught on to that.
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Temperus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
You've become my fav Deviant watch, seriously, I'm so inspired your art I'm dying to know more!
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