Self-control – Being solid
Composure – Stability – Perseverance
Discipline – Inner strength
The Space Marine stresses discipline and control. The xenos creature represents the primal or id-like part of the mind, and the Astartes, the 'higher' or more elevated parts of the mind. The card tells the querent to be wary of base emotions and impulse.
This is one of the most iconic cards I've drawn. Space Marines are, to all intents and purposes, the representation of the Imperium of Man. Its defenders and most revered warriors. And, as such, I wanted this card to really evoke the relentlessness of the Adeptus Astartes and their famous "know no fear" trait. I, of course, chose the Ultramarines as they're (as I've mentioned before) the finest example of a Codex adherent Chapter.
In keeping with the symbolism of the Tarot deck, I replaced the traditional Lion with a Tyranid, which made this quite awesome, I think.
I hope you like this one and as usual, let me know what you think!
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Well, if you're going to fight an engulfing mass of 'nids, you better get their best smile aimed at you!
I don't think I could come up with a better way to get across solidity and stability then by showing a marine ripping open a termagaunts head with his hands.
Excellent work as always Nic. This series is fascinating and I hope to see more of it in the near future.
I think the 'strength' bit in the symbolism is well represented indeed I have another batch of these coming up soon, so keep your eyes open!
SPACE MARINE DENTIST!!! In the grim darkness of the far future... there is only plaque!
my kidding and silliness aside, frikkin' awesome work.
To be honest, there's no way to make the visor of Space Marines to convey emotion, so in their emotion-less look they sometimes act as a deadpan humor act
Great drawing as always, hoping to see the whole tarot soon!
I have more stuff from the Tarot coming up, so hopefully you'll get to see more very soon.