Look what I did:
Honestly, photos do NOT do these prints justice. I tried taking some detail shots and they were just crap, but trust me: these prints are PHENOMENAL. They defy the laws of physics in their 3-dimensional quality – it seems like you should be able to put your hand into the scene… And the (visual) texture is like velvet, deep and lush and rich. Even The Man agrees on this. It’s the layers of colours (and textures) that do it. What you can’t see online is that the black of the Cups’ skin, for example, isn’t a flat black; there are colours mixed in that make it vibrant and shimmery and alive. Same with the Pentacles, which is especially intense.
And the details… I could get lost in them! The tiny dots on the Pentacles and that swirling nebula at the centre – I could swear it moves; the headdress on the Cups; the tiny glowing stars in the Wands’ tree-crown – simply magical. Magical. They make me want to just sit and stroke the paper for hours, absorbing their essence. Let’s put this in tarot terms: I’ve chosen these prints over new decks ::GASP:: Yes, it’s true, they’re just that delicious.
At this point in time I can also say that, not only is Patrick an incredible artist, but he is unexpectedly thoughtful, kind and generous and we all need to throw money at him so that that there is no risk of his ever having to stop doing what he is so bloody good at. To whit: