10 of Swords - Riel Picture

Lately I've been interested in the tarot - not so much as a way of divining the future or my current esoteric state, but as a source of esoteric and mythological archetypes. I've also wanted to continue doing portraits for the Coera-Gohida series, so, at least for this one portrait, I'm bringing the two together.

Jack Riel, 10 of Swords
The Martyr, solo traverser of the darkest parts of the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Sacrificier who brings the next sunrise.

I didn't mean for him to look so much like Jared Leto, but I takes what I gets.
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