Halfway down, the Lion man & Lion woman. It's prehistoric--about 30,000BC, but it could have been done in Egypt. It's got that look. I ran across the site Tuesday looking for samples of Venus statuettes.
It is likely a one off, rather than a serious project. This due to the technique, or rather my own lack of artistic talent! But, I am a big fan of Egyptian images and decks of that ilk. This is rather like Sylvana Alasia's (of Lo Scarabeo) papyrus-look, drawing "inspiration" too from Clive Barrett. In some sense, it has been "done before" - Indeed firstly by the Ancient Egyptians themselves?
This is drawn with Macromedia's "Fireworks". I don't mind sharing that the entities are in fact mostly FONTS, drawn over a "papyrus" background. Egyptian art lends itself rather well to this idea. Indeed, much artwork was derived from or is meaningful as Hieroglyphs! But, it shows perhaps what COULD be done... with a little thought and application? I may yet continue... but slowly?
It WOULD be nice to have an "Papyrus Deck" that owed less to Hermeticism? It'd be fun to e.g. have ALL text in Hieroglyphs which, in itself, must present a challenge! I came across these texts in a book by Christian Jacq: The meanings are "luminous eternity" (left) and "cyclical eternity". The wheel particularly could fit in with Egyptian concerns with cycles of seasons and... eternity generally? But, having failed in looking for words like "wheel" and "fortune", these seemed at least vaguely appropriate!
Thanks for the links. It's always fascinating to look at these. It never ceases to amaze me that the Ancients were (apparently) familiar with so MANY animals: Lions, Elephants, Giraffes... all these have glyphs!