The Hanged Man by karibousboutique ()
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"Ash on an old man's sleeve
Is all the ash the burnt roses leave,
Dust in the air suspended
Marks the place where a story ended."
The Hanged Man (or, in this case, woman!) reveals her meaning in the very obvious position of her body. She hangs suspended, upside down, perfectly motionless. She is not hanging for a crime, nor is her fate death. Instead, she seems to be patiently waiting for something before she returns to an upright frame of reference. This card represents a moment to pause and suspend action. We are often so busy DOING things that we rush headlong into situations where observation may have been more prudent. The Hanged Man reminds us that sitting still and getting a different perspective is often the best "action" we can take.
Rendered in Poser Pro 2012. Postwork in Photoshop CS6.
And, can I just say, this may be the WEIRDEST render I've ever done? Yes, she's actually upside-down in the poser scene. I first created the main pose while she was upright, including the position of her braid up to her hand. I then flipped her 180 degrees and finished posing the end of the braid down to the floor. Talk about a new perspective -- it was very disorienting!!
Non-Rendo Production Credits
Titania Hair (BlackRain, LostSouls, SixthSense, Tantarus) -- AWESOME!
Heaven Sent to V4 - Wings (goldtassel, SWAM)
Hanyma BeJeweled (Aery Soul)
The Iron Gate (ART Collaborations)