Fern & Oak


Guanyin // Justice

Justice (Good judgement - laws must be obeyed but shouldn't be harsh) depicted by Guanyin, a beautiful, Chinese goddess of compassion. I’d been watching anime all day when painting this so that’s why she has a very anime-style/ feel!

I originally was going to paint her wearing white robes, as I’d read that she is often painted like this but I was really feeling the blues and then decided on an almost galaxy vibe. I completely mucked up her eyes so I added the blindfold as a cover up at first, but then added more detailing and liked the overall aesthetic of it. Also I felt the blindfold worked with the justice theme, even though in the Rider Waite deck justice is not blinded.