As inspiration for these I went with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, as on the original Rider-Waite tarot deck. I ditched the angel, as enough upcoming cards will have those. I did include the tree of knowledge and the snake, as I felt that was a better part of their legend to portray.
Aside from that, I went for a more "star chart" background, because I like it, and I was running out of things to do with circles in the background.
I also used the statue "Eve" by Paul Roussel (1867 - 1928) as reference for the pose, as it is perfect.
Finished card to black/white/gold version. Came with a whole list of changes:
- Changed Adam's hand and face
- Removed fig leaves, added genitelia (as in Genesis they wouldn't have covered them yet at this point)
- Removed a number of leaves, making the snake more visible. Cleaned up the leaves a lot too.
- Removed shrubbery
- Replaced mountain with background from 7 nation army music video
- General cleaning up