ANNE STOKES LEGENDS TAROT REVIEW
The Anne Stokes Legends Tarot is the 78-card tarot deck that has illustrations drawn by the popular fantasy artist with this name. The deck is gorgeous with a modern, romantic design, but is not connected to tarot symbols. The minor arcana also function as pip cards, but they are not full-color scenes.
Anne Stokes is a prolific fantasy artist, who initially became famous as an illustrator for Dungeons and Dragons books and playbooks. Since then, she’s become more prolific and her artwork has graced many book covers, posters bags, T-shirts homeswares, purses and various other decorative and personal items.Her art has also been featured in a second Fournier Tarot deck called The Anne Stokes Gothic tarot. Her art, with its darkly brooding subject matter including elves, dragons castles, knights and castles vampires, sorcerers angels, unicorns and more are a favorite among people who love mystical concepts as well as those who are of those of a more Goth conviction.
Stokes is an artist of many talents who provides tarot deck makers with the largest collection of images to pick from when making decks. She is a professional artist skilled, self-assured and confident. She reworks and works with sword and sorcery, as well as Goth themes with great creativity and ability.
ANNE STOKES LEGENDS TAROT DETAILS
It is true that the Anne Stokes Legends Tarot has more subtle Goth appeal, but those who have a dark side will discover this deck to be far from lacking. There are fewer spiders and vampires in this deck, but there are there are more unicorns and other elves and of course Stokes ‘ most of well-known subjects dragons are present within this deck. There’s a certain warmth to this deck (which was definitely lacking in the Gothic Tarot) which is due to the frame that frames pictures: Major Arcana Illustrations are presented by way of a huge frame with deep, jewel colours that can offset the more bleaker shading.
This is a 78-card pip deck Tarot deck. The 22-card Major Arcana has no renamed images. The 56-card Minor Arcana consists of the suit consisting of Cups, Swords, Wands and Pentacles. The numbers are based on the standard patterns of playing cards. The Court cards comprise of Knave, Knight, Queen and King. Knaves and Knights as well as Queens all have female characters and Kings are represented by totem animals except for Pentacles they feature an elf with a strong physique.
The Minor Arcana is colour-coded and has totem animals represented The Cups are blue, symbolized by a wolf. Swords come in red. They are symbolized by the Dragon Pentacles are purple and have butterflies. Wands come in green, and include unicorns. These numbers appear on pip cards and are represented by tiny discs that show the silhouette of the animal totem of each suit (except for Pentacles, which is represented with hearts).