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Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Forfatter af Shadowscapes Tarot

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Shadowscapes Tarot (2010) 161 eksemplarer
The Art of Shadowscapes Tarot (2017) 15 eksemplarer
Such Is the Way of the Faeries (2005) 15 eksemplarer
The Fantasy & Science Fiction Book of Unicorns, Volume 2 — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 13 eksemplarer
The Art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Shadowscapes 2008 Calendar (2007) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name (2009) — Illustrator — 105 eksemplarer
The Iron Khan (2010) — Cover Design, nogle udgaver104 eksemplarer
The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey (2018) — Illustrator — 99 eksemplarer
Michael Swanwick's Field Guide to Mesozoic Megafauna (2004) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver51 eksemplarer
Can't Catch Me: And Other Twice-Told Tales (2006) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver31 eksemplarer
Fantastical Visions IV (2009) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Realms of Fantasy, December 2007 (Vol. 14 No. 2) (2007) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer

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Oakland, California, USA
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Artist Guest of Honor, Columbus 2020 NASFiC



Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s Shadowscapes Tarot has always been on my wishlist for artistic tarot decks, and I am so glad that I got the deck that comes with a guidebook when I finally took the plunge and purchased it. The cards themselves are wonderful pieces of artwork that bring the tarot to life using Law’s signature whimsical watercolour style, but the guidebook gives readers a much more in depth view of the stories that are hidden in the cards. When I started reading the guidebook, I thought that it would be a good idea to do a short reading each night to get more familiar with the deck itself alongside the stories, since it doesn’t make much sense to separate the two mediums. Low and behold, the first reading revealed the 8 of cups as the finale, which promises a deep dive in the spiritual side of life by entering into a period of self reflection and isolation. Well played, Shadowscapes tarot, well played. As I was reading the book alongside the cards, I found that even though I drew on some of the traditional interpretations of the tarot Law’s cards revealed different messages and pathways due to their unique imagery. Most decks I see the cards as separate entities that occasionally play together in readings, but with Law’s deck a more intensive story is revealed, spurred on by imagery that brings the tarot’s characters to life and themes which spiral among the various suits. Some of these stories are revealed in the pages of the guidebook, but few are complete narratives, giving us instead small snapshots into a fantastical world populated by magical creatures and fey courts that characterise the traditional qualities of the tarot - and of humanity. Law’s stories are such short pieces that we are inevitably left wanting more, but the tarot cannot reveal all; instead we must take its wisdom in glimpses and bring its knowledge into the real world. After all, magic isn’t just contained in the pages of stories (or tarot cards, in this case); it can be all around us, if we just choose to see it.… (mere)
JaimieRiella | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 7, 2023 |
Did we read another art instruction book with absolutely no intention of actually following through on the instruction part? Yup, sure did. You all know I buy these books simply to get more of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s gorgeous artwork anyways, and we’ll keep buying them until she comes out with a giant compendium (which we’ll also buy)! This is the third volume of the Dreamscapes series, which instructs readers on utilising realistic animal imagery to create magical compositions. The previous volumes were lovely in their focus on mythology and magic, but Law’s shift towards more mundane animals is a smart tactic. Fantasy is great, but without a grounding in reality it can lose all shape and become too much for the eye to handle. By practising basic animal shapes as found in fanciful fish, soaring birds, and personality-driven felines artists can remix these patterns and techniques to make far more meaningful compositions. Paired with Law’s short snippets of folklore from around the world, we are reminded that most cultures imbue “normal” creatures with just as many fantasy traits as their more magical brethren and that these stories are equally entrancing - both to tell and to illustrate! Moving away from human-driven stories takes us back to the folktales that populate much of the non-European canon as well, which is a crucial aspect of broadening any fantasy artist’s or writer’s research, knowledge, and skillset. Adding to the canon that Law has built in the previous two books, this third installation is a crucial volume of instruction that I am glad that she chose to write and illustrate.… (mere)
JaimieRiella | Oct 19, 2022 |
Books I probably shouldn’t delve into when I don’t have a good space to actually get back into my own art: THIS. But damn, was it glorious exploring the luscious fantasy worlds that Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has created through her artwork! We’re obviously here to get our eyes onto more of her art (fullstop), but I actually really like that this book is actually instructional in nature. Not only do we get to view the artwork that she has so carefully designed, but we’re given practical instructions on how to recreate (or at least, attempt to recreate) our own pieces. Law covers basic watercolour techniques ranging from paper and pencil selection to composition tips and colour blending, and presents the “lessons” in such an engaging manner that by the time we’re done reading we feel like we could actually go and paint something worthwhile. Bolstering the practicalities of painting, she also provides some backstory and inspiration for the fantastic supernatural subjects – a requirement if you want your artwork to have any real depth, symbolism, or narrative! I have another one of her books waiting on my shelf to read yet, so chances are I’m going to have to pick it up sooner rather than later! As for actually sitting down at my (lack of) drawing table? That’s yet to be seen…… (mere)
JaimieRiella | Apr 24, 2022 |
Shadowscapes is a tarot deck of 78 cards with exquisite fantasy-based artwork. This particular edition does not come with the companion book, but does have a booklet. I work around this by using an app that contains the full text of the companion book.

While I don't often do in-depth readings with this deck, partially because of the heavy detail and small size of the cards, but I find it amazing for one-card draws and journaling sessions.
aghosh31 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2022 |


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