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Joel as the Hanged Man Tarot card in the Major Arcana. Find out more about Joel (who's the main character of my upcoming graphic novel, "The Book of Joel"):

I chose to make Joel as the Hanged Man since the Hanged Man symbolizes the following:

Wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy.

Reversed: Selfishness, the crowd, body politic.

The halo burning brightly around the hanged man's head can signify higher learning or enlightenment.

All of this fits Joel really well since he seeks wisdom and knowledge and his negative traits definitely include succumbing to peer/public pressure (the crowd) and selfishness (in his case, self-absorption and being overly obsessed with how others see him).

Sketching the lineart of this illustration.

Digital colouring process on Ibis Paint.