I was researching Thoth, Egyptian god of wisdom, since I do Tarot readings using the Thoth deck. I came across this painting depicting Thoth blessing the Pharoah Seti. The original painting was full figure of both subjects, somewhat chipped and had suffered the ravages of time. I partially restored it, focusing on the heads of the two figures, bringing a more three dimensional quality to the picture and altering their faces a bit. Then I patterned a bit of white energy around Thoth’s arm to look a bit like lightning. I wanted to retain a certain aged look but also to show the two faces almost coming to life.

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