And now for something completely different!
As I was planning these, I came to a pause at "The Emperor" card because the card itself is so masculine and so far my emphasis has been on the princesses. Going through the Disney catalogue, I landed on Simba and I remembered the love my sister and I shared for the movie "Lion King 2: Simba's Pride". It then hit me that Kiara is TOTALLY a Disney princess and that yes, this father and daughter pairing would be great on a card.
From a symbolic standpoint, This card is about the desire we have to "rule" or control our lives but how we must realize that there are forces outside of our control. Simba ran away from his responsibilities and tried to control his destiny but he realized (with a little help from a certain mystical sky lion) that sometimes we cannot fight fate and we must accept what we have been dealt. Similarly, he tries to exert control over Kiara but his overprotectiveness and desire to run her life is at odds with who his daughter is and he had to learn how her life was not his responsibility.
From a creative standpoint, this card kind of kicked my butt for a little bit. At least in the set, it's the first time I've encountered non human figures and there are two of them! I tried a number of ways to render their fur, but I ended up really liking this limited approach. Also, Kiara and Simba are exactly the same color and from a composition stand point I struggled with separating the two but after layering some gradients and adjusting colors I think it works pretty well. Enjoy!
P.S. The constellation is Aries, for its association with the card and I also seem to remember it's a sign associated with kings. It was gonna be Leo, but the BF called me out on that being too predictable...