Atcs: After Durer…

2.5"x3.5"  colored pencil and markers
2.5"x3.5" colored pencil and markers

In my greed to gain a nice stack of artist trading cards I joined too many swaps.  I’ve  been doing nothing but making cards for many weeks.   I counted my cards the other day and found that I had 101.   I know that I have more on the way.  Good Lord!  That means I’ve made…. oh man, that’s a lot of cards.    It’s been good for me though.   I made it a point to sign up for themes that I found difficult and I really stretched myself.   But I had better take it  easy before I burn out.

Here’s a card I made the other day.  I tried to do an acrylic painting, but it was such a disaster!   I’ve not painted in ages and the 2.5″ x 3.5″ is a wee bit confining.  (A bit?  right…)   I like how this turned out.

I started using a Copic marker E51 Milky White for the base flesh color and then just layered with color pencils.  I am really enjoying doing these small format portraits.

Published by Mellanie C

sketch artist, daydreamer Figurative artist specializing in small format art and portraits.

6 thoughts on “Atcs: After Durer…

  1. All your artwork looks great to me but I think this is one of your best. You have captured a slightly coy expression on a pretty maiden but I think people would have to watch out with hair that colour. Hope you had a great New Year.


  2. She’s gorgeous. I love your people. You give them such wonderful expresions. I really like her coloring a lot.


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