2012 ATC Round UP

So much for my creative journey this year.   As I look back on 2012 I see a lot of ebb and not much flow.   I didn’t spend much time drawing, instead I spent too much time experimenting with art journaling, mixed-media, and collage.  Oh, my.  I am definitely not a mixed-media collage artist. That’s all I’m going to say on that subject.  I know what I love – and that’s drawing. So enough of this bandwagon jumping. I’m going back to doing what I do best and work to grow in that area.

I did do some drawing that I liked this year.  I participated in a few artist trading card swaps on atcsforall.com which gave me some incentive to settle in and make something.

These three were for a 70’s Icon Swap. Here are the Icons I chose to draw:  Pam Grier, Kristy McNichol, and Diana Ross.

Pam Grier
Pam Grier
Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
Diana Ross
Diana Ross

Later I made cards for an Einstein swap.  Albert Einstein is fun to draw.  There are so many beautiful lines, and his eyes are mesmerizing.  For this set I used ink with a brush over my pencil sketch.  I was in a rush to finish these on time, but I like the way Einstein 3 came out.  I can see myself filling an entire sketchbook with Einstein drawings.

Einstein 1
Einstein 1
Einstein 2
Einstein 2
drawing for einstein swap
Einstein 3

More recently, I gave whimsy another try. I signed up for a Long, Lovely Neck swap and drew these ladies.  Not really whimsical, but as close as I get. Here I used my trusty Micron pen and my Tombow markers.

Long Lovely Neck Swap
Long Lovely Neck Swap

My last swap of the year was an Edgar Allan Poe swap. We could draw the author or a scene from one of his books, or anything with a Poe flavor to it. I, of course, just drew little Poe portraits. Again, with pen and Tombow markers.

Trio of Poe Portraits
Trio of Poe Portraits

So there it is, a review of my best ATCs for the year. I resolve to do much better work in 2013.

2 thoughts on “2012 ATC Round UP

  1. These are wonderful. I love the Einstein’s.
    Don’t feel bad about that jumping around with your art. I’ve been doing the same for the last couple of years, yet still, after two years. I’m am still a better charcoal artist than any of my other mediums, but it’s still fun to switch around to keep things from getting boring.
    Happy New Year to you! and thanks for the follow. I did likewise. 🙂

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