In June my friend Anita invited me to participate in a swap/exhibit put on by Art with a Heart in Altrincham, England. The theme was “In Bloom” so I had to do something with a floral theme. So I figured, hey, why not? Sure I hadn’t drawn or painted any flowers in a couple ofContinue reading “A Poppy in a Pinch”
Bulldog by Mellanie Collins is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License. 2.5″x3.5″ gouache and colored pencil Here’s a little bulldog drawing for an artist trading card I made by request. I have mixed feelings about this drawing. I think the eyes turned out okay, but it just seems to be missingContinue reading “ATCs: Bulldog Drawing”
Here’s a sketch I did for my pal Kati. It’s been a while since I’ve done a graphite piece.
Hello there! Can’t believe it’s September already. Now that summer is almost over I feel a little more like spending more time at the computer. I’ve spent most of August trading a lot of custom portraits on atcsforall.com and illustratedatcs.com. It’s been challenging and fun. Here’s one of the cards that I made for aContinue reading “Fall is here. Back to Blogging…”
Here’s another artist trading card. I was watching an old movie called Ten Minutes to Live , which is a 1932 independent film by African American film director Oscar Micheaux. It was included in a box of public domain DVDs we bought a while back. There was this scene where the villian is coming downContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC”
I’ve been spending the last few days just making cards. I have a long list of requests. I’m expecting a flurry of cards to arrive in the next few days. It’s so wonderful to get something in the mail besides bills and yet another flyer trying to convince me that cable TV willContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 20 – Portrait ATC”
I’ve been working on my list of artist trading card requests. This drawing of President Obama is for a gal who is collecting cards featuring each of the presidents. I drew this from one of the weekly address videos I had downloaded from http://www.whitehouse.gov.
My watercolor experiments continue. So far my favorite colors for portraits are: scarlet lake raw sienna golden yellow french ultramarine violet a touch of burnt sienna I mix scarlet lake and raw sienna on the palette for the base color. After that I go wet into wet and and apply an individual color on theContinue reading “More Ink and Watercolor: Looking Forward”
I was tagged by Mary at Artsy Musings and so to get back into the swing of things around here I thought I’d share six random things about myself: I hate to exercise, but I’ve found that I like using a hula-hoop. I’m just so pleased that I can keep the thing going. We gotContinue reading “Tagged! Six Random Things”
Well, February is over and I’m not going to miss it. When I started this blog I was determined that I wouldn’t use it as a platform for whining or complaining about things. I looked through some old journals and found that February tends to be my worst and whiniest month, so that’s why I’veContinue reading “Watercolor Portrait: Learning As I Go”