Enjoyed making this ATC for a trading partner I got acquainted with on my art trading site. Turns out we are both Tom Hiddleston fans, so she requested a drawing of him as Loki from Marvel’s Thor series and I was happy to oblige. I’ve never had much luck drawing Mr. Hiddleston, but this timeContinue reading “Fangirl Friday: Loki”
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…”
I needed to draw a turtle artist trading card for a trading partner last week. I looked through some pictures I had taken at the zoo and came up with this guy. I like the expression on this face. What a grumpagus, if that’s a word. If not I’ve just made it one. I’m planningContinue reading “ATC: Turtle Portrait”
A fellow art card trader asked me to draw her parrot. Her name is Miss Duke (the parrot) and she looked like a charmer from the photo I received. It was fun figuring out what colors to use. Oh and look, no pen lines!
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 made these cards for a trader who liked my Buster Keaton card. She asked if we could trade Lillian Gish cards. I’ve seen lots of her silent movies and find her face fascinating so I agreed immediately. I decided to use the trade as an opportunity to practice a little brush work and moveContinue reading “ATCs: Lillian Gish”
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”