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Fangirl Friday: Loki

Loki for Theresa 2.5"x3.5" ink and markers on brown paper

Loki for Theresa
2.5″x3.5″
ink and markers on brown paper

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 time it worked out.  So thanks out there to Therese in S. Africa.  Your Hiddles card is on it’s way to you.

Happy Fourth of July to my U.S. friends!  Enjoy the long weekend.

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ATC: Graphite Portrait Sketch

ATC: Portrait for Katilady

Here’s a sketch I did for my pal Kati. It’s been a while since I’ve done a graphite piece.

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Fall is here. Back to Blogging…

ATC:  Langelbleu (traded)

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 a trade on illustratedatcs.com.  I like the way the eyes turned out in this portrait. I’m still not comfortable with watercolor, but it’s not bad. Just a year ago I was so terrified of watercolor. I’m so glad I decided to just get over myself and give it a try. Perhaps I’ll be able to take a class next year, but right now I’m just going with my instincts.

I’ll post a few more of these portrait cards next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

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ATC: Turtle Portrait

2.5" x 3.5" colored pencil

2.5" x 3.5" colored pencil

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 planning more regular posts for August.   I’ve finished a large stack of artist trading card requests and now I can get back to my daily drawing.  I’ve noticed that my drawing has become so tight and careful lately.  I want to try a few different things to get the fun back into my drawing practice.  Hopefully they will pass muster for posting.

Thanks for stopping by.   I always love to read your comments.

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ATC: African Gray Parrot

ATC:  African Gray (traded)

2.5" x 3.5" colored pencil

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!

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Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC

2.5" x 3.5" watercolor

2.5" x 3.5" watercolor

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 down a flight of stairs.  I loved the way it was lit, so I paused the film and made a rough value map and a quick sketch altering his features to make him a more romantic sort of mysterious stranger.  Later I did this drawing and painted it with indigo blue watercolor.

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Every Day in May: Day 20 – Portrait ATC

2.5"x3.5"  watercolor and colored pencil

2.5"x3.5" watercolor and colored pencil

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 will complete me.

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