Lazily Copying From a Master: Van Gogh ATC

One of the ongoing swaps over at Illustratedatcs.com is the Art History 102. Each month the host chooses an artist and we can make cards adapted from one of the artists works or create a work in the artist’s style. I signed up for the Van Gogh month and this is the best card ofContinue reading “Lazily Copying From a Master: Van Gogh ATC”

Fall is here. Back to Blogging…

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…”

ATC: Turtle Portrait

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”

Crows, Crows, Crows

I’ve been enjoying our neighborhood crows lately.  They are all out and about teaching their youngs ones to be afraid of humans and hunt for their own food.  Once we noticed some crows on the ground and one was obviously just a youngster, but close to the same size as the parent.  He was makingContinue reading “Crows, Crows, Crows”

Every Day in May: Day 27 – Fun Stuff – HP ATCs

Fortunately I don’t have to hunt for stuff to draw for Every Day in May.  I have quite an assignment list going thanks to my card trading on ATCSforall.com and IllustratedAtcs.com.   I signed up for a Harry Potter character swap (I’m such a Potter nerd) so I worked on my cards for Day 27.  IContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 27 – Fun Stuff – HP ATCs”

Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC

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”

Every Day in May: Day 20 – Portrait 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”