More cats for you here. I’ve been making a lot of these lately. I think because I want to make sure that they aren’t flukes or just happy accidents. I’m so amazed by how well these are turning out. For a contrast, here are some cat drawings I drew in 2008: Big improvement, I think.
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”
After drawing a parrot portrait for an trade some months ago, I got a request from another parrot owner. This artist trading card features Shadow, a nanday conure talented enough to maintain his own blog: A Parrot’s Point of View. Shadow is also the inspiration for the children’s book “If You Were a Parrot” byContinue reading “Another Parrot ATC: Meet Shadow”
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!
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”
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.
I’m still working on this dreaded IllustratedAtcs.com PAT. One of the themes is the Welsh goddess-queen Rhiannon. She has a pretty sad tale. Her child disappeared when she was asleep and her ladies-in-waiting, fearing they would be blamed, killed a puppy and smeared the blood on Rhiannon while she was sleeping. They them laid theContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 12 – More ATCs”
After doing a number of sketches last week I finished my friend Robin’s card. She supplied me with a few pictures of her pug and put this together. Here are a few sketches I mentioned in another post: My main focus was on the eyes and capturing the guilty expression the dog had. IContinue reading “Every Day in May: Day 8 – Pug ATC”