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.
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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 www.whitehouse.gov.
In my greed to gain a nice stack of artist trading cards I joined too many swaps. I’ve been doing nothing but making cards for many weeks. I counted my cards the other day and found that I had 101. I know that I have more on the way. Good Lord! That means I’ve made…. oh man, that’s a lot of cards. It’s been good for me though. I made it a point to sign up for themes that I found difficult and I really stretched myself. But I had better take it easy before I burn out.
Here’s a card I made the other day. I tried to do an acrylic painting, but it was such a disaster! I’ve not painted in ages and the 2.5″ x 3.5″ is a wee bit confining. (A bit? right…) I like how this turned out.
I started using a Copic marker E51 Milky White for the base flesh color and then just layered with color pencils. I am really enjoying doing these small format portraits.