I’ve finished the challenge! I’m so proud of myself. I’ve never completed an art challenge before. I usual drop it by day 10 or so, but this time I did all 29 faces. One for each day of the month and one extra. Here are what I think are the best of the drawings IContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge Highlights: Days 20 – 28 + bonus”
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29 Faces Challenge: Highlights of Days 13-19
I’ve manage to stay more or less on track with the 29 Faces Art Challenge. It’s the 21st and I’ve done 19 faces so far. Here are my favorites from Days 13-19. I pretty excited! I think I’ll manage to complete the challenge. A definite sea change. What if I can commit to working onContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge: Highlights of Days 13-19”
January: On my way to Artzona
So glad to have a nice trip to Arizona to look forward to. This year I’m attending Artzona, a weekend gathering of artists from my mail art trading sites, ATCs for All and Illustrated ATCs. We’ll hang out, make and trade art, and make a lot of racket. A great way to escape the winterContinue reading “January: On my way to Artzona”
Goodbye 2009! Happy New Year Everyone!
This year has really flown by for me. I’ve been busy drawing and painting artist trading cards and I haven’t come up for air very often. I counted up my scans for the year and found that I had made 204 ATCs for swaps and personal trades–and that doesn’t include a few 5×7 and 4×6Continue reading “Goodbye 2009! Happy New Year Everyone!”
Ink and Watercolor Wash: Western Tanager
My ink and watercolor exercises continue. I made this artist trading card for a partner who liked birds. I’ve not drawn very many birds, but I’m starting to really enjoy it.
Portrait Swap with Cindy Gray
I completed another portrait swap. This time with artist Cindy Gray. I met Cindy through Blog Catalog and she suggested that we do a swap. I was thrilled! I had a lot of fun doing a swap with Ujwala so I jumped at the chance to do another swap. You can read about our swap onContinue reading “Portrait Swap with Cindy Gray”
Don’t Know What You’re Doing? Do It Anyway!
graphite and drawing inks Yesterday I sat down to draw and I got out these bottles of ink I had been ignoring ever since I had brought them home. I have been using Copic brush markers for months doing simulated washes on my art cards and drawings. I liked using these markers because I feltContinue reading “Don’t Know What You’re Doing? Do It Anyway!”
Portrait Swap with Ujwala
I just completed my first portrait swap. Aside from a little nail biting it went great. My swap was with Ujwala from draw the line. We thought it would be fun to combine a portrait swap for the Portrait Party blog with an ATC exchange. Here is my entry. It took a lot of sketchingContinue reading “Portrait Swap with Ujwala”
ATCs? Why not?
I’ve been doing little doodles and deciding to call them artist trading cards. These are little art pieces that measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and can be created in any medium. I’ve been seeing a lot of these and thought it would be fun to see what I would be able to do withContinue reading “ATCs? Why not?”
One Last “Office” Drawing: Dawn
This is the last in this “The Office” series of drawings. Here is the long suffering Dawn Tinsley played by Lucy Davis. She’s the gal who gives zombie impersonation lessons in Shaun of the Dead. Fun movie by the way. I really love doing these achromatic pieces. I know most people love color, but I’mContinue reading “One Last “Office” Drawing: Dawn”