Artist Trading Card, Markers on Scrapbook Paper
Monday, April 29, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
After #oneweek100people was over, I began to think about how I could translate the shapes that I had drawn with watercolor into line. So, rather than drawing the contour or the entire person, I began to draw the individual shapes, not thinking of them as hands, feet, heads, etc. In the picture above, I started with the Talbots catalog again.
Then, I took the theory "live", with people that moved around yesterday at the Artist Trading Card swap.
There is an ATC series beginning here...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
This week, more than fifteen hundred people around the world participated in a challenge to draw one hundred people in a week. We shared our efforts on Instagram and in a Facebook group.
I did all of my sketches in watercolour. By Day Four I had completed 107!
My goal in participating was to gain comfort in drawing people on location, and to get faster at it. This was accomplished by going for the big shapes in watercolour rather than getting bogged down with the detail that a pen can tempt. I also learned to "see" a little better and to stop and think about the main thing that captures a human figure. Perhaps it is their glasses or hat, their hair or the shape of a bright red shirt on a bicycle!
Friday, April 12, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
The organizer of our Vancouver Artist Trading Card group hosted a gelli plate play day last weekend. Almost twenty of us gathered for a fun afternoon of printing - everyone had a ball! My objective was to make some prints with light values, which can be cropped into backgrounds for greeting cards and ATC's. I am very satisfied with my output of 35 prints, all of which can be stamped or drawn on. I'll just show a few here.
On these first two, I used a hand made foam stamp
On the next two, I lay down some embossed wallpaper.
Christmas card potential above
On the next two, I used a styrofoam stamp created at the play day. Our hostess had large blocks of styrofoam and a soldering iron to melt patterns into them! On one block, you can make 6 different patterns.
To make the last three I used embossed card stock to make the pattern.