Monday, August 11, 2008

The Truth about ATCs and Artist Trading Cards

Artist trading cards existed long before the ATC era. Some were traded in the past, and some were sold. During the early 90's, I had purchased some of them by Boris, Frazetta, Rowena, and many others. Here are a few examples of these cards.

Please take note of the copyright dates on the backs of the cards.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hindu Series

These are basic ink drawings with a watercolor wash.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Egyptian Theme

A small series of cards I made for trades. The Queen , Legacy, and Study of an Egyptian Barge. All done in watercolor and ink.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Faces : an Abstract Project

Here are two pieces of a series I am working on....sort of abstract I guess. I am planning on making more when I get time. These are both done in watercolor.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Flamenco I - APC

Done in watercolor pencil and ink, this is an APC - artist postcard - painted in the 4"x6" size. I think I like the APC size better than the ATC least, I like drawing and painting in the larger size.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Traditional Balinese Dancer

Archery Swap #4 October for ATC Swapping Group

Kyudo "way of the bow"....the study of the Japanese Longbow.....And Gaul, Piza, Hunkpapa Sioux with bow.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Cassy and Violets

These were two ATC's that I made for a purple and yellow swap theme that I angeled. It was tough trying to come up with ideas for purple and yellow, but I guess I managed.

The girl was taken from a photo I came across online, and I cannot remember where I found it. I initially was going to do the portrait in black as it was in the photo, and I think I will still go back later and do that. This portrait does not really look exactly like her, as I changed the colors dramatically, including her hair, in order to keep with the color theme.

I would also like to find the girl in the pose, and ask her if it's ok to post this. If you are out there Cassy, please leave a comment if you have a problem with me using your likeness for the portrait, and I will remove it.