(Left to right) Fern, Katja Blue, Anise, Fara Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
A couple people asked where these specific color themes were coming from, and the answer is a swap called “Build-a-Girl” with three columns of suggestions in these categories: Physical attributes (like wings, antlers, animal ears, warts, claws), Props (feathers, flowers, gears, elaborate jewelry, cigarette, books) and specific color schemes chosen by the swap organizer.
The above colors schemes are Pink/Orange/Green, Monochromatic Blue, Sepias, and Black/White/Red/Pink. Some of these color combinations I never use – like green with pink or orange! But it’s a great opportunity to do things outside your comfort zone.
Four More Art Cards, March 2015 Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, gel pen
Left to right: Jade, Brea, Gwennis, Violet. I should add that for most of these recent cards, I’ve been limited to a list of specific palettes that I don’t normally use. Which is an interesting parameter to work with!
I thought it would be neat to compare these most recent four to the first four maidens, made for the theme “Celestial Maidens” way in back in July of 2012 when I thought I should try to start drawing people. The features and details are a bit more refined in the current batch.
Betty Lou, Virginia Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Hey look, more pretty girls! Flapper girls, in particular, made for a Great Gatsby theme. I really like them. But it would be nice if I could draw an arm or a whole body! I am hoping to work on some anatomy this year.
Geraldine, Phyllis Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Thanks for visiting! I can’t believe it’s the end of January!
Sleeping Dragon, 4″ x 6″ Copics, colored pencils, pens
It’s another experiment with colored pencils, both Polychromos and Prismacolors. I was going to outline the dragon in white but worried about wrecking things! I do wish I had shaded the ground beneath him, and a bit more under the mushrooms, but alas, it is in the mail! This was my last secret santa art gift for the year. I am glad to be done; it is a little stressful.
Daydream and Queen Willa Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, gel pen
Here are a couple recent art cards. Lots of similar color in all three, including two of my favorite Copic colors: V04-Lilac and BG10-Cool Shadow, and my favorite Staedtler Triplus fine liner, magenta. You got favorites? Are they secret?
Lady Rawr, and A Sister of the Dewdrop Clan 2.5″ x 3.5″ pen and ink with Copic markers
Half-sister to Ladies Mrowr and Hisst, Lady Rawr is CEO of a thriving production collective specializing in small decorative spheres made from aluminum foil. They call the outfit Shiny Things on Strings.
The Twins Who Parted Ways Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Mila and Delia were born twelve minutes apart on Atari Prime, one of earth’s closest habitable planets. Their parents were scientists preparing for an influx of new colonists. Both believed their daughters would stay but if not, then surely they would at least stay together. They did not.
Mila chose the Earth and joined a commune committed to reforesting the former South of Italy, now part of the New Mediterranean Landmass.
Delia chose space and became a Raptor Pilot, making stellar light runs into unknown star systems in search of adventure and lucrative mineral resources.
Both art cards were recently made for no particular reason except to practice fancy things. And also because I was avoiding doing a different project.
Lady Mrowr, three stages 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Lady Mrowr is my latest and favorite fancy-dress art card. She is a cat similar to a Peterbald type (with somewhat narrower ears). And now I think I will do a whole bunch of animals in fancy clothes ATCs*. (She was done a couple weeks ago but hadn’t made it to the blog yet!)
I included some earlier dressed animals below.
Four Animals in Fancy Dress (click to enlarge) Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen
Here we have Harrington with Ascot, The Theurgist Tarabelle, Fox Maiden and Vincent Mundy. You probably know by now that I really like to name things. The two dogs above are probably my favorite dogs. (And they still live at my house!)
Thanks for stopping in!
*ATCs – Artist Trading Cards, size 2.5″ x 3.5″. Lots of folks sell and trade em!