Beauties and Beasts, Fairytale Inspired Art Cards

Beauties and Beasts
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ art card. Copics, fine liners, gel pen on Bristol Board.

(Top) Lucy and Jake, Beauty and Beast; (bottom) Keko and Boris, Malia and Luther. These cards were inspired by a weekend Fairytale art-athon at Illustrated ATCs. You may notice this is quite a departure from my normal portrait-style art cards (just a head/face and usually facing forward). Of course, you could say these are just two portraits! But there’s a big difference. One is a simple study; the other is a relationship.

I decided to keep the first one (Lucy and Jake), traded the second at the fairytale a-thon (this weekend. LOADS OF FUN. Something about doing art with other people, and posting it up, even though you’re all in your own little space far away in the world). I really do a lot of good work and try new things, inspired by all the other great art.

The bottom two may go in my Etsy shop! (By the way, tons of other original art cards there, too. I don’t like to mention it every post. But sometimes.) :)

Two of my other favorites so far are the Alice in Wonderland cards:

Mad Hatter Louie, and The Time, Alice!
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, gel pen

Thanks for stopping in! Lots of progress pics! Feel free to leave a question or comment. :)

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22 thoughts on “Beauties and Beasts, Fairytale Inspired Art Cards

  1. Susan

    Those beasts crack me up. The forth one is so exotic and the beast’s eyes really capture you.
    Loving the Alice series.

  2. Melanie

    All the creations are so nice. Love your work. The madhatter is my favorite, I love the alice in wonderland movie a lot.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Liefs, Melanie

  3. Charlotte

    I really enjoy your process photos! Have you ever thought of leaving out the black ink in one of your art cards? Sometimes one of the first passes on our drawings really pulls me in because of its subtle lines and color. Just a suggestion :)

  4. Mom

    Hi!! Mad Hatter & Alice in Wonderland are my favorites with this group & I love how the Maidens & their “puppies” look related!! Love, Mom

  5. ruthsartwork

    Love the green beast half hidden by the red haired beauty.

    Mad Hatter Louie and Alice are a perfect pair, although Louie looks a bit somber just now.

  6. Richard Ewing

    The mad hatter is my favorite, I like his slight apathy, AND his hat.
    I’m still gonna restate that I’d like to see you work your magic on a 3/4 view face sometime…

    …or am I treading upon artistic liscence?
    nice series altogether.


  7. clara nilles

    What a wonderful idea and series…..I adore the second one (top right corner)…..a real nice beauty and gorgeous beast! How do you come up with all their names! I just love the series idea.

    AND Alice in Wonderland…..another great series. You could do the smoking caterpillar and Chester the cat, and . Can’t wait to see more!!!

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Thank you! I really need to pick one project and stick to it. Which seems to be difficult for me!

  8. Creations By Mit

    Wow!! You are so productive!! I’m thinking the top right is my favorite this week….I tend to wonder if she realizes there’s something lurking behind her…..

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Yes! The whole “classically beautiful” business is a sham. They want us to wish for blonder hair, lighter skin and skinnier bums so we’ll buy all those ridiculous, useless and very pricey “beauty” products. I think the beauty is in the differences, and I like quirky. :)

  9. bella sinclair

    Very cool! Every girl needs her beast, that’s what I say. An art-athon! That sounds fantastic!

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