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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Animals - Animals of the Alphabet

My latest time killer, or whatever is making and trading ATC cards.  For those of you who are not familiar with the term, ATC stands for Artists' Trading Cards.  They are art pieces that are the size of a playing card.  At first I though it would be impossible to work that small, but by now I find it much easier but I still have along way to go to reach the level of expertise I would like.

I have just done a series of four cards on the theme of "Animals of the Alphabet", animals beginning with the letter "A".  My first is Aardvark.  Not a pretty little beast, it is native to Africa and digs its dinner out of termite mounds and anthills with big short claws. I'll bet he really stinks too, however their babies are cute.


9 comments:

  1. The ATC cards sound good to try. I am not so familiar either with them. Your card is so good, Fran. You have drawn it so clear. And the baby is qute really!

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  2. this is so cute Fran. I like the background that you painted and he seems playful and ready to explore :)

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  3. You've managed so much detail in such a small painting - great job :-)

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  4. Fran I used to do those cards. They are small. Many years ago I belonged to a group and we picked names and we traded but then it became very expensive to snail mail for me from Canada. You have nailed this. Good job ! I applaud you.

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  5. I have done atc cards but can't work well with them. You've definitely done a great job with the Aardvark who really isn't pretty or anything, but it is one of God's creatures.:) Very nice.

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  6. You did a super job on this!!! Aardvarks are not pretty creatures, but you made him look better than IRL!! Very nice work! I enjoy doing the ATCs and it is amazing how much detail you can do on something that small.

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  7. I'm not sure cute is the word I would use, LOL. Really nice job on the ATC. I use to trade them a lot but haven't made any, lately. I'd have been happy to get one this well done.

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  8. Fran, please put your name in your title box! I thought when I read ATCs that these would be by Penny Stewart! Wrong, they are yours! The ardvark is adorable as you've drawn and painted him/her. So cute. Thanks for posting!

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  9. Lovely painting of the Aardvark, and I love the setting and colours, with his little touches of pink. I think your ATC looks very expert, so much in so small a space.

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