But what if I want to do some instant gratification artwork that is entirely my own? For me, the answer is to work small. I've fallen in love with the Artist Trading Card (ATC) format and find that the 2.5" x 3.5" size is just perfect for practicing and experimenting. Small enough so that I can finish a drawing in about and hour, but still large enough to allow for a fair amount of detail.
These are a few of the ATC's I did for the holidays. With the exception of the poinsettia with I painted with acrylics, all are colored pencil on Bristol vellum.
|A miniature version of my 2010 Christmas card.|
|My little chef nutcracker.|