Digital Art

ATC – A Simple Rose

For me, this ATC (artist’s trading card) was about design.  I wanted to see if I could use a simple subject and create enough visual interest so people don’t simply glance at it and say, “Ho-hum, it’s just a rose.” I’m not 100% certain that I achieved that, but I think the various shading techniques …

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ATC – Desk chair

The next ATC (artist’s trading card) in my pen-and-ink art experiments features my husband’s desk chair. I drew it with a Size 0 (zero) point technical drawing pen.  I’ve been using this kind of pen for art since I was introduced to them by a college friend, Darcy Grimm. The ink is called Ultradraw, and …

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ATCs in Pen and Ink

ATCs have always been dear to my heart.  From the 1990s when many ATCs were created on 3″ x 5″ cards, to the 2.5″ x 3.5″ size that became more standard, to the smaller variations that have emerged: ATCs are fun, fast art. Recently, I purchased a new rapidograph, also called a “rapido sketch pen.”  …

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