Thursday, January 8, 2009

Some ATC's

I haven't drawn anything for two days and I am really feeling it. Whew... wait, wait, ...ok, I'm past it now. That was a close one. To get myself past the early stages of withdrawal, (groan) I am posting a page of ATC's that I did in December. I am so taken with the faces that some of my favorite artists use when drawing, that I have been reaching outside my little box and trying to go in a different direction.

I decided to take one basic face shape, quite different from the oval shape that I usually do, and see how many different people would emerge. I penciled in a grid of ATC sized blocks and just started drawing them one by one. This was done before I received my new flesh tone Copics, so I used the white of the paper for most of my highlights. Here is what I came up with:

I took the photo of it, in this fashion, to show you that I have room to grid off "inchies" along the side and bottom and that I still had room to make a test mark when needed. I don't know if that's how others do ATCs, or not. If this is the hard way, feel free to let me know how you do them.

I thought about zooming in on each of them and posting them separately, but I felt that seemed like overkill. If there are any that you want me to re-post in that manner, let me know. I did try to make the picture large enough to click in on them to get a closer look.

After a quick trip to the mall today for necessities (bloomies and thocks) we came home and had a very nice green salad with turkey, egg, grapes and strawberries tossed together. It is one of my favorite meals, but salad makes me so cold. To combat that I heated up some green beans.

I always watch the tube while I cook and today I went with the Weather Channel. Yikes, seems like rain and snow and all kinds of falling weather are in store for most of us. With that in mind, try to stay warm and dry and hopefully you won't lose power, so you can surf the net and stay on top of all the cool things that are going on in blog land.

Take care and have fun. I must, must, must find something to draw!


Crafty Gal Linda said...

Very cool. I love these little faces.

Kims Art said...

They are great! How big is a ATC? That salad you fixed, I fix that all the time! Not always with strawberries, but grapes always.

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I sure know the feeling...I get a strong urge to go create a new character or I get sort of restless!

Kims Art said...

Scrap the question. Right after asking the question I was flipping through a magazine and found a whole article about the ATC. A great way to collect the work of others. How cool it would be to do a whole wall with them.

jean benabou said...

My favorite is the little kittie on the bottom right!
BTW what is an ATC for those of us who are ignorant?
Stay warm, not much snow here......

Funky Art Queen said...

I love the faces experiment. I need to practice like that. My daugter really wanted some of those copic markers but they are so expensive. Do you love them?