Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inspired by Gustav Klimt

These are "tall cards" for a Gustav Klimt swap. I tried to be more inspired than literal or copy his work. Since I am not gifted in the drawing of people I chose to use vintage images in keeping with the time period of Gustav Klimt.

I first did a large background with inks, stamps and water color.  Cut up the backgrounds to the sized then layered with images and more ink, stamps and watercolor. I added some gold acrylic paints to enhance some of the work like Gustav Klimt did.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow Kings

These are artist trading cards for a swap. They are snow kings. I tried a different style and technique from what I usually do.  They are similar to the ones I made earlier (see below). I used Primsacolor markers to draw in picture, then with a .005 Micron pen went in the marker lines to add some extra detail. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ball Point Pen Challenge

 I use to doodle all the time with ball point pens.  This is an artist trading card, for a swap ball point pen only medium. I love the effect of the pen skipping ink in the foreground. My inspiration was through some photographs of New Mexico.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year New Art

 I am making a commitment  to post art at least once a week. For this week are three artist trading cards I made to swap out. I usually use my very small Micron pens to draw, so these are pushing me to try something new.
 I lightly drew out my pictures in pencil then outlined everything in Primsacolor markers. I went back with smaller ink pens to put in the tiny details. The last thing I used was a Q-tip with dry inks to make the cheeks.