Source: The Eagle and the Hawk
Australian Landscape is the theme for these trading cards I am posting out tomorrow. Artist trading cards (ATCs) are tiny … they are miniature artworks about the same size as modern trading cards 2 1⁄2 x 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)
These 3 are inspired by local Mallee scenery and created with watercolour/inktense pencil and pigma ink pen.
I am fortunate that although I live in a very hot climate I have air conditioning and a pool…. finally getting some time to draw again after a very busy holiday season! I had a great afternoon in a drawing workshop with Caroline Ellis. I have never tried drawing an animal previously… so here is my first pastel and first animal drawing!
He certainly has attitude. Long way to go but I enjoyed the challenge !
Over the past year I have been very busy with family and work finding little time for creative pursuits. I have also injured my right shoulder making painting almost impossible at the moment. Feeling a bit despondent I spent some time trying to work out how I could still have a creative outlet given my current situation.
And then I discovered a new and rewarding way to be creative in small spaces and in short bursts. Zentangles! some in the traditional format of a 3.5″ square, artist cards, and others on A5 and A4.
I am having some serious fun with these and plan to submit some to a Canadian artist card exchange and others into the “Frameless” exhibition to be held at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in October.