More new ones, this time I used watercolor markers
on bristol paper, then cut out my image and mounted it on cardstock with 3mm foam mounting dots, so the picture stands off of the background. Gives an otherwise uninteresting drawing a little zazz. They look pretty neat, but since they're so thick, they don't fit into standard soft or hard card protection sleeves, which makes them a little delicate. I like how they turned out, though. I'd like to experiment more with less "art" supplies (paper, pens, markers, glitter) and try more crafty things, like beads and yarn. I have no idea how I'd integrate that stuff into these, though.
First try, a phoenix, with dark grey paper and some cheesy flames painted on the background with red and copper pearlescent paints:
Then did an angry bear. I used watercolor markers for the base and some of the fur details, then highlited the fur with prismacolor pencils. The background is just plain black pigment ink on yellow cardstock. He's grumpy and I love him.
And then there are the "regular" ones, no fancy cutouts or anything.
Northwest-style scorpion for a trade with a friend:
I have four little pet rats, three are still babies, all of the babies are dumbos (ears on the side of her head instead of on the top). My favorite of the babies is a black and white splotchy one named Orca. I can't wait for summer fruit season, because then I get to see this:
While I was working on cards the other night, my husband drew one for me! It's a dragon, and I will treasure it forever.
I'm working on a seal/polar bear 2 card set right now for my sister, she needs some cheering up and these might be just the thing to do it.