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Topic: Yuki (My First ATC)  (Read 828 times)
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« on: January 02, 2011 03:34:34 AM »

I'm shaking in my boots Tongue I'm irrationally terrified that my first ATC won't pass muster because I don't have a colour printer (rather, no ink for said printer), so the background is greyscale. That's not exactly up to snuff with the amazing multimedia creations I see on here!

Yuki (her name means "snow") is pieced in four sections, all hand-drawn separately with the crappiest "art pen" on the planet (seriously, where did my pens go?!?!?!). The bits were all cut with a pocket knife because my boyfriend's scrapbooking blades have sprouted legs and run off Tongue Her hair is fake Mongolian sheep fur with a scrap of orange cotton yarn around her bun. She's supposed to be a bit melancholy, in a serene way that only a geisha can be.

You can read more about the inspiration behind this card on my blog, Binary Catfish.

« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011 04:15:52 AM »

I don't really see the problem with the greyscale background... it looks great!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011 05:58:38 AM »

Love her hair....good job!


I am totally after a Ying/Yang made of  Fire vs Ice
Wanna draw/paint/sketch me one?
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011 11:15:53 AM »

Oh, lovely! I read your blog post and understand now more about your greyscale issue. You know, it doesn't matter that much since your tree/leaves and mountains are fabulously painted and your geisha is oh-so-graceful. I can't keep my eyes off the tree, though. LOVE!


You don't make it with your hands.
You form it with your hands.
You make it with your mind.
                Edgar Tolson, 1971

« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011 05:09:15 PM »

I gotta say I'm pretty happy to get such positive comments for my first shaky try Tongue Some of you papercrafters literally make my jaw drop with your amazing work!

I saw that ink drawing of the pine and Mt. Fuji and knew it was the perfect backdrop for the feeling I wanted to convey. Here's the link to the Library of Congress page for those interested:


They have THE most amazing collection of Japanese artwork!

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011 10:30:51 PM »

are you kidding me? This is like 100000000000 x's better than anything I've ever made! It's beautiful!
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