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Little owl
« on: November 05, 2014 02:16:33 AM »

Hey there,
I recently started out making ACEO/ATC miniatures. I very much enjoy that right now.
I am considering making more.
What kind of subjects do you guys think would be nice? So far I have been doing kitties and trees ^_^ which are usually my favorite subjects in general.  (I adore cats)

These two are the ones that I made recently. I like how they have turned out, especially the green one.




What kind of subjects do you like for ATC cards? (I am curious)
Feel free to share yours if you like Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014 05:13:09 AM »

Both of these are incredibly beautiful!!!!!  I just barely like the second one better, but that is tough to admit cuz I love em both!!  Kitties are always my fave subject.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014 05:26:06 AM »

Absolutely beautiful! I love the green one.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014 05:37:34 AM »

Thanks both of you!  Grin Happy to read that you like them.

Blupaisan, Cats are one of my fav subjects as well. Next to trees and butterflies.
I am going to work on one with mushrooms and the same red cat, I have been pushing it forward, today but going to start right this second.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014 05:52:11 AM »

You should check out the various ATC swap galleries here. By clicking images only, you can see that ATC's provide opportunities for all sorts of creativity.

There is always an ongoing ATC swap here so the variety is amazing!

I love cats as well, and yours are so cute.  I imagine that you will never run out of ideas if you stick to cats! Grin

And, BTW...ATC's are never sold.  They are only traded among artists.  ACEOs on the other hand, can be duplicated and sold.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014 06:14:40 AM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014 06:29:47 AM »

These are great!  I love them.  What medium did you use?
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Little owl
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2014 02:08:47 AM »

So far I failed in making a nice one with mushrooms and a cat, I got into too much detail for such a small space. And just did not have the vision for a nice color scheme. So going to try again today. Just watched tons of watercolor tutorials on youtube, and saw someone using ecocline ink, for the brightest colors. Which is just a very cool idea. I know the ecocline yellow is super bright, so maybe I will try this (hope mines have not dried out, I have not been using them for years)


Alwaysinmyroom,
Ah right, then I guess that they are ACEO's, because I did decide to put them in my shop. Is it still ok that they are here in the ATC topic? I just thought it would be fun to share with others that enjoy doing the same type of things.

And, about never running out of ideas with cats.. true! I think cats will always be a lot of fun to draw. I was thinking I would maybe keep on drawing this red one, in serene and peaceful ways, some cats are just like that. They just always sit in places where they look pretty.
And then create a black or striped one, that is more into adventures. That one will be climbing on things during the night, or chasing things, and be a bit of a playful character. Maybe somewhere in the future I will put them together in one picture, somehow.

Kwality, Thanks!
I used watercolors, a black copic liner pen and a white pilot choose gel pen for the white flowers and highlights. (just love those white gel pens).
Oh, and a red copic marker for the red flowers. It was more bright then my water color version.

Gotgrey, thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014 06:15:22 AM »

oh you are fine posting here!  I was just stating a fact to let those who do not know the difference.  ATC people are pretty vocal about the cards being for trade only.

I also love the white gel pens for highlights..watercolor is my favorite medium and you have done a fabulous job with it!  I know you will be able to do a cat/mushroom!  I do love your ideas on future cat projects!  Yes, you must do a black cat...my black cat is such a troublemaker...not at all a serene cat! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014 12:40:57 AM »

Lol, I already love him/her ^_^
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2014 07:21:19 AM »

Ok, here is the new one ^_^.
It turned out not to be a cat with mushrooms, but a birthday cat, lol. I wanted to paint balloons today. I had these nice transparent ones in mind. I am definitely going to do that again.  Cheesy

 
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2014 07:27:40 AM »

oh wonderful!

Your kitties have the perfect kitty smile!

nice work!
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2014 12:14:46 PM »

 I love your cats. They are so bright and cheerful. Beautifully done!
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015 05:37:20 AM »

Ohmygoodness, STOP! They are SO cute! I would love to have one of these kitty ATCs. So friggin adorable. You should join the monthly ATC swap and *cough* claim me *cough*.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2015 05:52:20 AM »

Oh I forgot to suggest new themes. I think you would do beautiful hot air balloons and I love gnomes, gnome homes, mushrooms Smiley You need to definitely keep doing cats as well. Yours are so darn cute. What about mixing it up with different colors of cats? Calicos, black, black/white, tabby...? I can't wait to see more from you.
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2015 04:17:49 AM »

Ok, (August) here is a mushroom one! Without a cat though.. lets say that this is seen from the ginger cats point of view. Tongue
 
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2015 06:39:10 AM »

Oh I love this little mushroom!
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2015 02:57:30 AM »

Thanks Kaz ^_^

I made a new one again, I guess I am in the miniatures flow Tongue

 
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2015 10:27:32 AM »

i love the translucency of the balloons. i do a pretty wide variety of themes, usually geared toward the person i'm making them for. a lot of the time i attatch them to birthday cards.

i also did a collaborative project at church using the theme of hope, and it was interesting to see the variety of ways people interpereted that. i'm not sure if i posted that here, i need to check, and if not then i will!
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2015 01:17:54 PM »

So sweet and pretty! Congrats on making Best of! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2015 06:09:10 AM »

those are really cute kitties
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2015 07:34:38 AM »

Congratulations of being a Craftster Best of 2014! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2015 08:20:51 AM »

Congrats on being a Best of 2014 winner!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2015 10:20:12 AM »

These are great! I love your use of vibrant colors and highlighting techniques and how you outlined the designs in black. It makes the kitties look like they are jumping off the paper Smiley.

Congrats on being featured in the 'best of' list for 2014!! Well deserved!

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2015 08:57:43 PM »

They are both very pretty! I also like the green one the best.

I think a nice idea would be "moonlight cat" as the main ideas. Maybe using purples, blues, and white? It would be lovely to see it in your stlye.  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2015 11:32:23 PM »

Great cats! I also love drawing and painting them.
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