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« on: May 04, 2017 08:31:42 AM »

So . . . it's already May and these are only the second art project that I've done all year; 2017 hasn't been terribly creative/productive for me thus far. Tongue  Anyhoo, here are the four cards that I did for Craftster's April ATC swap:

For my first card, which went to Texas, I chose Smileyyogini's "unicorns" theme. I based this on a black and white photo from one of my many horse books (adding the horns of course). I must have been subconsciously thinking of the My Little Pony pegasus Lily Blossom (my second favorite flying horse after Rainbow Dash) when I gave the unicorn in the front a lilac coat and a blonde mane.

The second card I made focused on Emilywilde's "goth" theme. I used a photo of a real woman as my reference model, changing her outfit into a more goth-like affair and adding jewelry/piercings and a shoulder tattoo. Dripping black ink/paint seemed like a good thing to use for the background, so, that's what I went with.

My third ATC, also for Emilywilde in Oregon, tackled her "8-bit Nintendo games" theme. She indicated Kirby was her favorite, and I'm also fond of said little rotund pink vaccuum, so, that's what I did. I tend to like the monsters and enemies in video games a lot more than the protagonist(s) though, so, rather than doing Kirby alone, I had him struggling against, and losing to, the cyclopean storm cloud boss, Kracko. It occurred to me that "Kracko" and "wacko" rhyme, so I just had to put that phrase on there.

My fourth and final ATC of the month went off to Florida to live with Greybird. I love paper dolls, but I seldom ever make any of my own, so, Greybird listing that as one of her ATC themes was a golden opportunity for me to do so. Besides, I've gotten several paper doll ATCs from other Craftster members, so, it was about time that I returned the favor!  Rather than a full figure, given an ATC's relatively small size, I felt it was better to do a zoomed-in view of the torso instead. The little triangle on the back is a stand that folds out so that the card can be displayed upright on a flat surface.  As I have no fashion sense whatsoever (I'm lucky if my socks match) I used photos of real women and clothing from various fashion magazines (Vogue, Seventeen, Glamour, & Allure) for inspiration.

Here's an animated GIF of some of the paper doll's possible looks. I put the frames in the same order that I made the pairs of outfits/wigs.

And this is a broader view of all the separate components.  The wigs are helmet-like affairs (there's a piece of white paper glued to their backs), inspired by my Liv and Moxie Teenz dolls, that slip over the head (there's a slit cut there, between the top of her hairline and the green border, which you can see on the back view of the card above, to accommodate that).

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017 05:06:30 PM »

These are great.  I especially like the goth girl.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017 08:17:08 PM »

These may be the second thing you've done all year, but remarkable all the same.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017 08:37:25 PM »

I love how different your pieces are. It's a toss up between the Unicorns and the Goth piece. Both make me want to know more.

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017 10:25:31 AM »

Fantastic; but the one I adore most is the most is the paper doll ATC!  Well done Sir!

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017 03:14:19 AM »

These are awesome!

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017 08:34:37 AM »

That paper doll atc! Wow!!

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017 01:31:29 PM »

 I love these ATCs! I was so disappointed that you didn't join for May so I could try to collect one of your amazing cards. Maybe next month? Hint, hint.  Wink

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