Thursday, July 27, 2017

Retro Postcard

I created this postcard, as the first step in creating this month's Artist Trading Card exchange. The design is based on a vintage card from my collection. I was inspired to create my own version by a contest featured in the latest Uppercase magazine.  I didn't enter--too busy, at the time, but better late than never, to try it! This was lots of fun and great review of Photoshop concepts. And, of course, I incorporated the brush lettering that I teach.

I will experiment more, as there are still a couple things that I want to improve, but as a whole, I'm very happy with the way this turned out.

The image in the lower right-hand corner, features our late, pet ground squirrel, Suzy, when she was a baby. She trusted us completely and we loved her completely.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July Artist Trading Card

Latest ATC. Watercolor, pen & ink, collage, tweaked in Photoshop.

I particularly like this one, since it's very different than those I've made in the past.