Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Gathering

Hi there, Pocketeers. I promise I've still been arting. Slowly, little by little, I've been building my 52 Card Pickup deck. Some cards I'm really happy with, and others less so. But I'm having fun working on them (if you can call it work). Here's what I've put together lately: 

That last one isn't my favorite, but it is the result of me finding my new stamps from Lavinia Stamps in the mail and wanting to try them out RIGHT AWAY. I had forgotten that the oak tree stamp, which you can just barely see in the background, would be so small, but the stamps are great quality. They're clear cling stamps, so they are also great for partial images if you don't put them on a block. 

Part of what I'm enjoying about doing these cards is the scale of them. It's something I will keep in mind for future art. One of my friends who gave me a lot of the Magic: the Gathering cards I'm using talked to me about artists who over-write the art that's printed on the cards with their own original art, and suggested that I try that out. The more I think about it, the more appealing the idea is. I might experiment with that one I finish this deck. Or I might just start before then. Who knows. But it's a great challenge. There's all kinds of magic I could try to work with these cards. 


Maryanne said...

I love your cards. I'm not that far along but they are fun to work on and I think the size is part of that.

Seth said...

Loving the cards. Such deep, rich colors and so!

Diana Taylor said...

The cards are beautiful and I love the gothic feel to them - it looks like a great project to be doing. I love working small, that's why I'm enjoying the index card challenge at the moment, because they are a fraction of the size of a sketch book page! Ditto what Seth said - love the deep rich colours - they shout out your own very distinctive style.

Unknown said...

What is amazing to me (since I have had the fortune to see some of these in real life) that your tiny card designs enlarge remarkably well. There's a whole world of detail in your layers, papers, stencils, etc. Great work and I can't wait to see them when you finish all 52.