Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I've been making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for a swap in the HPC Group. First time I've ever made ATC's, and I'm pleased enough with them. My swap partner considers herself a Hufflepuff, but adores Severus Snape. I made her four ATC's of Hufflepuffers, and three bonus ones of the three ages of Snape that we're shown in the movies. On the back of each card is a brief bio of the character; that gives me a place to sign and date them, too. All I made were the portraits, but there were some very clever ATC's made for this swap. My swap partner seemed very pleased with what she got, though. :)
At upper left is Professor Pomona Sprout, Head of House at the time Harry was attending school. I sketched from a still photo I'd found online, in HB pencil, then in colored pencils, in a sketchbook. This was taken before I cut it out for gluing onto cardstock. All ATCs were executed the same way.
At top right (where I did NOT put the pic!!!) is a montage of four ATC's, fronts.
It shows the four Hufflepuffs, Susan Bones (age 11) Hannah Abbott (age 15) and Cedric Diggory (age 17), and includes the above pic of Sprout, finished up, and on the cardstock. The paper on the reverse side is calligraphy "parchment".
I'm having a terrible time getting photos WHERE I want them; they're not going where I put them. Will try again, in a separate post, but it will read out of order... sorry.