Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In the Draw This! Yahoo Group I've recently joined, there are daily assignments. For Valentine's day, they asked for "something heart shaped." What could be more heart shaped than this? (Yeah, I know, "Nobody likes a smart-ass, Janet!")

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Severus Snape... see entry below this post

Severus Snape, at ages eleven, sixteen, and as an adult (late 30's). The card for the adult stage is the moment he has just said, "Always."

Please see the post below, for all other information pertaining to this one.

My first ATC's.

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.