I have been working on my first Artist Trading Cards. These are little 2.5" x 3.5" crescent boards. They are durable, non-warping cards. They are lots of fun, since their small size makes it easy to create a quick piece of art.
I started out with pencil and then I used clear gesso to protect the graphite. Once that dried, I began shading in her face with prismacolor colored pencils. I used cream, light peach, and peach for her skin. I also put in highlights with white. Her hair is also colored pencil. When I was finished, I used mod podge to place random pieces of gold leaf.
The second one I did the same, except for the background I used neocolor water soluble crayons. I love how the purple makes her pop!
If you feel overwhelmed by a large piece of blank paper, these ATC's are a great way to be creative without having to fill up a large amount of space. Grab some ATC's, (you can find them at hobby lobby) and create something! Don't worry about the end result. Just enjoy the process. I would love to see some of the amazing pieces that you create!
YOU CAN create something beautiful!