Oct 26, 2006

I've been busy!

Sometimes I need a little break from my commission work. Although I really enjoy doing it, it can be a little tiring when all of your drawings have to be perfect. So every once in a while, I like to do some of my own work to add to my portfolio. And it gives me a chance to try out some different techniques and mediums.

This is a drawing of my cat, Tully, that I've been working on. It's my first attempt at coloured pencils in years...I think since I drew my Shelties in 1996, actually! She is done in Prismacolor coloured pencils on blue pastel paper. I'm not sure of the size, I just cropped it to about 5x7 I think. I'm obviously not finished yet.

And this is my first ACEO. I've only just learned of these recently from the pet portrait forum that I frequent. ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. ACEO's are 2.5 x 3.5 in. in size (the size of trading cards) and they are a cheaper way of collecting artwork. The trend originally started as trading cards among artists, where one artist would trade one of his/her works for another artist's work. Eventually people began selling these small works of art on Ebay, and now it's a huge market.

I've checked out ACEO's on Ebay, and apparently everyone and their dog thinks their cards are worth selling, but there are quite a few really good quality works on there too. People sell originals and prints.

So I thought I might try my hand at selling some of these ACEO's. The one below is done in graphite pencil, on 2.5 x 3.5 (obviously) 110lb. acid free white paper. I haven't named it yet, so I'm open for suggestions!!


pencilwizard said...

Your drawing of Tully is beautiful,love your Aceo as well.

Heather said...

Thank you for your comment!! Sadly, the ACEO didn't sell after 2 tries!