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Painting: Will O the Wisp

I call this a Will O the Wisp because I don’t no what to call it.
I had lots of fun using techniques I learned in school while making it.
How do you title non-representational abstracts anyway?
It is 4″ X 6″ acrylic on canvas board
2013 by Marcus Coltrin

Drawing: Devil Eye Man

This is more art for the fantasy portfolio. I can him Eye Man.

These are some cards that came in the mail from the Fire Element Swap via atcs for all.

What are some handmade things you have received in the mail?

Some cards I made for the Magical Fire Element swap and the Green Fairy swap.

Painting: Jillian’s Gift

When you first start painting it is really fun to give paintings away as gifts. Birthdays and house warmings are especially great occasions for gift giving of paintings. If you know anyone that paints trading paintings is a great way to start an art collection.

Jillian, a girl I worked with, and I agreed to exchange art but before we could she stopped working where I worked and I didn’t have any of her contact info so we were unable to complete the trade.

A week ago she came by where I worked when I wasn’t there and dropped off this.

Jillian also left instructions to “add some detail to it.”

I would normally never paint on anyone’s painting but after some soul searching I decided her telling me to add some detail makes it the real art piece. I liked it the way it was but it was like a condition of accepting the piece was that I would add detail to it.

Also when you consider some of the great collaborative artists there is no other way I could proceed.

Zoltan Boros and Gabor Szikszai are a pair of collaborative artists that have worked with Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons.

This is the result of Jillian’s and my collaborative efforts. Enjoy!

Artist trading cards is a fun hobby. The idea is you make a piece of art on a card that is 2.5″x3.5″ and trade it with artists for their artist trading cards. You can use any media you like and any support you like. Lately I have been painting with acrylics using playing cards for supports.

You can go here to make an account and find different people that like to swap cards in the mail.

A good way to get several cards at once is to sign up for an open swap. This when someone agrees to host a swap for many artists at once. They usually have different themes like Halloween, sunsets or my favorite space octopus. Then you are asked to make three cards that fit the theme and it is also encouraged but not required that you make a bonus card for the host of the swap.

Here are the cards I made for the dark fairy swap.

You can see more atcs I have made here.

You write some info on the back of the cards: your name, location, swap name,card title and you can put your artist website on the cards as well. Then you put the cards in plastic sleeves, put those in an envelope with an SASE and send them to the host. After the trade deadline the host takes all the cards and sends you cards from three different artists.

Here are some cool cards I received from swaps.

The first one is from the “wizard swap” the second one is from the “favorite movie moments swap” and the bottom one is my all time favorite from the “nerd swap.”

Have fun!

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