Tuesday, February 20, 2007
February ATC Set: Madame Butterfly
Here's my set of Artist Trading Cards that will go in the mail today. I drew the faces in watercolor pencil and ink. I then scanned the faces into my computer and used Photoshop Elements to touch-up & resize them. I printed the faces off on my laser color printer - it is a very cheap one so it is not as sharp as I'd print out at Kinkos. The kimonos are made from Japanese Yuzen paper. I tried to design them after the real thing as much as I could, hopefully getting the overlaps correct in my simplified version. I was going to make the wig as a separate piece, but the kimonos were so time consuming I didn't do it. I was also going to give her wings of lace or vellum but was afraid to make the card too "busy". The backgrounds were left simple to not detract from the kimonos. I tried to put a string of beads dropping from the end of each hair decoration but it was very tedious to do and make it work correctly. I decided to stop before I ruined them!
Kerri - notice that I did silence that noisey inner critic for this blog posting :)