Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Prehistoric trading cards....

Well their not great... I should have said no to this trade, but I was on such a good run. I had several sketches done and ready to do, but every time I took them out I just stared at them. I think I had ATC burn out. Jim suggested I should do cave painting, they'll be easy, ha! I talked him into doing them with me since I had no ambition to do this. We found out that those simple looking stick figures actually have beautiful sweeping lines and graceful curves. Not easy to do on a 2.5x3.5 card. I can't imagine how they did it on rock walls!
I am responsible for the funny looking rock walls that are in the background. I did them with oil pastels, something new to try and a quick way to put down a lot of colour. Jim did the three hunting scenes and I did the two on black.
Jim did the cards with dinosaur bones, one in oil pastel and one with a white conte pencil. while he did that I tried a cave painting of my own design on sand paper. I used a picture of a deer from our backyard, maybe not true cave painting style as you can see the face, but it was fun to play.


  1. Hola , (hello) querida amiga Paulette, estoy aca viendo tus hermosos trabajos, el perro esta increible! me alegra saludarte un abrazo Fito.

  2. Thank you Yusufyusuf!

    Hola Fito, my friend!
    thank you so much that means a lot to me! I take inspiration from your incredible drawings!Un abrazo!

  3. These are very cool, Paulette! I think you did a great job.

  4. Very nice. Sorry I missed this card trade!

  5. Great job on the trading cards!
    And I love how Gracie turned out. Fantastic colours in the fur!!

  6. Paulette, every time I check here, you're creating something unexpected, adventurous and new.

    I've linked to you on my new post for your lovely and generous mention of one of my paintings on Making a Mark.
    Thank you so much. That's gift enough.

    Continue on this wonderful journey of yours into the new renaissance which we hope 09 will be.

  7. Thank you Marisa!
    I think there will be another one in the New year.

  8. Teresa, thank you!

    Hi Bonnie, kudos to you for being nominated twice, I hope you win, You're doing some beautiful work!