Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline
I’m new to Artist Trading Cards and I am hooked!
Artist Trading Cards are small little cards that are meant to be works of art that are traded or given away, but never sold. They only measure a small 2 ½” x 3 ½”. They are great for making small works of art or for experimenting a new technique. You don’t have to make it large for it to be beautiful!
Outlining drawings is usually done with a solid line – but I wanted to try a different way to outline – using dots! No better way to try this out – than doing it on an Artist Trading Card.
The techniques for this super simple – draw – dot outline – paint.
I drew with a pencil first.
Dot outline with Permanent Markers – I love Sharpies and if you can buy one of the big sets with all of the many different colors – you will have way more fun with this project!
Very carefully outline your drawing in any color of permanent marker – making sure that you put the dots close together but not touching!
Paint with Watercolor Paint. I like to mix my colors of watercolor paint right on the paper that way I get a variety of colors in one area.
I’ve started my Artist Trading Card Collection – I made four of these cute little cards in less than an hour.