I really shouldn't but I can't help myself and the due date is so far away. I'm in.
Cards due by: September 25, 2009 (in my hands)
Mediums: Hand drawn or painted
Gothic Beauty doesn't just mean a pretty woman! Gothic Beauty can be in a cemetary, a crystal skull, a gothic cathedral, or dress up an animal into a gothic being. A gothic picture has gloomy overtones. It's dark, medieval, mysterious, creepy but beautiful. Colors usually (but not always) incorporate black, white, greys, reds and purples.
See below for some finished works from our friends here on illustrated atcs to inspire you. Cards from left to right are made by lemurkat, purplerealm, original youth, judithian and princessgene.
Posting your finished works for this swap to this thread or to your gallery would be encouraged, it is a great way for the other players to share your art and see your interpretation of the theme.
BEST work ONLY! Take your time and submit only cards that you would be happy to own yourself. Card size must be ATC standard which is 2.5 x 3.5.
Please PM me for my address when you are sending your cards.
Postage is due as follows:
US players, send self addressed stamped envelopes.
International players, enclose a self addressed envelope. I will cover postage.
Red highlighted names = received cards
13: L.A. French
Last edited by princessgene; 10-02-2009 at 12:22 AM.
I think I'll be able to make it... Sign me up!
Welome Amerasu, HeavenPhoenix, and Moondance. Glad to have you aboard.
Okay...so I'm just wondering....is this not a good swap idea? I'd like to have at least 6 players. I could extend the due date if you think this is too early. Let me know what you all think.
I think it's a great idea, Joy.
All of the swaps are down in the summer. Mine too. I noticed it over on AFA as well so it's likely just a seasonal mail art thing. People slowing down and being outside, vacations, etc.
If you want to extend the due date into September to attract more people, you're welcome to do that. Just let me know so I can change the thread title for you.
I'm not actually a Goth, but for some reason I keep signing up for Gothic themes. Sign me up.
I would love to do this one.
"Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust
Great! Welcome surrealsm and canuckdesz! I think I will change the due date t o September 25 instead. So Amerasu, will you change the title? Thanks.
I would love to join...
I have 2 cards done and hope to finish the 3rd today
My reason for avoiding these themes are: I suck at doing people and I have no real understanding of what goth is. I have tried but it eludes me. If that changes and I get at least three ideas to work with, I will let you know.
Idea: Sticky in Member Support that describes these popular styles/subject genre to educate the clueless. Admin?
Actually TheeCoyote, you don't have to draw people! That's why I showed some of the cards shown up at the top. Think of a haunted house or medieval castle or vampire type animals. That's gothic.
I made my cards =) They should be in the mail by the end of next week.
Last edited by HeavenPhoenix; 06-26-2009 at 04:53 AM.
Oh! You changed the date! Then I am absolutely in!!
Sign me up too!
and Heaven phoenix...your cards helped convince me!...they are fabulous!
Chronata and themuppet so glad you could join!
Oooh love the cards heavenphoenix....and acalla I like yours too that I saw in the gallery. Hope everyone can post their cards here for inspiration for others and plus I just love the eye candy!
I would love to post my cards here too, but I don't know how ... how can I attach thumbnails ?