Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mini Art Tile/ACEO Catch-Up Time!

Hello Gorgeous!

IT'S NEARLY FRIDAY!!! Which in turn means IT'S NEARLY SATURDAY! I say we all start celebrating now.... crack open a nice bottle of wine, switch off the phone and mellow! Aaaaah....  Yeah, I know it doesn't work like that but I can dream!!!

Can I just jolly well say a great big THANK YOU for your response to yesterday's post and the GIVEAWAY contained therein? Oh you ARE just comPLETEly lovely! I'm very excited about the whole giveaway thing and if this all goes well I shall be doing more of them. Really quite giddy!

I've been meaning to post more of the little ACEO/art tile thingies that I've been playing with. It's a lot of pressure-free fun just doodling about randomly on eeny-weeny little cards! So yes, the first set are birdie-based and there's a LOT of shimmer in there, not that the camera picks it up hugely well...but here they are:

These are roughly 2.5" x 2" ish so only diddy-widdy! They're mixed media - Neocolor IIs, Inktense pencils and Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints, with black indian ink and gel pen. I don't know what's going on with my camera - it's definitely got some focus and contrast issues! *sigh*....I'll figure it out! My camera and I will have a 'convesation'!

Anyhoo - the next ones are a teeny bit bigger (about 3.5" x 2.75") and part of an unfinished little set which I did just on a whim, as one so very does, and are a bit of a tangent from the usual thing:

And one last one, a little 'Vampirella' card, again a bit of a whim:

These are SUCH fun to do - I don't know what took me so long to actually have a go... I have few more ready inked but haven't had a chance to do the painty bit yet so they'll just have to wait for a while.

I'm interested to know whether any of you wondrous arty lovely people have played with ATCs and ACEOs and such like? Do you sell them? Do you make prints of them to sell or do you only sell originals? I've been watching some Youtube videos by artists who make a living selling sketch cards and art cards this sort of size but it seems like quite a large and intimidating market to break into. Hmmm....I'm just having a ponderous brain waffle!

Ok - I'm off to finish the day's work so that I can relax with The Colonel, who's a bit fed up as he has a rumbly tummy, poor chap. Don't forget to check out my GIVEAWAY post and leave a comment there if you want to enter, ok? Sending out some love and hugs to all of you - see you soon! Shroo :) xxx


  1. I think you should sell the originals but keep pictures of them in case you want to distribute copies. They're all lovely!

  2. ooooh - I love the robots!!!! Regarding the ATC/selling question - I think, originally, ATC's were only meant to be traded and not sold. Of course that was back when they first became 'the thing' and that might have totally changed by now. Not much help, am I!!

  3. Love your mini cards, especially the birds, as I do love birds. Have a nice day, enjoy that bottle of wine and relax! Hugs, Valerie

  4. All your paintings looks beautiful. You have some power in your hands!

  5. They are all super - I adore the peacocks - amazing!
    Happy weekend Rachael!

  6. They are fabulous! I adore the robots. I think the idea is to sell the originals, sort of an affordable art for everyone kind of deal

  7. This is what I know. ATC - swapped, ACEO - sold. I have swapped lots of ATC's over the years and really enjoy doing them. I have also bought an ACEO and been gifted a couple too. I love them and postcard art too. I like that I can afford a little mini piece of art of someone I admire even if I can't necessarily afford a bigger piece of theirs. I know when I went to Comicon there was a lady painting ACEO's and selling them for a fiver and she had a queue a mile long. Of grumpy people I might add who told me off for stopping to pause and see what she was doing. I had to queue I was told - "what, just to look?" I says. Yep. I think they were talking utter bollocks (sorry) but because of them she never got my business which she might have if I'd been able to just see what she was doing first. Think she was someone quite famous as she was on one of the panels later but you know me, under a rock or head in the clouds - it was my first Comic Con - I didn't even realise the Walking Dead chappie was there. *sob* Anyhoo - yes - it does seem to be a roaring trade. Definitely go for it.

    I love all of these, utter gorgeousness x

  8. I agree with Carmen, ATCs are not meant to be sold, only swapped. But since you like working small, look into other options and go for it. I don't know anything about ACEOs, but I think you can draw anything! Love your birds especially. Good luck!