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Running an Artist Trading Card Exchange

Heard much about these artist trading cards (ATCs)? They are baseball card sized little pieces of art and fun that people create and then exchange. The point is to exchange yours and collect others. Now, how do you become involved? I have to say that I had a hard time finding exchanges to participate in… Continue reading Running an Artist Trading Card Exchange

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Bespoke Pet Portraits – custom hand-drawn images of pets make great gifts!

Hello all! For Christmas this year, I tried out something new–I made hand-drawn portraits of some pets in my family and gave them to my loved ones as gifts. I can’t believe how fun this project was, so I definitely want to keep doing them! Unbeknownst to my family, I found or took images of… Continue reading Bespoke Pet Portraits – custom hand-drawn images of pets make great gifts!

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Fun Type Animations

I took a Skillshare class on how to make cute and subtle hand-drawn type animations, which ended up being a quick way to create a whimsical fun animation. The process was to draw some text–something quick and easy–then trace over it 4-6 times so that you had a handful of drawings that were pretty much… Continue reading Fun Type Animations

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100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

I posted earlier about my 100-day project, which was taking a poem by Amy Hempel and lettering it in a different font each day. These were all hand-drawn using pencil and ink, and were made each day one word at a time. I really enjoyed this project a lot and hope to do more in… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

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Cute Fruit Pun Illustrations

Recently I completed a drawing for a @goodtype Instagram challenge–the theme was pineapples. I thought it sounded fun, so I drew this guy: I was so happy how my little pineapple came out, I decided to draw more. Fruit puns galore! Who knew there were so many out there?! I drew the apple next, and… Continue reading Cute Fruit Pun Illustrations

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Sketchbook Lettering

Hello all! Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been doing lots and lots of things! My instagram, @abctypography, is the best way to stay up-to-date on my daily happenings. However, I wanted to share some fun lettering pieces that I’ve done in my sketchbook… I like the smaller size so that it’s easy… Continue reading Sketchbook Lettering

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100-day project: A poem, one word a day…

I’m participating in the 100 day challenge again, run by the great Elle Luna. I decided to do a poem by hand-illustrating a word a day. I’m already over a third of the way through it, and it’s been a fun experience! A Poem, One Word at a Time Sing to It, by Amy Hempel…… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day…