Long Time in the Making But Sometimes It Just Takes a Long Time

Long time ago, I somehow got hold of a tiny sketchbook, a little smaller than the size of artist trading cards, 2.5″ x 3.5″. I filled it up with a lot of little drawings in pen.

The notebook sat around for some time. Then I got the idea to color in some of these sketches as well as some I’ve done in larger books. I used watercolor pencils for this project and I LOVED the way they worked and how they felt to use. I will be using them again.

I then took the little pictures and pasted them on to ATC-sized backs, filling the extra spaces with pages from a dictionary, so that they could be official and sturdy ATC’s.

Here they are.

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16 thoughts on “Long Time in the Making But Sometimes It Just Takes a Long Time

  1. agnesashe

    Charming. I’d forgotten all about watercolour pencils. They’re surprisingly vibrant not at all what you’d expect. I can see why you like using them. They give your work a slightly more untamed dynamic.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I tried these pencils about 20 years ago and didn’t like them. I mean a set I had 20 years ago! Anyway, I thought they might work this time and maybe I might know more how to use them, too! I loved it and I agree – it really adds something to the line drawings that makes them more free.

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