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AnnD
04-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Swap Title: Blind Drawing III
Swap Due Date: Cards in my hands by June 25
Signup/withdraw date: None, but please communicate
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 of 6 for 6
Max.# of participants: 50
Media: HD / HP



Blind Drawing III

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2524/large/1_sciencewhore.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/389/medium/1_Blind_5_AFA.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5783/medium/1_Photo021.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4872/medium/1_If_David_Bowie_were_an_alien.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4911/medium/1_Scan_102070003.jpg

Samples by themuppet (top line), BigKay and rubyragdoll (middle line), and HotMamaRama and Cindyjob (bottom line)


This is my third time running this swap, so I can tell you with complete confidence that it is a) easy; b) liberating; c) fun; and d) hilarious. Even if you're not usually comfortable drawing, you should pretty much join right now.

To make your cards for this swap, simply close your eyes and draw a face. You can do this over and over and over, because each face takes oh . . . 30-60 seconds. Once you have several faces you like, finish them out into complete cards like the examples above, complete with backgrounds of some sort. It's as easy as that!

If you want to throw some mixed media in the background, go for it. If you want to go to Starbucks and draw real people without looking at your pencil or paper, go for it. If you want to have a glass of wine while making cards for this swap, go for it. Just please make sure that the cards you submit come from your best drawings and look like cards you would want to own forever. Personally, I have two giant displays of cards from these swaps in my house, and I love them eternally.


Rules of the Road
- All cards should be the standard size: 2.5” x 3.5”.
- All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
- All cards must be original, and each card must be different. Please do not make copies, submit prints, or create three virtually identical cards.
- Please don’t use hard, bulky embellishments, which upset postal machines.


Mailing & Postage
- When you're ready to mail, please PM me for my address.
- Make sure your name and user name (at a minimum) appear on the back of the card.
- US Participants, include a SASE, business size, with enough postage to cover the mailing of your cards.
- Internationals, you can send a self-addressed envie or a large label; I'll cover the postage.
- Please mail your cards early so they arrive on time.


Returns
- When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists.

Playas
1. Me!
2. themuppet
3. cindyjob
4. son_in_aquarius
5. DenaCottrell
6. Phrixy
7. DADAology
8. Freakyross
9. shayNOLA
10. debs913
11. lazyshadows
12. Joss
13. 1 Art Lady
14. Russell
15. locatray
15. Mikesatc
16. a123andpoof
17. Natasha May
18. ReverieJJ
19. nuttynanner
20. artsylady
21. meredithu
22. mrs.alderman
23. garneteve
24. amyfaerie
25. Cat's Cradle
26. CynthiaSillitoe
27. miss
28. djl1050
29. 1orange
30. Picky Pie
31. Els
32. Evalila
33. MelanieS
34. playsdolls
35. Genxster
36. halla
37. jazzie
38. DeepDarkHana
39. pschafe1
40. BayBird
41. SunTrade
42. renren16
43. Boekwrm
44. Maineatc
45. therapeuticart
46. tjs
47. channelledcreations
48. theweavershand
49. the girl with starry eyes
50. Phoenix
51. catladybj
52. JavaZarf
53. maggiebloom

Waiting List:

4. sunshineshadow

son_in_aquarius
04-09-2012, 12:33 AM
Oh ye powers that be. This sounds deliciously demented. I'm going to try...mostly because I think my faces look terrible to begin with! :D

DenaCottrell
04-09-2012, 12:34 AM
I'll tell you right now that even when I watch myself drawing a face they are awful so I know my 'blind' drawings will be much worse, but this is such an intriguing idea to me I feel like I must try it. Please include me. Thanks.

Phrixy
04-09-2012, 02:24 AM
Sign me up, please. I haven't done this before, but you are darn persuasive...

DADAology
04-09-2012, 02:47 AM
okay Miss Lady,,,,,I'm in. Do we scan the before card? how will we know what we start with??

Freakyross
04-09-2012, 03:29 AM
Yes, add me...I am so thrilled to be in such company...

shayNOLA
04-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Does look like fun... me, too, please!!

debs913
04-09-2012, 08:36 AM
I can do wonky faces blind, since I do wonky faces with my eyes wide open! I'm in:D

lazyshadows
04-09-2012, 08:48 AM
At last,i can join this awesome swap!;) Please:cool:

Joss
04-09-2012, 08:57 AM
Oh yes, Oh yes, another one! Me me me!

themuppet
04-09-2012, 10:14 AM
I am so glad you are all playing!! This is probably my favorite swap ever.

1 Art Lady
04-09-2012, 10:57 AM
Ok, I'm in! I always have fun with this one! Sign me up pretty please with sugar on it.

Russell
04-09-2012, 11:08 AM
I had vowed "no new swaps", but how can I pass up something I can do with my eyes closed? Count me in.

AnnD
04-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Woooooo! Welcome, everyone! I'm so glad you're here!

muppet, I am all blushy-happy that you like this swap so much. I do, too! It's the thing that helped me stop freaking out and start enjoying the act of drawring.

AnnD
04-09-2012, 11:15 AM
DADAology, most people do scan the original face like muppet did in the sample at the top. It's not mandatory or anything, but it is fun to see how the cards evolve.

locatray
04-09-2012, 12:06 PM
What a funny idea for a swap. I'm in! Please sign me up.

DADAology
04-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Thanks Ann Will do....

CIndyjob
04-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Thanks for adding me in AnnDeeeee

Mikesatc
04-09-2012, 02:11 PM
can i join ann

AnnD
04-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Welcome, locatray and Mikesatc! The process does yield some damn hilarious cards. :D

a123andpoof
04-09-2012, 05:20 PM
This looks like fun! Sign me up please!

NatashaMay
04-09-2012, 05:35 PM
I'd love to join, please. :D

AnnD
04-09-2012, 07:21 PM
Yay! Welcome, a123andpoof and NatashaMay!

ReverieJJ
04-09-2012, 07:34 PM
sign me up!

nanner
04-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Hells-to-the-YES! Sign me up! I missed out on the first two, and was about to resort to thievery straight from your collection. Best I just participate this time!

AnnD
04-09-2012, 08:59 PM
YES! I'm so glad it's finally happening! And welcome, JJ!

ArtsyLady
04-09-2012, 09:07 PM
I had so much fun doing this the first time....I can't pass it up....I love to see the before drawing...and then what was created from it (like the example from Mupp)...once you start it becomes hard to stop....

meredithu
04-09-2012, 09:11 PM
This is way too cool to pass up and I was avoiding new swaps for awhile...well that lasted a total of 1.35 days.

Sign me up!!

Mrs.Alderman
04-09-2012, 09:42 PM
XD i would love to try, try being the key word, i cannot promise pretty here, not looking will be quite a fun challenge!!!!!!!!

locatray
04-09-2012, 10:55 PM
meredithu: "I was avoiding new swaps for awhile...well that lasted a total of 1.35 days."

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

AnnD
04-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Yaaaaay! So glad to have you back, artsylady, and Mere and Mrs.Alderman, I'm thrilled you're here!

As for the keeping your eyes closed part, Cindy Jo will attest that this is true. I so DON'T trust myself not to peek that I a) remove my glasses; b) close my eyes; and c) cover my eyes with my hand. I'm sure I look utterly ridiculous.

Mere, that was a hilarious line. I kind of want to steal it.

NatashaMay
04-10-2012, 07:16 AM
This is so much fun. :D I thought I'd show you the blind sketches now so we'll see how they end up looking later on. :D

meredithu
04-10-2012, 09:41 AM
Steal away, Ann-er.

As per your instructions- it works!!

debs913
04-10-2012, 10:08 AM
NatashaMay...no fair! Your blind sketches look much better than the sketches I do with my eyes wide open!!!! :wacko::)

AnnD
04-10-2012, 10:09 AM
NatashaMay, those are awesome! I can't wait to see what they become! :D

Garneteve, of course! Welcome to the party!

amyfaerie
04-10-2012, 10:20 AM
i would love to play, AnnD! :D

NatashaMay
04-10-2012, 10:28 AM
Lol debs! :laugh: I was surprised they came out looking like actual faces. I was hoping I'd be doing some monsters. :laugh:

Cat's Cradle
04-10-2012, 10:36 AM
NatashaMay...no fair! Your blind sketches look much better than the sketches I do with my eyes wide open!!!! :wacko::)
That's what I was going to say! :twitcy:

Ann, I SO want to do this! But instead of covering my lens-less eyes, I will be taping my ATC down and holding a piece of very opaque card stock (read: NOT white) directly under my chin to avoid looking.

AnnD
04-10-2012, 11:47 AM
Yay! Welcome, amyfaerie! Your cards for the last ones kicked ass!

Cat's Cradle, that sounds like a good plan. Are you in, then?

Cat's Cradle
04-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Cat's Cradle, that sounds like a good plan. Are you in, then?

Thought that's what I said. :unsure: But maybe I haven't had enough caffeine. Yes. I'm in!

AnnD
04-10-2012, 11:59 AM
YAY! Just making sure!

Cat's Cradle
04-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Might have my kids do this as an exercise as well. If they do, I'll have to show them on the thread just for S&G.

amyfaerie
04-10-2012, 12:31 PM
:jiggy:

thanks, AnnD! I loved making these last time 'round!

CynthiaSillitoe
04-10-2012, 02:32 PM
*deep breath* Me please!

AnnD
04-10-2012, 02:34 PM
CynthiaSillitoe, you're in! Are you taking a deep breath because this is a challenge? Or because we haven't showered? Because I swear . . . we will. Probably. Tomorrow.

Amy, I'm attaching one of your ATCs from the first round as an example of how people can work this in with a mixed media background. :)

Cat's Cradle, totally! Please do post them!

CynthiaSillitoe
04-10-2012, 02:38 PM
Because it's a challenge, but a good one. I'm working on being an artist who draws. :) Now if you all hadn't showered, I'd be trying not to breathe at all.

NatashaMay
04-10-2012, 03:08 PM
I'm done! :D Are these ok?

Cat's Cradle
04-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Wowza! Those came out of your blind drawings you showed us? Very cool!

AnnD
04-10-2012, 03:22 PM
WOW, Natasha! Those look absolutely amazing! I love the girl with the crown and the one with the rainbow necklace!

miss
04-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Can I play?

AnnD
04-10-2012, 05:58 PM
Of course! Love to have you, miss!

debs913
04-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Okay this was really HARD! I kept trying to make my faces really large and it felt like they were completely covering the cards. Whoa...NOT! Also, all of them really wanted to look to the left. The one on the brown card I purposely tried to make it look right...and managed everything, but one eyeball which swung WAY left. What's up with that? Here's my batch of "befores".

1 Art Lady
04-10-2012, 09:31 PM
NatashaMay, they are Grrreat!

Deblit
04-10-2012, 10:07 PM
I'd like to try. Sign me up please.

1orange
04-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Sign me up to please!!

AnnD
04-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Oh Deb, I think those could go in all kinds of cool directions!

djl1050, 1orange, and Picky Pie, welcome to the party!

Els
04-10-2012, 11:23 PM
You know I'm in the middle of a move, right? Yeah, well...after a really tough couple of days, I just grabbed some cards, pencils and pens, and started drawing. Inking and colouring to go, I'll have this done in plenty of time, so although I do NOT have time for this, apparently I have time for this. Put my name on the list, plz...

AnnD
04-10-2012, 11:43 PM
LOL. It's good therapy in the middle of a move! So glad you have time for this even though you don't have time for this!

AnnD
04-10-2012, 11:54 PM
P.S. My husband just walked up behind me and made a startled and exclamatory noise at the sight of my pad full of blind drawings, after which, this exchange ensued:

J: "That one is SO GOOD!"
A: "Thanks! I like him."
J: "Of course you can't use him, but he's great."
A: "Why can't I use him?"
J: "He's too good! He looks like you drew him with your eyes open!"
A: [Incredulous look]
J: "Okay, except for the nipple head."

meredithu
04-11-2012, 12:27 AM
J: "Okay, except for the nipple head."


OMG! I cannot possibly go lay down right now and try to go to bed because I am laughing like a hyena!

Els
04-11-2012, 12:56 AM
Okay, I haven't even beGUN your moley yet, Ann, but I just finished four faces. That's right..finished. Sometimes we get inspired. And I promise I did NOT look, not even peak, until the drawing phase was complete. In my defense, I have practiced - and taught - blind drawing for decades. So here they are, Lily, Brad, Old World, and Trustafarian.

Mrs.Alderman
04-11-2012, 01:01 AM
XD!! nipple head what?!?! you must share mr nipple!!!!!!!!!
i started sketching a few and learned i must do them in pen so i cant "fix" them. lol

Els
04-11-2012, 01:06 AM
btw...another method to ensure you don't look is to sit at a table with your paper in your lap on a hard surface (book) UNDER the table. I actually find I do better if I draw while looking at something, there's a connect that happens between my eyes and hand. I used to question it, now I'm just grateful. :-)

Evalila
04-11-2012, 03:52 AM
Oh my, I almost missed this. Can I join?

MelanieS
04-11-2012, 03:53 AM
Cool! Els is in da house! :) I must join Copic sensei! Please add me!

NatashaMay
04-11-2012, 04:23 AM
Els, those are fantastic! :) The blondie is awesome! :D I wanna see the nipple head Ann.:laugh:

1 Art Lady
04-11-2012, 09:53 AM
Els, Love the blond!

AnnD
04-11-2012, 10:33 AM
Els, I love that you have to defend yourself for being too good at this. :laugh: They are fantabulous! And I have it on good authority that I don't mind waiting on the moley to get to have those in the swap! ;)

Evalila and MelanieS, welcome!

I totally know what you mean, Mrs.Alderman! It's very tempting to fix them - but way better when you don't!

playsdolls
04-11-2012, 10:46 AM
i have been gone for awhile and i am just returning ,but I would love to join in this swap if you would allow me to.

AnnD
04-11-2012, 10:49 AM
Of course, playsdolls! I think we traded a very, very long time ago - possibly in a PIF thread. Welcome to the swap!

playsdolls
04-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Thanks AnnD can not wait to get started on the fun.

Genxster
04-11-2012, 01:31 PM
Looks like fun! Please add me.

Els
04-11-2012, 02:16 PM
This is your chance to let that pencil go wild and free, Mellanie! Glad to see you here.

And MelanieS? Your use of "sensei" brought a BIG smile to this face. Thanks!

And thanks for all the kind words, everyone...the blond is my fav, too.

Cat's Cradle
04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Ann, you HAVE to make that guy into an "Elderly Conehead." The top of the head is perfect for a droopy cone. Especially given the reproductive means of the species. ;)

AnnD
04-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Hahaha! I just might! :D

Genxster, I'm so glad to see you here!

Mikesatc
04-11-2012, 03:15 PM
here are my faces.. that i did with my eyes closed

Halla
04-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Sounds like fun, I want to join too. :)

jazzie
04-11-2012, 03:30 PM
Just when I've sworn off ATCs you go and lure me back in with my favorite thing in the whole wide world!

AnnD
04-11-2012, 03:49 PM
Yaaaay! I don't want you to swear off ATCs forever! ;) Seriously, so glad to see you again, jazzie! You, too, halla!

DeepDarkHana
04-11-2012, 04:15 PM
Wow! This seems like so much fun!
May I join, please? :D

AnnD
04-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Absolutely! Welcome, DeepDarkHana! Love your gallery! :)

Mikesatc
04-11-2012, 07:45 PM
hand drawn with my eyes closed

AnnD
04-11-2012, 10:21 PM
Very nice, Mike!

All of you have been inspiring me, so here are my first two:

pschafe1
04-11-2012, 10:26 PM
I think this one will be fun. Please sign me up.

Cat's Cradle
04-11-2012, 10:30 PM
Very nice, Mike!

All of you have been inspiring me, so here are my first two:

Poor baby! I know his pain, but mine did not originate from a toy.

AnnD
04-11-2012, 10:35 PM
Welcome, pschafe1!

1orange
04-11-2012, 11:29 PM
AnnD, those are cool cards, plus Mikesatc your cards are too.

SunTrade
04-12-2012, 12:58 AM
me me me! ! I think I will have a glass of wine ... I am always uptight about perfect lines!

renren16
04-12-2012, 09:15 AM
Oh this sounds so fun <3 Please sign me up if there's still a free spot. :)

debs913
04-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Here are my first batch of cards.
1. Mr Lee
2. "Betty could not explain her deep attachment to the film 'Planet of the Apes'."
3. "Despite bedroom eyes and a unique fashion sense, George had trouble getting dates due to his obsessive bubble gum habit."
4. "CSI Niedermayer is an expert on blood spatter and prints and has a remarkable mustache." (I also experimented with my first handmade polymer clay stamp.)

AnnD
04-12-2012, 10:01 AM
BayBird, SunTrade, and renren16, welcome aboard! BayBird, I am so sorry I missed you the first time!

debs, those are so fun! I love the way you turned mouths into gum and facial hair!

debs913
04-12-2012, 11:02 AM
Those are fab, Baybird. Love the purple hair lady :D

NatashaMay
04-12-2012, 11:30 AM
AnnD, Debs and Baybird. You did a fantastic job! :D

AnnD
04-12-2012, 11:42 AM
So, so fun, BayBird! Love the Statue of Liberty hair on the first one!

nanner
04-12-2012, 12:37 PM
You folks make this look so easy (and purdy!) Good work, people. Deb, your Mr. Lee was a perfect use of that pout.

I'm (not so) secretly hoping someone channels :elvis: via blind drawing (ahem!) Jason saw nipple head, I saw pompadour. :D

Cat's Cradle
04-12-2012, 12:53 PM
Nanner, where you saw pompadour and Jason saw nipple-head, I saw flaccid conehead. :wideeyed:

nanner
04-12-2012, 06:25 PM
HA! :biglaugh: That rules, Kitty!

themuppet
04-12-2012, 06:47 PM
and I saw tumor. Maybe a tumor with a cute face.

nanner
04-12-2012, 06:48 PM
You would. :dull:

themuppet
04-12-2012, 06:50 PM
I know. :(

meredithu
04-12-2012, 06:52 PM
OKay, I wasn't going to share, but now I think I should...

I saw a boob that perhaps had too much volleyball and the saline implant had gone awry.

SPIKE!

nanner
04-12-2012, 06:55 PM
MATCH POINT!

AnnD
04-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Pfft. Why does anyone bother with rorshach when they could use blind drawings?!

Cat's Cradle
04-12-2012, 07:37 PM
We should all print Ann's "noodlehead" and finish it as a hostie gift. Without showing them till after she opens the envie. :P

ReverieJJ
04-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Nice faces everyone! I better do up some of mine....

nanner
04-12-2012, 08:28 PM
We should all print Ann's "noodlehead" and finish it as a hostie gift. Without showing them till after she opens the envie. :P

:idea: Brilliant!

AnnD
04-12-2012, 08:59 PM
Hahahaha! That would be pretty hilarious!

debs913
04-13-2012, 09:15 AM
Okay, which post has the nipplehead? :D

Halla
04-13-2012, 09:33 AM
We should all print Ann's "noodlehead" and finish it as a hostie gift. Without showing them till after she opens the envie. :P

Is it post #70 you are referring to?

Sounds like a fun idea!

AnnD
04-13-2012, 09:57 AM
It is post #70!

Boekwrm
04-13-2012, 10:32 AM
I am way too scared to join this swap, but my BCM (BlindContouringMuze) talked me into it, so, if you will have me, I'll have to join, she forces me! She fell in love with Mr Nipplehead...

Help!

AnnD
04-13-2012, 11:13 AM
LMAO! Your BCM is a very wise Muze indeed. Don't be scared, Boekwrm. You can make lots and lots and lots of blind drawings and play with them all you like before you pick the ones to submit. You will absolutely love it! And I'm putting you in right now before you change your mind!

Boekwrm
04-13-2012, 12:09 PM
98595BCM is doing happy dance...

Maineatc
04-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Please sign me up. Thanks

AnnD
04-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Absolutely! Welcome, Maineatc!

Deblit
04-13-2012, 07:03 PM
Ok. Here goes nuttin' .

AnnD
04-13-2012, 07:13 PM
Hahaha! Fun play(s) on words!

Cat's Cradle
04-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Hey Ann! I told my kids about their upcoming blind drawing exercise and they are excited.

Delbert (9) is planning to draw Sami (7) while she, in turn, draws him. Simultaneously. Should be interesting. They keep asking if they can look at the card while they color them. :biglaugh: I told them yes, but I should have said no just to see the looks on their faces. They also want to finish your nipple-head drawing just for fun.

I've already decided that for my cards, I'm gonna look at my kids and draw their faces. And the nipple-head, of course.

AnnD
04-13-2012, 08:39 PM
How fun does that sound?!

For the past two years, we've done blind drawing games on my birthday. Helps give my parents something to do instead of having awkward divorce and remarriage and extra kids and more remarriage dynamics, which are NOT my idea of birthday fun.

TherapeuticArt
04-13-2012, 08:40 PM
If there is still room, I would like to join (she said rather timidly). This looks like alot of fun and challenging!

AnnD
04-13-2012, 08:41 PM
There is room, and I demand that you join (she answered extremely boldly). It's totally fun - and addictive!

tjs
04-13-2012, 09:59 PM
AnnD this is just for me... the challenged ARTist ;) I believe I can do this! Sign me up please

AnnD
04-13-2012, 10:24 PM
Excellent! Welcome, tjs and chanelledcreations!

theweavershand
04-13-2012, 11:10 PM
woohoo! blind drawing with Ann! quick...sign me up before all the slots are gone!!

AnnD
04-14-2012, 01:16 AM
Just in the nick of time, Amy!

theweavershand
04-14-2012, 02:29 AM
whew! just made it! woohoo!

AnnD
04-14-2012, 10:02 AM
You got it! Welcome aboard, the girl with starry eyes!

Phoenix
04-14-2012, 01:03 PM
May I be player #50?

AnnD
04-14-2012, 01:15 PM
Of course! Welcome aboard, Phoenix!

catladybj
04-14-2012, 01:17 PM
ACK! can you waitlist me? I just got alll the way thru the thread and saw that Phoenix beat me out!
there sure is some awesome art here for being blind~!!!

AnnD
04-14-2012, 02:29 PM
Welcome, catladybj! You'll be the first on the waiting list!

TherapeuticArt
04-14-2012, 08:13 PM
I made my first card, and it was REALLY FUN!!! Cant wait to do more tomorrow. I am glad I signed up when I did, I just made it into the swap. Cheers!!

amyfaerie
04-14-2012, 08:53 PM
mine are in the gallery . . . fun to make; it's been a long time since i drew anything, blind or not! :D

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/237/large/1_blind_atc_3.jpeg

AnnD
04-14-2012, 10:47 PM
Those are RIDICULOUS! Love, love, love them, Amy! It's great to see your art in the gallery again!

therapeuticart, it's super fun, right? So glad you're enjoying it!

theweavershand
04-14-2012, 10:55 PM
so happy that Amy is back! you were missed and so was your fabulous art!! love these!

locatray
04-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Amy- Your series for this swap is awesome!!!

SunTrade
04-14-2012, 11:45 PM
Mine are almost ready .... will post soon. This was so liberating for me!

I did not think I cold do it!

locatray
04-15-2012, 12:12 AM
My 4 will hit the mail to you on Monday. Here's one...

AnnD
04-15-2012, 12:50 AM
Can't wait to see, SunTrade! locatray, she's wonderful!

NatashaMay
04-15-2012, 06:09 AM
These are all fantastic guys! Baybird, your tennis player is too funny! :D

Halla
04-15-2012, 07:29 AM
Here is my set of cards.

ArtsyLady
04-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Fun, Fun, Fun

Amy, Locatray, Baybird and Halla...Those are why this is one of the fun-est swap themes ever.... I've got a sheet filled on both sides with blinds..I want to start on these like RIGHT now, but I have to finish up a couple other things first...

ReverieJJ
04-15-2012, 09:00 AM
these are all awesome! :notworthy:

JavaZarf
04-15-2012, 09:44 AM
please put me on the waiting list

debs913
04-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Oh my gosh, what a cool bunch of drawings! Amy, love your style...your faces are so whimsical and the backgrounds are to die for! Locatray love how you took the "sharp" features to make a tough babe with tattoo :D Baybird, yours are grand...and no background is needed for number 3...he's pretty cool as is. Halla the lumberjack made me laugh out loud :D

AnnD
04-15-2012, 02:44 PM
OMG, that tennis player is too adorable! Love those, BayBird!

Halla, I am a great lover of long faces. Those are fantastic!

JavaZarf, I will put you down!

SunTrade
04-15-2012, 04:09 PM
OK Here are mine. Hope they are not too simple. This was sort of liberating for me! I remember having a drawing class where we did this sort of stuff.

I was going through the thread and Ann I went crazy about your lady in the tub , just LOVE her!

AnnD
04-15-2012, 04:26 PM
Those are really fun, SunTrade! I love the yellow shirt!

Els
04-16-2012, 02:45 AM
More emerge every time I'm stuck somewhere, waiting. A WHOLE lotta people serving as inspiration. I didn't realise you wanted to see the before pics, too, but will scan before I colour from now on, though there's no real difference in mine between the basic drawing and the coloured version.

1 Art Lady
04-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Awesome awesome cards everyone! Had to catch up looking at them all this morning!

AnnD
04-16-2012, 10:30 AM
Els, the "before" shots are entirely optional, but I think people do enjoy seeing them. :)

AnnD
04-16-2012, 12:03 PM
The first cards have arrived! Mikesatcs, your cards are here, safe and sound.

JavaZarf
04-16-2012, 03:47 PM
annd, you didnt mean put me down like, euthanize me?
i mean it would be ok at this point as i am in the next to the last day of tax season and stressed to the max
just wanted to clarify
ha ha
just kidding
a bit insane today

JavaZarf
04-16-2012, 03:47 PM
i mean insaner

AnnD
04-16-2012, 04:33 PM
LMAO! I think I meant "Hand that woman a drink!" Does this mean you get to take tomorrow off? I hope???

DeepDarkHana
04-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Here my cards are if anyone wants to see :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=296641

AnnD
04-16-2012, 06:14 PM
Of course we want to see! They're darling!

1orange
04-17-2012, 12:16 AM
those are so cool DeepDarkHana.
Plus AnnD could I please have your address, my cards are ready to send.

AnnD
04-17-2012, 10:45 AM
I'll PM you!

Els
04-17-2012, 04:08 PM
I want you to know just how wicked you are to have started me doing this again. Now go get in your vehicle and drive west until you get to my house, bring your gloves and work clothes, and any anti-inflammatories you might need after helping me pack and move rather than sitting and drawing! Wicked, wicked Ann...

AnnD
04-17-2012, 05:02 PM
*Cackles behind throw pillow*

I'm so sorry, Els! I'm sure I didn't mean to be so wicked! ;)

djl, your cards arrived today!

TherapeuticArt
04-17-2012, 08:18 PM
I semi- agree with Els!! I made 4 cards and all I think about is making more..........but who would want them? Anyway, they are wicked-fun to make and thank you for making me step outside my comfort zone and stretch!! 3 cards came out "ok" and one- very cool. I may need to "practice" more and make a couple more of them before I send you what I made. Cheers!!

AnnD
04-17-2012, 09:34 PM
During the first swap, there were a bunch of people doing private trades for their extras. HotMamaRama must have made 10 cards - and they were fabulous!

AnnD
04-18-2012, 03:13 PM
locatray, your cards are here!

Cat's Cradle
04-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Printed off your "noodle-head" last night, and my youngest (2 1/2 yrs) snagged a sheet and started coloring. She immediately saw Avatar Aang and started trying to draw the arrow tattoos! No pics, though, as Bug also has hidden her art from me.

AnnD
04-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Hahahaha! Classic.

maggiebloom
04-18-2012, 04:50 PM
Not sure I'll make the A list, but add me to the wait list and I'll be happy to play at the last minute if necessary! TY

ArtDuJunque
04-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Ann, i agree with els. You are a brat. I did cards like that for my first abstract swap and now i wanna do more. I may do that for pochadivas its a colored face world swap since youre all full up.

AnnD
04-18-2012, 05:16 PM
maggiebloom, I will put you on the waiting list!

Essy
04-19-2012, 03:05 AM
Great idea for a swap! I will work on some just for the fun of it...may I be put on the waiting list just in case a spot opens up, please :)

AnnD
04-19-2012, 09:58 AM
Absolutely! I'll add you to the list, Essy!

Essy
04-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Thank you Ann!

shayNOLA
04-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Here's one... fun exercise! I drew several and was surprised at how similar they all were. I had to concentrate on doing different expressions or styles. Another great swap for improving, Ann! The ATC is titled, "Misplaced'.

AnnD
04-19-2012, 09:42 PM
She's wonderful! And I know exactly what you mean about the similarities among drawings. You can try doing them with reference photos,too. I did a blind Spock today that almost kind of looked like Spock. You know. Almost. ;)

Aidee
04-19-2012, 10:19 PM
I'd like to be added to the wait list for this swap!
It sounds so fun!

AnnD
04-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Picky Pie, those are a joy! I love how happy Martha looks to be all neckid!

chanelledcreations, those are so much fun! I'm guessing the first one is the alien, the middle one is the cheeseburger guy, and last one is the beauty salon lady??? *Crosses fingers*

AnnD
04-20-2012, 11:58 AM
Wooo! *Does high kick*

SunTrade
04-20-2012, 12:41 PM
The artwork here is great!

AnnD
04-20-2012, 01:24 PM
amyfaerie and SunTrade, your cards are here and looking fantastic!

locatray
04-22-2012, 01:38 AM
Picky- I dig that "Teenager" card.

AnnD
04-23-2012, 01:01 PM
Deb, your cards have arrived!

CynthiaSillitoe
04-23-2012, 01:46 PM
I spent the morning drawing and scanning faces. Tomorrow I'll see if I can turn them into something. :) It's definitely been fun so far!

ArtDuJunque
04-23-2012, 02:19 PM
I know I'm not in this swap but it was such a fun idea that I had to make a couple. Here they are....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/6958843632_fdbfc71aba_m.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/6958843634_0dbdaf4580_m.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/6958843636_e004c3b8ac_m.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/6958843644_c7b1e0416c_m.jpg

meredithu
04-23-2012, 03:07 PM
Artdujunque-GENIous!! You might get some 1-1 trades off of those!!!

miss
04-23-2012, 04:48 PM
Mailed my cards today.

Love your cards, ArtDuJunque!

NatashaMay
04-23-2012, 04:49 PM
Great cards, ArtDuJunque! :D

MelanieS
04-23-2012, 10:58 PM
Here are mine...going in the mail in the next few days!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/large/1_img471.jpg

AnnD
04-24-2012, 10:34 AM
MelanieS, I will let you know as soon as they get here. They're so cool, and I love Medusa's expression!

ArtDuJunque, you may not be in the swap, but your cards are a huge hit! :D

pschafe1
04-24-2012, 10:46 AM
This swap was so much fun....I thought I posted my cards, but alas, I must not have hit the right button. Anyway, here are my cards that are in the mail. I busted out the color pencils and had a blast.

NatashaMay
04-24-2012, 11:25 AM
Fantastic faces, guys! :)

AnnD
04-24-2012, 02:27 PM
OMG, how adorable is Brenda?!

ReverieJJ
04-25-2012, 08:04 PM
Is it acceptable to have one not entirely in color? Perhaps partial color or dare I , just black and white? Just one?:err: Maybe?

themuppet
04-25-2012, 08:08 PM
(my favorite blind drawing EVER was in black/white/gray... just sayin' ;) )

ReverieJJ
04-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Well the first ever swap that I participated in, I made all my ATC's black and white. A few participants seemed to like them. I seem to recall AnnD was one of them ;)

son_in_aquarius
04-25-2012, 09:15 PM
Well the first ever swap that I participated in, I made all my ATC's black and white. A few participants seemed to like them. I seem to recall AnnD was one of them ;)

I frequently use Zentangle inspired bits in my art, and I actually prefer to work in black and white...or at least monochrome!

AnnD
04-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Oh yeah, totally, JJ! I have one in gray scale by that same artist muppet is alluding to (I'm pretty sure), and it rules!

themuppet
04-25-2012, 10:17 PM
STABBO!

AnnD
04-25-2012, 10:58 PM
STABBO!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/389/large/1_Blind_Eyes.jpg

nanner
04-26-2012, 12:38 PM
LOVE! BK can stabbo my eyes anyday. :D

AnnD
04-26-2012, 12:42 PM
Mine, too. I miss BigKay. Sigh.

Know what I don't miss? Mail days with no goodies in the box! Gorgeous goodies in from pschafe1, Picky Pie, miss, 1orange, and chanelledcreations!

AnnD
04-26-2012, 02:43 PM
My pleasure!

ReverieJJ
04-26-2012, 07:46 PM
Okay then. Here's a little taste. It's not quite finished yet. Before and after:

meredithu
04-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Reverie- de-lish!

debs913
04-26-2012, 08:07 PM
JJ that is wonderful! I'm sure no one else wants black/white/grey...right...so I can have it...RIGHT? RIGHT???!!! CACKLE! :notworthy::mask:

ReverieJJ
04-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Haha well maybe I'll do more than one like that hmmm?:biglaugh:

AnnD
04-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Really cool, JJ!

Mrs.Alderman
04-26-2012, 10:41 PM
here are my blindys, there not lined up, but i dont think its too difficult to tell which goes where. i had alot of fun making these. it was nice to be more... abstract ^U^

pixiecorpse
04-27-2012, 03:47 AM
wooo look at all the gorgeous faces in here!
i know its a long shot but please can I sneak onto the waiting list :D

meredithu
04-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Wow Alderman- that pink haired lady is like an Avatar chica!! Cool work!

ReverieJJ
04-27-2012, 08:14 AM
I especially like the scientist! Nice cards!

nanner
04-27-2012, 12:10 PM
Nicely done, people!

debs913
04-27-2012, 01:26 PM
Mrs. A. I snorted my diet cherry coke laughing at your faces! Wonderful...choke...cough

1orange
04-27-2012, 05:37 PM
I can't wait to see what cards I get back!

sunkissed
04-27-2012, 06:52 PM
I know I joined too late to sign up for this swap, but it sounded so much fun I tried it anyways. Here's my go at it. Thanks for getting me out of my faces-rut! I hope I can join the next one :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20310/large/1_blind_drawing_s.jpg

1orange
04-27-2012, 08:42 PM
She is very pretty

pixiecorpse
04-28-2012, 08:44 AM
She's great sunkissed! At least if you don't get in you've got awesome tradeables!!!

poonwugget
04-28-2012, 10:15 AM
You'll have to do this swap again, it looks super fun.

AnnD
04-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Thanks, poonwugget! I'm sure I will.

sunkissed, she's fabulous!

Mrs.Alderman
04-28-2012, 02:35 PM
XD thanks everyone, some fun faces floating in here ^^

AnnD
04-28-2012, 06:57 PM
OMG, how did I miss your faces, Mrs.Alderman?! They are hilarious! Love the girl in glasses! And that SCIENTIST! :biglaugh:

NatashaMay
04-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Love them all, Mrs Alderman.! :D

CynthiaSillitoe
04-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Two down, two to go. :)

AnnD
04-29-2012, 10:14 PM
Go Cynthia!

I did a blind drawing of a family friend yesterday at a Magic tournament. In the end, I'm not sure whether he was amused or horrified. I heard him asking someone else later, "I don't really look like that, do I?" LOL!

Russell
04-30-2012, 06:52 AM
Go Cynthia!

I did a blind drawing of a family friend yesterday at a Magic tournament. In the end, I'm not sure whether he was amused or horrified. I heard him asking someone else later, "I don't really look like that, do I?" LOL!

And did they reply "yes, yes you do look just like that"?

kat
04-30-2012, 07:34 AM
Looks like I missed out on this one. I didn't get my drawings finished before you were full. Nevertheless, I was inspired and started the 3 Blind Mice Swap.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1227848#post1227848

Perhaps, you'll join us.
Take care.
kat

AnnD
04-30-2012, 11:31 AM
Those mice are so cute, kat! What a clever idea!

Russell, alas, no. They reassured him. Jerks.

CynthiaSillitoe
04-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Ok, just checking....if the faces are hand-drawn, it's ok if there's mixed media? Mine seem to want found poetry with them.

AnnD
04-30-2012, 02:50 PM
Absolutely! Go for it!

CynthiaSillitoe
04-30-2012, 02:52 PM
Ok, thanks. :)

TherapeuticArt
04-30-2012, 09:05 PM
My cards went postal today! I hope they arrive soon!

AnnD
04-30-2012, 09:06 PM
I will keep my eyes open and let you know as soon as they're here!

MelanieS, your cards have arrived! :D

Mrs.Alderman
05-01-2012, 12:15 PM
i will be mailing tomorrow

AnnD
05-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Awesome! I'll let you know when they land!

DeepDarkHana, your cards are here!

CynthiaSillitoe
05-01-2012, 01:05 PM
Mine are done. I hope to get them scanned and in the mail. They were a blast to make! :)

AnnD
05-01-2012, 04:31 PM
They really are so fun. I might have to make another one tonight. It's all stormy and nasty and depressing here!

Russell
05-02-2012, 10:49 AM
I have my blind starts done (took a moment and drew them this morning) now just waiting for them to speak to me so they can tell me who they are.

nanner
05-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Russell, I am digging the 'stache already!

My blindys for the sharing (and my first blindys ever!) They scanned a little freaky cuz I'm at my seester's and her scanner hates me.

The faces were no-peeky, and then I just went with it on the rest. Out came a Tibetan Monk, an ant party in the pants, and Quasimodo. Naturally. :dull:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_nan_blindys_monk.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_nan_blindys_ants.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_nan_blindys_hunch.jpg

themuppet
05-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Holy crap, McNanner! Those are fantastic!

AnnD
05-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Seriously, Nopants. Those are brilliant!

Russell, you have some hilarious starts there. I want to see what happens to Mr. 'Stache!

Russell
05-02-2012, 03:35 PM
Russell, you have some hilarious starts there. I want to see what happens to Mr. 'Stache!

me too!

1orange
05-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Amazing that's all I can say!

debs913
05-02-2012, 03:57 PM
Party Pants. OHMIGOSH I love it nanner.

Russell your blind draws look better than most of my "see" draws. You talented guy, you :D

1 Art Lady
05-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Waiting to see what crops up! Russell, they look like you have some great "wiggle" room! Can't wait to see! I have been drawing the kids at school... not happy yet, but they are all wondering why I am staring at them! Ha!

AnnD
05-02-2012, 08:32 PM
LOL. Drawing them without peeking is the best reason ever!

ReverieJJ
05-02-2012, 08:48 PM
whoa Nanner cool artz. :-)

CynthiaSillitoe
05-03-2012, 01:37 PM
Ok, I had way too much fun with these. I probably won't get them in the mail until next week, but here are the scans:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_face27.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_missinghim.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_face33.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_outofpity.jpg

CynthiaSillitoe
05-03-2012, 01:38 PM
And these:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_face23.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_guru.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_face22.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_shewasacowardbut.jpg

debs913
05-03-2012, 02:21 PM
Cynthia those are great! I love the style. Nice job!

1orange
05-03-2012, 03:50 PM
I like the red and green cards before you re-touched them up, I'm weird that way, they just look good to me.

CynthiaSillitoe
05-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Cynthia those are great! I love the style. Nice job!

It's the sharpie you sent me, so they should be good. :)


I like the red and green cards before you re-touched them up, I'm weird that way, they just look good to me.

I did, too, but they were a little too minimal. (They're a lot smaller than the scans.)