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DADAology
05-12-2008, 05:26 PM
THE ART OF NICK BANTOCK - HAND DRAWN ART SWAP

GREAT PLACE TO LOOK FOR EXAMPLES OF HIS DRAWN ART IS IN HIS BOOK "ARTFUL DODGER" AND ANY OF HIS POP-UP BOOKS.

Sign-up/Withdraw by: 30 June 2008
Cards Due: No later than 15 Aug
# Players: unlimited US - 5 International
# of Cards: 3/3 or 6/6

15 iTrader pts required to join this swap.

When I first picked up a copy of Griffin and Sabine I was hooked, even before knowing that there would be books to follow. I found that I would get angry, wondering why this guy didn’t hurry and release another book, never occurring to me at the time that perhaps he hadn’t actually written another book! Thank goodness he did. The hook for me was the mystery of it all, the strange art was just icing on the cake!

This Swap is all about his ILLUSTRATED art. Please before signing up, if you are not familiar with his work please check out his web site; www.nickbantock.com .

This swap is for Hand Drawn art only. Submitted on good quality card stock or watercolor paper. Art can be done using pen and ink, acrylics, colored pencil etc. Please submit quality work and put your art in plastic sleeves for their protection.

Put your address on your return envelope with the same amount of postage you used to mail your cards to me. Your user name and the swap name should be on both your envelope and cards.

Swap will not be held for late cards.

No more than 5 International Players for this swap. I will pay for return postage on International Players. An extra card would be appreciated but not necessary to join.

Please PM me as well as requesting to join in the thread.

Names in RED have arrived,

1 me
2 gourdhead1997 - KY
3 Rooskie - NB
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International Players
1 Stormarela - Canada
2 Wendy - the Netherlands
3 kylieluvsart - Australia
4 Bright-Spark - Scotland
5 Merlinprincess - Quebec
5 rKolig - Ontario

stormarela
05-14-2008, 01:42 PM
Please add me to the list. Thanks!

Wendy
05-14-2008, 04:37 PM
I would like to join too!!!

DADAology
05-14-2008, 05:16 PM
have you both down....and welcome.
Annette

kylieluvsart
05-14-2008, 07:27 PM
time to stretch my wings a bit more. Can I sign up please?

gourdhead1997
05-14-2008, 07:41 PM
Yaaayyy! Sign me up please. I love Nick Bantock.

DADAology
05-15-2008, 12:17 PM
You are added and so glad you like him. Can't wait to see your cards.

DADAology
05-15-2008, 12:19 PM
oops, welcome you too kylieluvsart.

kylieluvsart
05-15-2008, 10:26 PM
though I hadn't heard of nick bantock after looking at his website looks like such a wonderful challenge!! I am really looking forward too it!

DADAology
05-17-2008, 12:00 AM
If you know anyone that might like this swap give them a shout and have the come take a look.....

kylieluvsart
05-25-2008, 08:53 PM
I need an address ..................I have finished.

Wendy
05-26-2008, 08:08 AM
I need an address ..................I have finished.

Wow ... I'm curious! Would you like to show your cards? I ordered some 'research-material' and am still waiting for it to arrive!

DADAology
06-04-2008, 01:55 PM
Well we are looking mighty slim here.....lets talk this one to the top for a few days.....

I received Kylie's cards yesterday....nice cards....Thanks for the painting of the racoon...too cute...

invite a friend to join....we need more people....

stormarela
06-04-2008, 07:24 PM
There is lots of time, I am sure there are lots more Nick Bantock fans out there, just waiting to join us. I think seeing some examples would help.

DADAology
06-05-2008, 10:58 AM
I think you are right, I will try to find some of his work and load it for starters....good idea Stormarela...

goatgoddess
06-05-2008, 12:55 PM
opps - I posted a update to the wrong thread :shocked: <g>

stormarela
06-09-2008, 08:24 AM
Last night, I flipped through Griffin & Sabine and drew these cards, trying to get as close to Bantock's style as possible. I'm not sure if these are the ones I am going to submit, as I feel like drawing some more of them. These figures are fun!

DADAology
06-09-2008, 08:52 AM
Great cards! I love the parrot!

Wendy
06-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Today I received "The Artful Dodger" from Bantock ... wow ... great book! Thanks DADAology (again), for starting this swap! I'm getting to know a whole 'new world'! ;)

gourdhead1997
06-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Just checking in to see what's up. Great cards, Stormarela. I have been busy with some other swaps, but have them all finished. Looking forward to getting started on this one.

DADAology
06-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Glad to introduce people to art they hadn't seen before. His is very different. I have have most of his books with the exception of the childrens books. Guess I need to get some of those too.

I have been putting off this one - but need to get started too. Lets chat this one up a bit so we might draw more artist in.....

stormarela
06-11-2008, 02:20 PM
Once you start looking at the books, you see there is such a broad range of directions you can go for this swap. The paintings are beautiful, and of course, extremely imaginative!

Bright-Spark
06-11-2008, 02:55 PM
Can I just check if we can add some colour to our drawings?

If yes, and you are willing to have me, please sign me up.

Wendy
06-12-2008, 01:39 PM
Finished my first card for this swap. Picked a dodo from the internet, and tried to draw it as Bantock drew a hyena in his "Averse to Beasts". Picked a dodo because to me its the kind of bird Bantock could have chosen to draw too.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=18243&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=18243" target="blank)

DADAology
06-12-2008, 04:27 PM
Of course - color is a good thing Bright-Spark....Welcome to the swap

stormarela
06-12-2008, 04:41 PM
Finished my first card for this swap. Picked a dodo from the internet, and tried to draw it as Bantock drew a hyena in his "Averse of Beasts". Picked a dodo because to me its the kind of bird Bantock could have chosen to draw too.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=18243&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=18243" target="blank)

I love the Dodo!

gourdhead1997
06-13-2008, 05:04 PM
Awesome, Wendy! The Dodo is Terrific!!!

Wendy
06-15-2008, 03:04 PM
Thanks, stormarela and gourdhead1997!! I keep showing my cards in the thread ... maybe it gives someone the idea this might be a fun-swap to join!!!!

The left card is based on Bantock's "Jabberwocky" and oysters from Bantock's "The Walrus and the Carpenter" walk over his snout. The right card is based on an illustration in Bantock's "Sabine's Notebook".

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19159&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=19159" target="blank) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19158&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=19158" target="blank)

DADAology
06-16-2008, 10:22 AM
Wow these are amazing!!!

AND A GREAT IDEA...

DADAology
06-16-2008, 01:46 PM
I think I posted before that I had most of his books except the pop-up books, but oh my I believe they are the best as far as his drawing. I brought "Artful Dodger" to work with me today, I hadn't looked at it for awhile, and saw the section on his pop-up books.....I guess NOW I need to do some ordering AGAIN!!!

Wendy
06-16-2008, 03:18 PM
I think I posted before that I had most of his books except the pop-up books, but oh my I believe they are the best as far as his drawing. I brought "Artful Dodger" to work with me today, I hadn't looked at it for awhile, and saw the section on his pop-up books.....I guess NOW I need to do some ordering AGAIN!!!

:laugh: You made me order, Annette! Loved the art on his website. I searched and searched on the internet for his books (plus reasonable shippingcosts to the Netherlands) ... because over here people in serious bookstores didn't have a clue what I was talking about! I found "The Artful Dodger" ... it's a great book! I found the first three of Griffin&Sabine ... wonderful! And yes, I couldn't help myself ... had to have them ... Saturday the last three of Griffin&Sabine arrived! So, go ordering ... his pop-ups! :laugh:

DADAology
06-17-2008, 01:22 PM
Stormarela's cool cards arrived yesterday.....and a big thank you for the extra card!!

I posted a card to the gallery, I'm still working on the rest...

DADAology
06-17-2008, 01:37 PM
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This is my first card. I have drawn several just need to color them.

DADAology
06-17-2008, 01:46 PM
Wendy so glad you found his books ......and yes the artful dodger is so great.....I haven't ordered yet but soon!

EraserQueen
06-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Your swap has prompted be to order these books from the library! I'll read them and then see what happens card-wise!

RoOskie
06-17-2008, 03:25 PM
DADAology...you talked me into it!!! I had a difficult time thinking of what I would do but I have some ideas now. Cant guarantee it will be the vision of what's in my head but will do my best!!! Wish me luck - RoOskie

DADAology
06-17-2008, 04:51 PM
EQ - you will be hooked. If you can get his pop-up books and for sure try to get The Artful Dodger.....they have is illustrations in them.....

Rooskie....welcome....and as above try to look at some of those books for inspiration.

Merlinprincesse
06-18-2008, 01:20 PM
OK! This one is too nice too! I almost have finished my Nick Bantock collages and I see there is still a place for international..... So can I play? :wubclub:

DADAology
06-18-2008, 01:34 PM
merlinprincesses...you are in.....

rkolig
06-19-2008, 10:17 AM
Oooh, sign me up. I can't resist.

DADAology
06-19-2008, 11:59 AM
yeah - rkolig you are in.....
Invite a friend or three!!

RoOskie
06-19-2008, 05:20 PM
Here are my first two cards. I hope they work for this swap. It was challenging for me but loved it! Hope you like them. Titled: Butterfly in Purgatory, and Spider in Purgatory.

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DADAology
06-20-2008, 09:09 AM
both are great, love the spider....

DADAology
06-23-2008, 11:02 AM
This weekend I drew several more....but still need to color....it gets addictive after awhile.....

RoOskie
06-26-2008, 12:40 PM
Here is my latest card for this swap. Titled: Beetle in Purgatory.

Annette - They are on their way today!!! Thanks

RoOskie
06-26-2008, 12:42 PM
I always submit reply before I attach the pic. Grrrr:wacko:

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DADAology
06-26-2008, 03:29 PM
great cards

RoOskie
06-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Cards are going in the mail today!!! - RoOskie

DADAology
06-30-2008, 08:55 AM
I'll let you know when they arrive

DADAology
07-03-2008, 10:53 AM
Just to update. I have received cards from:
Rooskie
Stormarela
Wendy
kylieluvsart

all thanks for the extra cards....

Merlinprincesse
07-20-2008, 11:32 PM
Well, my cards are finished. Still have to scan them. Will show and send them on Tuesday! :)

Merlinprincesse
07-23-2008, 12:47 AM
Here are my cards. One is for you, DADA! :)

Wendy
07-23-2008, 05:40 AM
Cool cards, Merlinprincesse!

DADAology
07-23-2008, 09:19 AM
Merlin those are WONDERFUL......AND THANK YOU! Gosh those are really cool! Can't wait to see them!!

Merlinprincesse
07-23-2008, 09:33 AM
*blushing* Thanks Wendy and Dada! ;)
I have made 4 in each set. One I kept, 2 for the swap and 1 for exchange... I had so much fun making those that I think I'm going to make more... When I will be on vacation in August!

DADAology
07-23-2008, 05:58 PM
WE Need to talk.....I love those cards....too cool!

Merlinprincesse
07-23-2008, 08:48 PM
Hheheh... I have an offer for ya! Will pm you! :)

Merlinprincesse
07-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Forget to tell.... Cards have been sent yesterday. Please keep me posted (hehehehe) when they arrive!

gourdhead1997
07-26-2008, 09:52 PM
Okay ladies, I have mine done! Check 'em out in my gallery.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=536

DADAology
07-28-2008, 09:21 AM
They are GREAT! Can't wait to see them in person.

DADAology
07-30-2008, 09:14 PM
This is just an FYI for you....The little ole man that lives up the street ran into and knocked over my mailbox Sunday. I have yet to talk to his insurance company or get a new one up. I don't get off in time in the evening and so far haven't been able to get up early enough to go before work....so if you mailed your cards they may be here and if so I will let you know as soon as I get my mail.

Annette

Merlinprincesse
07-30-2008, 10:57 PM
OH MY GOD!!! My card were mailed! I hope they were not in the mailbox! All scrunched! :(

DADAology
08-01-2008, 09:14 AM
No nothing in the box....LOL
I picked up the mail yesterday and only 1 envelope and it was for another swap. I will try to get to the post office in the morning again. Until it is fixed I will have to go to the post office....and that is a chore as they close before I get home from work....

Merlinprincesse
08-01-2008, 10:51 AM
Triple phew! :jiggy: Life can be crazy sometimes!!!!

Bright-Spark
08-06-2008, 03:49 AM
In the post (with collage cards).....

All watercolours, hope they are okay, and arrive on time!!

Merlinprincesse
08-06-2008, 09:58 AM
Beautiful cards, Bright Spark!

DADAology
08-06-2008, 10:00 AM
Ditto
Bright Spark

DADAology
08-08-2008, 01:29 AM
Merlin your amazing cards arrived! Thank you so much for the extra card....I have changed my mind 50 times! LOL

Merlinprincesse
08-08-2008, 08:18 AM
Hheheh! And wich one do you finally keep? Just curious...

DADAology
08-08-2008, 09:45 AM
Still haven't made up my mind......LOL

kylieluvsart
08-09-2008, 02:36 AM
Bright spark they are tops!

DADAology
08-12-2008, 02:13 AM
Gourdy yours arrived today and they are just too great. I love the lizard thing...., no the giraffe, no the meerkat, Oh okay I love them all!!!! LOL

gourdhead1997
08-12-2008, 11:46 PM
Thank goodness they got there on time. I cut it a little too close for comfort. So glad you like them.

DADAology
08-18-2008, 08:02 PM
All Cards are here and I will swap them out this week. I am off to leave your itrader.....
Annette

egod
08-18-2008, 08:08 PM
I can hardly wait to see what I get!

kylieluvsart
08-19-2008, 04:36 AM
yippy!!!!:D:yes:

Merlinprincesse
08-19-2008, 07:30 AM
Yeah!!!! :cool:

DADAology
08-19-2008, 12:40 PM
ps
don't forget to leave rep pts for your returns. thanks

DADAology
08-25-2008, 01:05 AM
They are ready to go in the mail. I will run by the post office tomorrow after work.......yeahhhh

kylieluvsart
08-25-2008, 05:00 AM
can't wait!

DADAology
08-27-2008, 11:56 PM
They are in the mail.....yeah.......be on the look out!!!!
Did I miss rep pts for anyone. I gave them out a few days ago.
Annette

Let me tell each of you what a pleasure it was to host you in this swap. I will do this one again.
Annette

kylieluvsart
08-28-2008, 04:51 AM
yeah! can't wait thanks for the swap Annette!

RoOskie
08-30-2008, 08:44 PM
cards received today from: DADAology, Bright-Spark, and Stormarela

Thanks everyone fo doing an awesome job!!!

Wendy
09-02-2008, 06:42 AM
Received my cards this morning! Beautiful work by merlinprincesse, DADAology and gourdhead1997! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful swap, Annette!

DADAology
09-02-2008, 02:03 PM
I'm so glad they are arriving.

Merlinprincesse
09-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Yeah! Beautiful cards received today from Gourdhead1997, Stormarela and Dadaology. Thanks a lot to all! :)

gourdhead1997
09-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Yaayyy!! *dances with jazz hands* I got my Bantock cards today! Thanks Brightspark, Merlinprincesse and Dadology. Annette, this was one of my funnest swaps ever. Thanks!

kylieluvsart
09-05-2008, 12:02 AM
I got my card today thanks for the swap annette, and thanks to bright spark and stormarela and once again annette whose cards I received.

Bright-Spark
09-09-2008, 08:26 AM
Great cards received today from DADAology, kylieluvsart and rooskie!!

Many thanks to all and to Annette for hosting a great swap. Off to leave rep....

DADAology
09-12-2008, 05:36 PM
Stormarela I think is the only one that hasn't posted here that she has received her cards. If you received them YEAH and I will lay this swap to rest....

Again thanks to all of you loved this swap. Loved the cards it was a pleasure creating art with you!! Make sure you leave feedback for everyone....

Thanks for the hostess cards and "stuff" you sent. I sincerely am grateful. I am blessed.

Annette

stormarela
09-12-2008, 05:43 PM
I'm still waiting for mine to get here... hopefully they haven't taken an around the world trip!