View Full Version : Draw-a-thon, January 23 - 25th

01-21-2009, 09:04 AM
Although it says draw-a-thon, this includes painting too.

I was thinking that we could use the same method that in Collage-a-thons.

Start time: Friday 5 pm your time

End time: Sunday 11:59 pm your time

And it would be awesome if we could have some kind of list of popular themes because it's damn hard to come up with an ideas sometimes.

Let's draw!

01-21-2009, 01:02 PM
Well I'm in for it - I have so many cards to do as it is! I'm going to do a set of cat cards.


01-21-2009, 01:42 PM
Yes. I have noticed that I make requests and swap cards when there's some-a-thon. It's all about having fun and just making something!

01-21-2009, 01:47 PM
I might join you if ya'll aren't afraid of trading with a newbie drawer!

01-21-2009, 02:30 PM
I think I'll join in when I can... but must warn you ahead of time that my weekend is pretty full of parties and such. This will be my first a-thon!

01-21-2009, 06:01 PM
I like to draw. Hopefully I'll be a part of this DAT. ;]

01-21-2009, 06:16 PM
I had fun the last time, so look forward to this one.

01-21-2009, 07:16 PM
I'm a real newbie, too. Hope people will be willing to trade!

01-21-2009, 11:16 PM
I think I'm busy doing other other trades, but I'd love to keep an eye out for what everyone else comes up with.

01-22-2009, 01:03 AM
I am looking forward to this. I've never done a DAT before. I'm setting a reminder.

01-22-2009, 07:25 AM
Good to see that so many people are drawing this weekend. :yes:

01-22-2009, 02:42 PM
I'll try to play along though I really shouldn't... have so many things to do already!

01-23-2009, 10:31 AM
I have only half an hour to go but I need to eat something first. :yes: I guess I'll be the first one to start.

01-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Five o'clock is here.
And I'm ready to draw, I guess... D:

01-23-2009, 06:26 PM
I did my first DAT card.
It's attached.
It's called "Grey Cat".

01-23-2009, 06:29 PM
Bekah, that is so cute! Great start to the DAT too!

I'm really tired but I'm definitely in need of some drawing so expect some cards from me.

01-23-2009, 06:53 PM
Sweet cat Bekah!

01-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Here's my first card. Titled "Down the road."

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/726/medium/1_January_DAT_1.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=55847)

01-23-2009, 10:07 PM
Aw, thanks guys.
Glad you like my kitty!
It's still available for trade, until someone claims it and wants to trade with me.

I've got another on the way. It's a hippie.

01-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Three more cards up in my gallery, including the tie-dye shirt hippie!

01-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Second card. Colours came out weird (the big hill is more of a seafoam green.)
Titled "House on Zetti hill"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/726/medium/1_January_DAT_2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=55864)

01-23-2009, 11:19 PM
nicely done! I'm doodling away as I watch movies..I glued phonebook pages to playing cards and slightly gessoed and roughened them up..these shall be my canvases this weekend....

01-23-2009, 11:27 PM
Beautimous Bekah and KookAid! Temptressessesesesesss (plural of temptress!)

01-23-2009, 11:39 PM
Oh my! I just noticed the DAT! Bad me. I guess I have to get in on this. Of course I never know what I'm going to draw until I get started.

01-23-2009, 11:42 PM
Oh my! I just noticed the DAT! Bad me. I guess I have to get in on this. Of course I never know what I'm going to draw until I get started.

Same here. I never know what will show up until I start.

01-24-2009, 03:54 AM
Damn, we had a power out here last night so that's why I've been so quiet. Good to see that you have been busy!

Lise Bu
01-24-2009, 06:53 AM
Such great eye candy - I am on my own tonight so I may just dig out the pencils. I also have some new watercolour pencils my dear mother in law got me for christmas so I may have a bash with them. I also got some great pens in a RAK parcel which I have been itching to try. x

01-24-2009, 07:05 AM
Hmm, very quite DAT since it's 9PM on Sat here for me (then again, I haven't made anything either!). I really like the cards so far.

painted rose
01-24-2009, 10:57 AM
do oil pastels count?


both traded, but hopefully I'll do more


01-24-2009, 11:05 AM
Those are oil pastels...wow! (How come I can never get mine to do THAT?) Those are great, Sophie!

painted rose
01-24-2009, 11:20 AM
Wow, thanks Nancy :)

a pear (didn't scan very well - for some reson my scanner hates light colours...):


01-24-2009, 11:47 AM
Oil pastels, that's so cool! Keep them coming!

01-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Here are some of my doodlings...a couple turned out to be zettis inspired by Teesha Moore;s journal pages.I refer to those sometimes to practice drawing....

01-24-2009, 12:18 PM
Aah, those are great, Cairnlae! Love the colors!

I am not used to draw in such a small piece of paper... This is hard!

01-24-2009, 12:22 PM
I need inspiration. D:
I can't think of what to draw now.
I think I'm gonna be using my Copic markers this whole DAT. :]

01-24-2009, 12:56 PM
Yeah, I need some inspiration too! What themes are you collection, people? I take kittens and pirates!

01-24-2009, 01:13 PM
Okay, I need p-rose to touch my oil pastels with her talented hands. I might need to switch over to a more familiar medium, but for now...

This is Bumble's Sunflower:

painted rose
01-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Gorgeous sunflower!!!!

I collect crows and roses...and anything pretty :)

last oil for a while I think, I have some watercolours I need to get done...


01-24-2009, 01:18 PM
You guys are unbelievable! So many cards and I only have one done and I'm collecting some energy to get it scanned.

01-24-2009, 01:52 PM
painted rose-I wish you'd stop trading those oil's so fast...:P I really had my eye on that avocado!!!

01-24-2009, 02:16 PM
This is Pinkbeard: The Kitty-Loving Pirate...
(traded to Mysia, of course.)


01-24-2009, 02:25 PM
I heart pink beard. You can tell he's a ladies man.

01-24-2009, 02:44 PM
As for inspiration:
I collect anything, but I LOVE rainbows, cameras, anything having to do with music, mushrooms, flowers, video game stuff, animals [cats, chinchillas, and birds are my favorites], hearts/love, & random abstract shapes/etc.

01-24-2009, 03:02 PM
Pinkbeard looks so cool! :D

01-24-2009, 03:08 PM
For Captain Kati....Circle of Life:

01-24-2009, 03:11 PM
oh my...what IS that? An opussum?

01-24-2009, 03:15 PM
It's sort of a "rossum"...part rat, part 'possum...all rodent. Ick.

01-24-2009, 03:18 PM
that would be a nutria-they live in the swamps of Louisiana....:D

01-24-2009, 03:29 PM
And here is some Elvis for Nanner!


01-24-2009, 03:32 PM
very cute Manga Elvis mysia!!!

01-24-2009, 03:33 PM
It's not manga!! xD Why do I always get those comments?

01-24-2009, 03:35 PM
beofre I take off for a couple of hours(gotta go help mom put up all her christmas stuff in the attic)..here are a few more...I'm checking out the caricature sites and playing around with faces, etc....

edit: Flaming Head Boy traded to katilady

01-24-2009, 03:40 PM
It's not manga!! xD Why do I always get those comments?

Ruhroh..chalk it up to my limited knowledge of japanese style cartoons!!!I just thought it had that look....sorry!!!:embarrassed:

01-24-2009, 03:42 PM
I did another one.
It's called "Peaceful Escape".

First one of the day:

01-24-2009, 03:45 PM
It's ok, Cairnlae, I admit that I read too much manga and take some influences from there. It's just that what ever I draw, people only see the manga side there.

So what to draw next...

01-24-2009, 03:45 PM
Here is my 1st of the day, traded to Nanner! I will be off for a few hours, but will be back to draw some more!


01-24-2009, 04:06 PM
Happy Girl reporting in!

LOVE the Elvis, Mysia. And big whopping round of applause for hosting this bad boy!

Captain...Hope is fantabulous!

Beautiful card, Bekah. Digging your crew there, too carnie-girl!

01-24-2009, 04:13 PM
Aw, thanks, Nanner. :]

01-24-2009, 04:48 PM
Bekah...you're welcome for that...AND you're welcome TO THIS (for our camera-toting-kitty-loving arteeest if she chooses):

Nikon Kitty (traded to Bek):

01-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Nanner, your cards are awesome!

01-24-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks, hostess with the mostessesesss...it's fun, and thank you arteeests for inspiration! :spinny:

01-24-2009, 05:16 PM
OMG I love that Camera Kitty!
Would you like to trade? I'm PMing you. NOW!

01-24-2009, 05:26 PM
OK! It's been hard for me to get into the DAT because of others cards I really need to do.
But, I have two I just finished.

01-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Keep your wonderful art coming! I need to go to sleep because I need to go to work tomorrow. :sleep:

painted rose
01-24-2009, 07:32 PM
a new card, plus one that scanned really badly so I'm going to try and play around with it some more so the background is less patchy...


01-24-2009, 07:49 PM
I LOVE that! Here is another one from me:


painted rose
01-24-2009, 07:51 PM
very nice kati!! everyone is doing such nice cards...and the inspiration is great :)

I really feel like doing a pirate but I can't draw faces to save my life!

01-24-2009, 07:58 PM
I really feel like doing a pirate but I can't draw faces to save my life!

I beg to differ! I was just perusing your gallery and you have some GREAT faces! And thank you!

01-24-2009, 08:00 PM
Two more peoples. I love everyone's artwork!

01-24-2009, 09:11 PM
Ah, I can't sleep because I want to draw so much! I'm gonna be zombie at the work but I don't care!

01-24-2009, 09:22 PM
Another one today! That's the second one I've done today, this is.

Only two today. :(
Hopefully I'll get more done tomorrow.

And HOPEFULLY I'll get that cat card done for Nanner to trade for the camera kitty card she drew. :]

Here's my latest card, called "Ladybug" [the scan isn't that great]:

01-24-2009, 09:24 PM
Bekah, that is so adorable! :jiggy:

01-24-2009, 09:37 PM
I'm glad you like it, Mysia! :D

01-24-2009, 10:43 PM
My day was busier than I thought it would be but I am drawing now. Awesome cards everyone! I hope I can get some posted today.

01-24-2009, 11:14 PM
Hello! Cairnlae told me about the draw-a-thon. I will participate on Sunday. I love drawing! If anyone is still trying to think of ideas...here are a few of the odd themes I collect:

circus sideshow characters, human or animal curiosities/oddities(two heads, etc.), lucha libre wrestlers, creatures of cryptozoology(bigfoot, chupacabra, etc.)

I also like drawings of art supplies(brushes, scissors, etc.),

As far as animals go...goats, hedgehogs, armadillos, narwhals, osterichs/emus, beetles, beetle grubs, millipedes, praying mantids, stick insects, caterpillars, etc.

...and I always love people's self portraits and drawings/paintings of my pets!

So, if any of those themes inspires anyone-I would love to trade for whatever you come up with! I have been uploading cards like crazy because I stopped trading for about 2 or 3 years(but kept making cards). I have stacks of cards I need to unload!

01-24-2009, 11:21 PM
I thought I would try a little drawing ... then I looked at the posted pix and ... well ... I feel really amateur ... which, of course, I am!

01-24-2009, 11:24 PM
bjordansart...where have you been my whole life? Your art is DIVINE.

01-24-2009, 11:46 PM
Okee...as night falls...I just posted a semi-naughty card in my gallery. Available.

Don't peek of you are easily offended. Peek if you like a laugh.

01-25-2009, 12:23 AM
I finally did one. I'm not sure how many more I'll finish tonight. I work so slowly...


01-25-2009, 12:24 AM
I haven't been able to do any cards today. I went shopping with my mother and then we sorted out a bunch of buttons. I'll try to make a few before going to bed.

01-25-2009, 12:27 AM
MissKoolAid: Looking forward to seeing your cards!

01-25-2009, 12:29 AM
I like the owl. His eyes are great.
Jaw, keep on drawing! You're doing great.
Nuttynanner, your clown is a riot.
All the art is looking great!

01-25-2009, 12:31 AM
I'll play! I'll go grab the markers!

01-25-2009, 01:21 AM
How sad, I totally shut this party down! :( I made 2 cards, but since no one is here to play with I guess I'll go to bed. sad....

01-25-2009, 01:33 AM
I've managed 2 cards but one of them doesn't seem to want to dry yet so I'll scan it in the morning. Here's the latest one. Titled: Self-portrait.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/726/medium/1_January_DAT_3.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56109)

All 3 cards are still available. If anyone's interested in trading, please PM me. I'll answer in the morning. Great cards everyone!

01-25-2009, 02:44 AM
Well, since I am home sick, I am just sitting in my comfy chair with some ATC blanks and a pencil ... Here's #2 ... I'm learning... my husband asked me if it was in Mexico 'cuz there's no glass in the window ... I decided on the easy answer ... "ummm ... of course!"

01-25-2009, 02:45 AM
attempt at thumbnail #2 ... what a challenge!

01-25-2009, 04:43 AM
You people are always posting when I need to sleep. Sometimes I hate time zones so much.

I'll try to get something done today, I have done just one card so far!

painted rose
01-25-2009, 05:46 AM
and its back for day 2

i must say, there have been some gorgeous cards made while I was sleeping!!

painted rose
01-25-2009, 08:11 AM
a couple more:



01-25-2009, 08:41 AM
Everyone is coming up with some really great cards. I managed to colour in some old line-art I had to come up with three:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/medium/1_1032DATPirate.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56233) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/medium/1_1033DATVaseofFlowers.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56234) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/552/medium/1_1034DATElf.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56235)
Background of the Vase card is actually a really like green, I was trying NOT to have a blue background for once but the scanner didn't agree.

painted rose
01-25-2009, 09:57 AM
wow - LOVE that pirate!!!

here is the one that wouldn't scan earlier (with darkened background...)


01-25-2009, 11:36 AM
That cat sun is great, Rose!

I did another one for a trade for the Nikon Kitty with Nanner. :]
It's in my gallery.

painted rose
01-25-2009, 11:39 AM
that cat of yours is wonderful Bekah! and I meant to compliment you earlier on the lovely ladybird too... :)

should really get on with my work - I have an essay to write but I can't seem to stop procrastinating :eek:

01-25-2009, 11:49 AM
Aw thanks!!
I'm so glad you like them.
Unfortunately, both are now taken and getting sent off to new homes. :(
So I can't trade you.

But I really like your cat sun.
I want it. D:
Want to trade?

painted rose
01-25-2009, 12:51 PM
eek sorry, it was done as a request for a previous trade...

I'm always doing more SunCat ones though, so keep an eye out :)

01-25-2009, 01:27 PM
Okay, awesome. I shall keep my eye out on ya.

01-25-2009, 02:47 PM
I just made another.
I was sick this morning, and still am to a degree, and so I'm drinking peppermint tea.
That's what inspired this drawing:

01-25-2009, 03:03 PM
oh yeah..I quite like that one!!!

Hey guess what? I'm drinking peppermint tea right now too!!!Actually I mix peach tea w/ peppermint tea and its quite good!!!!

01-25-2009, 03:16 PM
I woke up with a cold. Peppermint tea sounds so good. I have no voice and I feel miserable. I'm a total washout with this DAT. :sad:

I've only made one more card:

I'll see if I can get any more to turn out today.


01-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Luvluz, that pirate card is so cool!

painted rose: I those are great kitty cards!

painted rose
01-25-2009, 03:48 PM
your owls are stunning Mellanie :notworthy:

01-25-2009, 06:09 PM
Here's my last batch...I'm done a doodlin"!

edit: snake traded to bekah

01-25-2009, 06:10 PM

painted rose
01-25-2009, 06:20 PM
lovely cards Karen!! I really love that snake...

01-25-2009, 06:53 PM
I've fallen ill. And I'm amazed that I got even one card done today.
But I won't be doing any more cards for the DAT this time around, methinks.
I really don't feel well.

[I tell more about it in my LiveJournal, but to access the entry you have to be LJ friends w/ me... yeah...]

Thanks for letting me play, guys!

01-25-2009, 07:17 PM
Busy day... I haven't created any cards today and I won't have time to do any tonight. But here's the 4th card, the one I made last night. Another self-portrait but this one is not realistic. Titled "MissKoolAid and Diesel are going to bed."

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/726/medium/1_January_DAT_4.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56400)

painted rose
01-25-2009, 07:30 PM
Right, I'm off to bed! :sleep:

This has been so good at kick-starting me into maiking more cards - they're the first ones I've done really since the summer, on account of being busy with university interviews the last couple of months...

I am very sorry to hear you aren't well Bekah - just have lots of tea and treat yourself to a rest!!!!

goodnight evryone!


01-25-2009, 08:11 PM
This card is a hostess gift for LoraLou. A caricature of Barbra Streisand:


01-25-2009, 09:09 PM
This id for Karen if she wants it, a Wish Tree:


01-25-2009, 10:36 PM
I started 8 special cards for participants of this DAT, but I just didn't have enough time. This was not a good weekend for me. I will have to go back to them later this week. I guess if I finish a card for you, I'll PM you and see if you like it and want to trade.

Later potaters.

01-26-2009, 03:54 AM
Seems like everyone were having good time even though this slowed down on Sunday. But drawing is hard work! HARD WORK!

And we learned something, right? Like that you have to list some themes to get the ideas of what to draw. :D

01-26-2009, 10:56 AM
I was barely home this weekend, but I wanted to participate :( On the other hand, it was a pretty fun weekind. I did make one card, but didn't photograph it yet.

01-26-2009, 05:48 PM
WOW, It's Monday and just stumbled on this thread. I love the art! I'm going to have to go back through and leave some Rep hugs you all ROCK.

I'm so sorry that several of you are sick. I hope you are better soon. Looking through the DAT and talking (pm) to people is waking up my muse.....

I have not done any art in ages and my computer /scanner are not in my studio trailer so a-thons will be harder for me. I used to have my computer and art all together so I could keep track of what was going on and get in some trades. Ohh well, I am thinking I MAY try to get my studio together enough to join in on the CAT in Feb. But I am not sure what my schedule will be like then so it is not for sure.