What is an Artist Trading Card?
Artist Trading Cards are 2.5×3.5 works of art on paper that artists can trade with each other. Sometimes there are organized swaps between art teachers.
This quick and easy lesson takes advantage of Expressive Monkey’s Monster Adjectives: Fun Drawing & Texture Art Lesson. The picture below shows the Roll & Draw page.
Start with 2.5x 3.5 cardstock. (ATC or Artist Trading Card size.) This drawing set has utilized the bottom of the page as the monster’s body, so all that is needed is a line for the top of the head and monster features. The last column is the texture of the monster. I drew with a pencil, first, then went over my lines with a Sharpie marker.
The picture below shows 4 different sample monsters and the Roll & Draw page I used to make the artist trading cards.
Next Add the Texture Rubbing
Make the Borders with Marker
Everything is Better with Googly Eyes (well, almost)
- Monster Drawing with Textures and Adjectives
- Color Theory for Kids & Monsters
- Watercolor Technique – Warm Colored Monsters
- Contrasting Colors Monster Texture Rubbing
- Textures in Watercolor: Monster & Contrasting Colors
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