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Following the recent success of my first Artist Trading Card and it’s journey through geocacheland, I’ve decided to make a follow up. My previous card is supposedly on it’s way to Europe! And all I thought the card would do was float around geocaches in central Manitoba or Northern Ontario. I’d like to think I was the first person to combine Artist Trading Cards and geocaching, but as with all things, the Internet kinda beat me to it. A lot. But it is still kind of great that the experiment greatly exceeded my expectations.

This one is a little more detailed than the last. Keep in mind, this is a business card sized painting, so detail is kind of at a premium. As with the last one, I started off with a very large pencil drawing, scanned it into the computer, where I scaled the image to size and then printed it out onto textured linen inject paper. I printed out a whole bunch to a sheet just in case I made a serious mistake and had to start over. I then finished off the image using mostly acrylics, with a bit of pencil crayon and some marker for added detail.


Here are a few snap shots showing step by step how my image came to be.


A Prussian Blue acrylic wash was used for an underpainting. I like to used complimentary colour to establish value on my underpaintings.

A Prussian Blue acrylic wash was used for an underpainting. I like to use a complimentary colour to establish value on my underpaintings.


After all the acrylic work was done.

After all the acrylic work was done.


A bit of pointillism with a fine tip Sharpie to add a bit more contrast and help define some shapes.

A bit of pointillism with a fine tip Sharpie to add a bit more contrast and help define some shapes.

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