I sketched this on a tabletop made of pennies suspended in resin.
I didn’t have any artist trading cards with me, so I sketched this on the back of a business card with a rapidly fading felt pen.
I’d had a few artist trading cards with me, so I started sketching the view from Roy’s.
While we waited for the smoker to do its thing, I remembered that I had some blank artist trading cards with me and set to sketching.
Rather than try to black it out entirely, I added an extra layer of crosshatching which gives it a nice depth.
Laying down a consistent dot takes intense concentration, and I caught myself holding my breath while inking parts of this once I found the right rhythm.
Post-pizza, I was looking for something to draw and worked on these artfully arranged pepperoncini ends that Alan left on his plate.
Stippling with a brush pen is challenging.
I’m still impressed with comic artists that can achieve just the right balance of light, shadow, and detail with ink.
These bits of paper are the offshoot of a little crafty movement of Artist Trading Cards.