That's what I asked myself a couple of weeks ago. Then I found gobs of artists doing cards on Instagram.
I remember when I first started seeing them, I thought they were so amazing and cool. I really wanted to get in on it, but couldn't seem to find my "tribe" so to speak. So, just for kicks, I tried one out this week to see if it was as easy as all the super-artists make it look.
And I sorta cheated here because I used a blank index card for practice. Quite frankly, its pretty sloppy. I did enjoy the challenge of getting so much into such a small space though, so I am thinking of practicing more.
I do think I will switch to either pre-made blanks, heavier cardstock, or sketch paper I cut myself. The index cards, while easy and handy, made a lousy canvas. And warp with ink, so not cool.
I would still like to trade art cards, but I think I need a lot of practice first!
By the way, the art is supposed to be a lot of miniature cats being dumped out of a bag. My first "trading card", and the first time I've ever actually finished a drawing using just colored pencils. Love those milestones. Ha.
Don't forget to check out this Wishful Wednesday post, which just went live: "6 Cool Art Supplies To Check Out".