OK this is attempt 2 of doing some ACEOs. Muuuch less madness when I cut the cards out before starting 🙂
These ACEOs are crazy fun to do, for 2 reasons-
1) You get to poke your tongue out at all the teachers who, throughout school, chastise you for drawing too small. These babies are a teeny 2.5″ by 3.5″ – the fullsize of the picture below is bigger than actual size!
2) Because they are small, they take about 2.5 hours each to do. That’s pretty short for drawing, so you get a really quick positive feedback loop and that lovely feeling gained by completing a picture. It’s kind of like those first few levels in WoW, where killing 1 blind boar gives you a bazillion levels and you feel like a god.
Anyway, here is number 1 of a group of pictures themed around a Monster’s Ball. Apparently that phrase comes from medieval England- prisoners awaiting execution were called monsters, and the ball was their last meal- grizzly!