So now that I've been doing my cards for almost 2 weeks, I have to ask:
Which is your favorite?
The easiest way to see all of my bugs so far by clicking the little Flickr slide show on the upper right of my blog.
You can also see them and read about them by clicking the "30 Bugs 30 Days" tag in the tag cloud on the sidebar.
Or you can see some of them in my Etsy shop, but one has sold and another hasnt been included yet.
Please leave a comment and let me know which of the bugs is your favorite! :)
My feelings on the series so far:
I'm so glad that I decided to take on my bug series, as it has forced me to take on a slightly different style and conceptualize the final outcome with that style in mind. I'm looking at/thinking about subjects and art in a new way.
Working in ACEO format of 2.5" x 3.5" means I've had to make adjustments to my usual technique, and has shifted me a little out of my comfort zone of working with photos and keeping things as realistic as possible. The first two bug cards don't have any outlines, and some of the details appear a bit fuzzy to me. For the 3rd bug, I picked up a pen to show a little more detail and add contrast, and I liked it so much that I've done the same on the rest of the bug cards (so far). They look more cartoony than realistic, and it's been interesting to explore ways of keeping things somewhat realistic, while playing around with colors and using my imagination more than usual. I'm not used to allowing myself to be whimsical.