“Broken body built anew
Spirit lingers – torn in two
Metal fingers grip my heart so cold”
“Tick-tock” coloured pencil, 2.5″ x 3.5″ coldpress watercolour card
Drew it on the subway and during a lecture.
Selling this at Con-G!
I’ll be making ACEOs to sell for Con-G when it rolls about next year.
They’re easy to make on a commute to class, and I hope to get at least 10 or so done in time for the con.
Since I’m a big Jacques fan, I decided to draw the first climax of Redwall (a personal favourite), where Matthias kills Asmodeus Poisonteeth. As a note, ACEOs are 2.5″ x 3.5″ standard so this is pretty small, a fun-sized art package. ^^
Polychromos Coloured Pencils and inks on coldpress watercolour paper.
The fun thing about ACEOs is that they’re really small, so its a challenge to get tiny details in there. This particular 2.5×3.5″ card was drawn with coloured pencils and white sakura ink.
Here are two ACEOs I completely forgot to upload on any and all sites of mine, even though they were finished for the New Year. 🙂 A bullfinch for my dad, and a penguin griffin for my mom.
Speaking of ACEOs, what are they??
ACEO stands for Artist Collectable Edition Originals, and they are little art packages have to be exactly 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size to qualify, otherwise they will no longer be considered ACEOs. Historically they were trading cards between artists, but nowadays while they’re definitely traded they are sold as well as collectable items.
ACEOs are, as the name implies, original works. However, photographs and printed ACEOs exist as well. They can be done with a variety of media on a variety of surfaces, however it is highly recommended to choose a sturdy, acid-free surface to make such a card. For example, I use coldpress watercolour paper and sometimes illustration board.
Back to media. You can use almost anything: coloured pencils, acrylics, watercolours, inks, dyes, pastels, oils, sparkle glue, gold leaf, a dragon’s fang (please don’t) so long as the surface can handle it.
The potential is endless, and in the end you get a tiny package of art that is fun to trade, sell or give away as a gift. The convenience of it all is that ACEOs are perfectly sized for mail.