Why I'm Giving Away ATC Prints
(If you're not interested in the story, just jump down to the rules)
I've had a pretty fun run with Artist Trading Cards over the past few months. It's really turned into an enjoyable hobby for me. Because they are small, and don't take very long to produce, they fit right in to my micro-sketching philosophy; just draw something... anything, whenever you have the time. These little pieces of art allow me to do that, make connections, and share the love.
Since I was invited into my first trade I've made some wonderful new online connections, and have seen the hobby grow among my local creative friends. When I originally started I only worked in black and white, mainly because I didn't have the proper tools to do color, and also because I wasn't that skilled at it. Since then my supplies have expanded. I've been inspired by other artists whom I've traded ATCs with. Their work has motivated me to give color a try. So far, I've been pretty happy with the results.
Now I'd like to share some of my hobby with you, my friends, readers, fellow artists, bloggers and Facebook/Twitter followers. I've been scanning my ATCs, slowly working towards a set of 16 color cards. Now that I've reached my series-1 goal, I'm going to be giving away prints of the cards in that set. My beautiful wife works at a local print shop and was kind enough to assist me in the project.
"THE RULES" or "How the heck do I get these cards?!"
So here's the deal. I'm giving away 4 sets of prints. Winning them is pretty easy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. Seriously. That's it. Do that, make sure I can contact you for your shipping details, then I'll send you your cards.
I'll stop taking submissions at 3 p.m. today (CST) and then I'll choose 4 names with a randomizer. Pretty simple. Here's exactly what the 4 winners will get:
4th Prize "Parker Brand ATCs: Series-1 Pencils & Color Set"
This set contains 10 color prints of the characters She-Hulk, John Constantine, Thundarr, Superman, Mad Max and the pencil sketches associated with those cards.
3rd Prize "Parker Brand ATCs: Series-1 A, 1/2 Set with Pencils"
This is a set of 10 color prints of the characters Eddy, Thundarr, John Constantine, Hell Boy, Clone Trooper, Power Girl, Turok, Batgirl and 2 pencil sketches.
2nd Prize "Parker Brand ATCs: Series-1 B, 1/2 Set with Pencils"
This is a set of 11 color prints of the characters Doctor Solar, Trap Jaw, Jonah Hex, Darkseid, Superman, She-Hulk, Mad Max, Thor and 3 pencil sketches.
GRAND PRIZE "Parker Brand ATCs: Series 1, Full Set including Pencils"
This is the entire 16 card set of color prints of the characters Trap Jaw, Eddy, Hell Boy, Superman, Jonah Hex, Darkseid, Powergirl, John Constantine, Turok, Thor, Thundarr, Batgirl, Mad Max, Doctor Solar, Clone Trooper and She-Hulk. Plus, this set includes 5 bonus pencil sketch cards.
My goal with all of this? Honestly, I love making connections, sharing my hobbies, and growing my creative network. It has been a positive experience for me, and this is just one way to share a portion of that fun with others.
So, pass the word! This is a no strings attached contest... and REMEMBER! It ends at 3 p.m. (CST) TODAY!