8-27-2010 & 8-28-2010 These original art trading cards are a series of 6 for the Tiki Party theme. All cards are named, signed, dated and numbered with relation to the series.
Card 1 Tiki Bar
Card 2 Tropical Drinks
Card 3 Hula Pinup Girl
Card 4 Palm Trees
Card 5 Tiki
Card 6 Beach Torch
The first three cards were created using a matching color pallet. Tiki Bar has a nice textured grass roof and wood panel front. Tropical Drinks is a still life with limited lighting and shadowing, I tried to make them feel as if they were sitting on the Tiki Bar. Hula Pinup Girl is the first pinup girl I've ever tried.
The last three cards were creating using wash technique backgrounds and black silhouettes. Palm Trees has a nice deep late evening sunset. Tiki has a flame inspired background with tribal style facial expression. Beach Torches (my favorite of the collection) has a crisp late night sky, smooth beach and nice torch flames.
Five of these six cards were mailed to Kathy in my ATC Club for the Tiki Party Theme Swap.
Beach Torch was mailed to Tanya in the ATCs for All Forum.