|ACEOs or ATCs are small pictures, 2.5 by 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cm), the size of an usual card. They can be drawn or painted by different mediums (traditional) and they are also extremely collectable - thatīs what I actually enjoy!|
Introduction to ACEOsTraditional ArtIntroduction to ACEOs by Agaave
Wouldn't it be awesome to own a collection of original, handmade artworks from various artists?
Unfortunately having a large collection of big paintings or drawings is not often possible because original artworks and their shipping around the world cost money and they also need lots of space at your home to be presented in the best possible way. However, this does not mean you couldn't own a piece of art from your favorite artist: the solution is artist trading cards, also known as ATCs or ACEOs.
At the beginning of this article I introduce what these little cards are. To trading and creating ACEOs in DeviantArt us take the artists themselves by interview: The artists let us know how they started trading and what keeps them doing it. They also share their best tips of creating and trading these cards!
What is ACEO?
ACEO is an acronym that stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. ACEOs are variants of Artist Trading
Better later than never!
|Hey! My name is Lucie Kostková and I am freelance graphic designer and illustrator. My biggest hobby has always been drawing and various creative activities, which I present in web galleries since 2005, and since then I also use the nickname "Dragarta". Currently I live and work in Prague with my husband and our four-legged companions Kraken & Corwin.|
You can see some WIPs and various stuff on my Facebook page
Character sheet for Grahckheuhl - in progress
Character sheet for Gaawii - on hold
Badge commission for TiggyCat - on hold
Picture for dragon calendar - done
Set of earrings from shrinking papers - lineart ready
Character sheet for Kraken - not started
Set of new buttons - not started
Launch better e-shop, close storenvy
Create graphic design portfolio on my second domain
Getting original ACEO from Duskit, rachaelm5
Orange ACEO trade from wild-n-wintery
ACEOs or ATCs are small pictures, 2.5 by 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cm), the size of an usual card. They can be drawn or painted by various traditional mediums and they are also extremely collectable! I collect these little originals with some breaks since March 2008 and so far my album contains about 98 cards. Most of them, 91, illustrate my one and only original character Dragarta. Lately I started collecting cards with pictures of our cats Kraken & Corwin and so far I have 7 of them. It's very inspiring to see the same theme created in different styles by so many talented artists from all around the world. Thank you all who did a card for me!
Realized ACEO trades with:
Acayth Agaave Aishila Alassa alecan AlexiaMoonshine Amritha Ashalind Ashemu ashkey Augala awaicu BloodhoundOmega cloudstar-wolf cybre donnaquinn DragonChameleon drakhenliche DreamBurst Eleweth ElysianImagery Ember-Eyes ENORCA Eva-the-DragonLady Forestia GoreHounde Illumielle Ilya-Kyrrian Isvoc jrtracey Kamakru Kata Kayrea khalamea Kirsch-vanderWit KristenPlescow Kuraime Kyuubreon LaKuolema Lepidodendron Leundra m-u-h-a maui melanippos MoonsongWolf Nachiii Naseilen Natoli NerielMi Phoeline NikiKalat ObloquyCondemed Psychocereals RadosBadger RaikaDeLaNoche Rakshemau xRashana Redwall151 Reisfuchs Samantha-dragon SaQe Selianth shar-vampire LucieOn SilveryNova Smocza-wladczyni Suane Sysirauta tashcrow Tatchit Tekota theOlven Tuonenkalla TwilitTiger vantid vashley vladimirsangel Vlcek Werwal Wolfdog Xreech zowolf Zurya Zyleeth
Commissioned ACEOs I bought from :
drachenmagier Eleweth LhuneArt Ricefish scribblyblue Sternen-Gaukler WhiteRaven90
Gifted ACEOs I got from:
Eleweth ElorenLeianor ElysianImagery Kirsch-vanderWit Strecno