Monday, April 13, 2009

Here come the Sugar Bugs!


These strange looking little bugs with girls faces have been so much fun to make! I named them sugar bugs, because I thought they were too cute!
It has been a while since I painted some ACEOs -for any of you who don't know what these are, they are tiny works of art, the size of playing cards (2.5" x 3.5"). They are quite popular, and very collectible.

After working on my girls painted on wood, I needed a break, and these characters came about when I was drawing in my sketchbook. I drew the faces, and for fun, added these bug bodies. I forgot how much fun it was to work this small. If you haven't tried ACEOs, go for it! There is lots of info on the net, or just ask, I would be happy to give you more info. Be warned though, once you start, you will get addicted. I have now finished 6 of these sugar bugs, and want to get back to doing my mermaids. It never ends.... :-D

13 comments:

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

What fun! They are very sweet! Don't you just love it when something just comes to life on your sketchbook?!

Tracy said...

sooo cute!

ostrich girl said...

O.K. are you seriously doing all that detail on something the size of a playing card? O.K. so I want the detail.Do you work on a full sheet and then cut it out? And then do you print them?Please more details!
Wow yes I love the little bumblebee girl and can't wait to see what other ones you have done!
xoxo Sheri DeBow

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

What a cutie! Adorable new series! Love the name! ACEO's are so much fun to make.

Creative Blessings,
Lisa :)

Dottie said...

Wow your work is so very Original ! I just love it .
It is just so very cute.
Hugs : )
Dottie

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Jasmijn Paauwe said...

I love this, you are very talented

Tina said...

Your little sugar bugs are so fun and sweet. Made me smile.
Enjoyed my visit today.
Blessings
T

Diane Duda said...

Love the Sugar Bug! What a perfect name!!!

xo
Di

Lucy said...

Perfect name for such a cute character you created!

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Renee said...

Adorable. xoxoxo

Christina Silverio said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love your idea!