Comment: Um??? Thank you so much???? I am IN LOVE with both of the ATCs you sent me and the fact that I got not one, but TWO versions of Meta Knight absolutely made my day 😭💕💕 The colors you used on them worked so well together and your human version of him is sooo good!! I couldn't stop looking at the details you put on him and he's so pretty! 🥰 Everything about this ATC was just ahfbkjfbkjsfbbf you did such a good ass job with both and I'm so happy that I received them! Thank you!!
Response: I'm glad you love them both ! I threw in the human version because he just wouldn't leave me alone unless I drew him lol. :)
Comment: Wow derakisu, I'm so impressed with your cartoon and zine-making skills. It looks professional. And you are so right about the late-night creative process. :D Thank you so much for making me this great pocket zine.
Response: Thank you so much for the kind comment ! Tossing and turning, the head full of ideas is the greatest advesary of sleep. I keep a notebook by my bed to jot down whatever inspiration does not want to leave me alone in the middle of the night. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC!! Princess Peach is my favorite character in the whole Mario Bros. series so it made me really happy to see her in her iconic poofy dress 🥰 Also the power star was a really cute addition, and I definitely noted the glow detail you added to it! So cute!
Response: Thank you ! I love how that dress made her sort of fly in Super Mario Bros. 2 lol. She's a favourite of mine too, so it was a fun ATC to draw. :)
Comment: This is such an awesome ATC! I absolutely love Jin and this is so special being hand drawn. It took a while to get here, but it was so worth it. Thanks so much!!
Response: Yeah, I wish mail from Canada to Australia was quicker... At least it got there, I was a bit worried. I haven't played Tekken in a long while, so it was super fun to get to draw Jin. ^_^ (I wanted to draw one of the warlocks from Destiny at first but I was too afraid to mess up since their designs is so detailed lol.)
Comment: Elisabeth, I am freaking out about your Ponyta/Rapidash ATC! Thank you SO much! You said you wished you were better at drawing horses, but I think it’s wonderful! 😍😍 Thank you!
Response: I used to draw horses (and unicorns, yessss) all the time when I was a kid. At least I got better since then and they don't look like squares with legs anymore. XD I'm glad you like it, this ATC was pure fun.
Comment: Thank you! I've been meaning to watch Jujutsu Kaisen, it seems really cool, and my friend keeps nudging me not-so-subtly towards it, haha. And don't worry, I won't tire of your atc's anytime soon, they're delightful!
Response: The battle animations are amazing! It had been a long while since I enjoyed a shonen so much. =D
Comment: Ahhhhh thank you so much for making such a cool ATC!! I was soooo happy when I took out the card and saw Reigen and Dimple 😭💕 You drew them beautifully and I especially loved the white spirits you drew in the background behind them! Just thought it was a really cute detail you added to the ATC 🥰 Thank you again!!
Response: Thank you for giving me a reason to draw something Mob Psycho-related. The spirits were a last minute addition, I'm glad it worked out well. :)
Comment: Thanks again for your ATC! We seem to swap them a lot 😄 i'm not familiar with the series, but Artemis as a general character theme is very much among my favorites! Thanks!
Response: And we'll be swapping more I think, we seem to have quite a few interests in common ! It's true that they are a lot of versions of Artemis out there. It's pretty fun to see what spin creators take on her. :)
Comment: I love the artwork you did...your drawing skills are amazing! I am going to do some reasearch tonight on La Corriveau to learn her story.
Response: Thank you. I've been slowly improving over the last two years so that comment on my art is very dear to me. I hope you had a chance to look her information on La Corriveau. The historical facts are rather scarce, but the legends surrounding her are still alive today. :)
Comment: I don't know how you do it but you're stationary is just always on point?? Like I can't stop noticing all the personal touches you added onto your envelopes and memo pads, they're just so satisfying to observe! 😊 I absolutely loved the colors you used for Arashiyama and Marker, especially since they worked so well together! While I personally haven't seen that anime before, looking up the characters you drew definitely gave me nostalgic older anime vibes (and some much needed serotonin). 😌✨ Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC!!
Response: Thank you so much for saying all these nice things! Papuwa itself is very bright (and silly) series. A little dose of sunshine and laughs in every episode. ^_^
Comment: Yay yay yay! I love the Egypt-themed Pokemon. I developed an Egypt obsession when I was a preschooler, after my parents took me to a traveling King Tut exhibit. Apparently I started drawing mummies in their detailed wrappings. Ha! I hope you have a nice break. Catch ya next year!
Response: I went to a "Queens of Egypt" exhibition a few years back and it brought back so many nice memories of my childhood, when I was obsessed with Egypt. There's this short series, "Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God", streaming on Crunchyroll and it's a super cute take on the gods.
Comment: Okay let me start by saying how cool it is that you have your own personalized memo pads and envelopes?? I was honestly mind blown that people are so dedicated to their swaps—it honestly made me feel really special to receive this in the mail. 🥰 In regards to the ATC, I absolutely loved how you picked Urbosa for this swap because her character design is one of my favorites in LoZ! And the amount of details that you put on her too is amazing! I can tell you put so much effort into drawing her clothing (especially all the jewelry pieces my god) and the colors you used worked perfectly together! I was definitely happy to receive such beautiful artwork! 😊 Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comment on my stationery. I'm a bit of a design geek so I *had* to get my own things printed lol. I'm so glad I picked a character which design you love ! I love how such coincidences happen when you trade ATCs. ^_^ She was a bit of a pain to draw but I was pretty happy with the result. I'm glad you like her !
Comment: Very cool lady vampire drawing for "a wine glass filled with blood". I know what you mean about the difficulty of letting go. It's interesting that it's hard to let go of our work and yet adds to the creative spark knowing we won't be keeping it. :) I hope you remembered to take a photo. If you didn't I can send you one digitally to remember it by. 📸
Response: I did take a photo but thank you for the offer to send one ! You're right about that extra creative spark from knowing we have to trade the ATCs. When you're really proud of what you did, you end up hoping the person receiving it will love your work just as much !
Comment: Ooh I loove this ATC of Sarutobi! Though I've never watched Gintama my brother (aka. anime watching buddy) was thinking of watching so maybe I'll be seeing it soon!!
And I haven't mentioned it yet, but I love your stationary set. Soo pretty and snazzy, I love it!
Thank you so much for hosting all these awesome swaps!!
Response: Gintama is a pretty good series if you want to turn your brain off for a while. I love how it balances ridiculous, basic humour stuff with pretty serious story arcs here and there. :) I get the stationary from Vistaprint FYI. Thanks to you for joining in !
Comment: Omigoodness!! Thank you so much for the fantastic Howl's Moving Castle ATC, Elisabeth!! I love it!! And I definitely think almost getting eaten by a cat is a good thing - it sounds very Howl. 🤣 (And the stamp is also gorgeouss! I've never seen it before! Will definitely be saving that one for my collection!).
Response: I'm so glad you like it ! I hadn't seen the movie in a long while so I had it on when I was colouring the ATC. It made me want to read the book again too ! (The set of stamps was available for sale some years ago. I found them again while cleaning a drawer.)
Comment: I love the Dark Magician ATC: he was always one of my favorite duel monsters, even before I got into Yu-gi-oh! The Baden ATC is so cool, too! I did play AFK arena for a little bit, and I really enjoyed what I little I played of it! Thank you so much! :D
Response: I'm so glad you love my take on the Dark Magician, he was such fun to draw. The Baden ATC is for the Mobile game ATC swap though... Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough in my note. I sent both together to save a bit on shipping.
Comment: Thanks for a fun ATC swap derakisu. Your Autumn Witch illustration is wonderful. I'm impressed with the detail. I'm also impressed with your personalized note paper and your ATC sticker, and the envelope. You have an eye for design. Cool 'Haunted Canada' postage stamp. I'll have to look for those when I'm at the post office next time. Nice touch. Thanks so much! :)
Response: I wanted to be a graphic designer for a while and almost returned to school for a change of career. I love design so much. :) Oh, and I don't think these stamps are still available. It's from a set I found while cleaning up a drawer. I think they are from a year or two ago...?
Comment: Really cool yoshimori sumimura ATC! I completely understand why you would want to keep the atc :P Usually if I am doing a HD/HP ATC I tend to make 2 copies so I can keep a copy for myself. Thank you :) <3
Response: I don't think I have the patience to do two every time lol. I love sending ATCs out, as much as I like getting new ones. So many little treasures to be found. Thank you for the heart ! =D
Comment: Yeah for grey themes! Haha! X-D I can see we both had the same idea for our brooding boy. I'm a big man of gradient grey colors and love the way yours turned out. Thank you for a stellar swap! We'll have to do another private swap soon when I'm done with a bunch of work projects that are coming down the pipeline. Cheers! ^.^
Response: It was good fun limiting the palette and trying to come up with nuances. I'm slowly getting better at colouring, every ATC helps. Anytime for a private swap with you ! It's so fun ! Good luck with work. :)
Comment: Thanks for the cool HD/HP Yu-Gi-Oh ATC! I actually only watched a few episodes of the anime when I was a kid, but the I remember the cards :P I used to collect a lot of Japanese anime cards (not for playing like yu-gi-oh or pokemon) so I asked my dad to buy some when he went on a business trip to Japan. He ended up buying the exact ones I don't collect, including Yu-gi-oh cards T-T They were Japanese version, so I don't think they can be played in the States. Many boys still think they were cool, so I ended up giving them to my friend's brother :D Your atc brings back that memory :P
Response: You watching a few episodes when you were a kid makes me feel old, lol. I was already in college when the anime started. The whole "Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged Series" that followed on Youtube would make my friends and myself laugh so much.
Comment: Oh my gosh, it is so cute!! It reminds me of my beach city and all the seagulls here. Also makes me remember when my elementary school PE teachers threatened to put food crumbs around us if we didn't start listening while making motions towards the huge flocks of seagulls across the yard.... Good times LOL Thank you so much!
Also, sorry for the super late rating! It got buried on my side table!
Response: Thank you. I couldn't resist the idea when it popped into my head. XD
Comment: OMG! What an AWESOME ATC! I'm already displaying it on my shelf with all my other Sailor Moon goodies. ;v; I also love your personalized envelopes/note! That's so cool! I hope you're staying safe!! <3
Response: So glad you like it, she was such fun to draw ! I'm not a fan but her colourful design is a joy to play with. :)
Comment: (⊃｡•́‿•̀｡)⊃━☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ Thank You Elisabeth for another impressive hand drawn ATC! I absolutely 🅻🅾🆅🅴 it! Thank you for hosting this amazing swap! It was so much fun! You are such a talented host. Thank you! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: Oh ! I'm so glad you finally got it. I was getting worried over this little guy. I was going to write to you next week to arrange a resend. But yay, he made it ! ^___^
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Elisabeth for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ A░W░E░S░O░M░E ♫ ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ ATC that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. Nightmare is absolutely stunning! So professional looking! Girl you are so talented! Thank you for hosting this amazing swap! It was so much fun! You are such a wonderful host. Thank you! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I had a lot of fun drawing him, I wanted so bad to make him perfect. XD
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love horses and had several for over 20 years. You are an amazing artist.
Response: Thank you. It was fun to have an excuse to draw a horse. I used to draw them all the time when I was a kid. Although back then, they looked like a sort of mishapen balloon with four sticks for legs. -_-
Comment: I like your elf stone meditation 😆💖
You should not have "whatever 😑" -faced it, lol!
And it was nice to swap with such a long time bot-er! Look forward to more in the future, you are very talented ☀️
Response: Thank you. It was a super fun swap. I hope we get other chances to exchange art. *^_^*
Comment: Found this envie tucked down the side of my moniter, no idea how it got where it was, but I found it and I love it so much. Wonderful design in the background on this card, I will treasure this ATC so much.
Response: I'm glad you like it. I love coming up with designs for girls standing before magic rings/mandalas. It's becoming a recurrent theme of mine, LOL.
Comment: Your one of my fav artists! I followed your whole inktober& love your ig so getting something from you was so exciting! Lol . I loved how the kitty was the sorcerer! Most of the time they end up being a familiar to a witch .so I thought that was a very cool take on it. So sorry again for the late rating! I thought I had rated you love.my b! Hope you have a happy holiday season.❄
Response: It's so kind of you so say. I still fell like I've got a long way to go, LOL ! :) I guess when you have a cat, they tend to turn into the main character. I sure think cats would be very happy to summon bird friends. No worries, better late than never ! Happy holidays to you too. ❤️
Comment: Wow what a beautiful ATC! I love the little details and style of it. The little white foxes at the bottom were a nice touch. And thank you for the sweet note. I'm jealous of all your personalized stationary, haha.
Response: It was pure joy to work on this one. I love kitsune and will find any excuse to include one in a swap. Thank for the rate, it's appreciated ! FYI : I get my stationary from Vistaprint. I triy to order where there's a good deal or when I get a coupon.
Comment: I thought the same thing when joining the swap what am I doing joining a pastel themed swap I don't do pastel a lot of my work is a little bit darker or more vibrant. Thank you for your ATC I don't know that I could have hand drawn that lady and I love how every bit of the ATC is taken up by color or design, have a good one.
Response: I'm glad you like it. It turned out to be a pretty fun swap !
Comment: I am floored by your talent and dedication! This was such a magical ATC and I will treasure it!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I'm always having these complicated ideas. They're hard to achieve but oh so satisfying when I pull them off as I imagined them. Thank you for the heart, it's very kind of you.
Comment: I liked your tie-dye atc, I wanted to do some shibori techniques too but then got too intimidated by some of the comments. But I love these samples. They almost look iridescent. Thank you
Edit: I count shibori as the original, it’s so much older as a technique than any others. I love it.
Response: It's funny how mail reaches its destination when I start worrying about it... I'm glad you like the ATC. I tried various shibori techniques : I took a risk with it, it *is* Japanese tie dye after all ! XD Most didn't come out "right". I had to cheat a bit and alter the fabric with watercolour pens. I think that's why they look that way.
Comment: Thank you so so much for the ATC! I'm new to ATC's so this was my first one that I received. I love it so much. Bubble tea is one of my favourite summer drinks. My favourite flavour is matcha. I love how its a shaker, so the pearls move around haha. Looking forward to swapping with you in the future!! xo
Response: I'm glad you like it, and totally thrilled my ATC is your first !! ❤️ It was my first time making a shaker, I had a little trouble with it and I learned a lot along the way. I love bubble tea too : honeydew melon is a favourite of mine. :)
Response: Thank you for thinking of this swap ! It just clicked for me. The final design didn't change much from my first sketch. The colours are another story. I don't know if I've quite managed the subdued effect I was aiming for.
Comment: Thank you for joining this swap, and thank you so, so much for such a lovely ATC! I really love your concept - and your art! xoxo
Response: Thank you for the heart ! I loved doing this swap. I looked at so many pictures of sunflowers to try to get the colours and details just right. :)
I must admit I sneaked a dragon into the ATC to make it also count for #smaugust. It was my first year participating and it's so fun !