Sunday, May 11, 2008

Nibblefest Art Contest

The Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC) is a monthly themed art contest run on eBay. It begins on the 20th of each month and ends on the 27th. Every month there is a theme: May is "Jungle Life." Artists can submit any kind of work, but they must follow posting guidelines, and every bid must begin at 99 cents. The person with the most bids at the end wins (a little trophy or something). Search eBay after the 20th for NFAC--you will see some wonderful stuff. it's a great chance to acquire original art at next to nothing proces.

The Lord Phat Kidd Broadsheets

Fat Kid was an old pompous hairless rat we used to have. He once had an encounter (mercifully brief) with a pair of bullying nekkid boys named The Crays. This event took on a life of its own, and Lord Phat Kidd was born.

Some rat portraits.

Nude Beach

This was an entry in the Nibblefest Art Contest for the theme of "Nude." I was inspired by my friend from Jamaica and her stories. Our pink lovlies have their Red Stripe, but do they have enough sun block!

Pickles & Pirates

Okay, it's not strictly rat art but Matt did get some rats into the art. We both love the old Creepy and eerie black & white horror comics and have done a few ourselves in that style. This was actually published in a small independent comic book some years ago.

More Mother's Day Cards

From 2006 & 2007 by Matt.

Yummy Corn

Another recent ACEO.

Sunday Dinner with the Rat Family

Another recent card based on a Matt drawing.

Happy Mother's Day

I will spend today trying to be a good rat mom and clean cages...and not waste time playing on the computer.


I create ACEOs for fun and maybe a tiny profit. ACEO is the name of a group on eBay and it means: Art Cards, Editions and Originals. Art Cards are a standard size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches, like an average deck of cards. They fit in a standard trading card sleeve, or can be matted and framed. They are an affordable way to own original art and get a feel for an artists work up close. Search ACEO on eBay to see more Art Cards from talented artists.

Rattie Mom & Kid ACEO

My Mother's Day ACEO based on Matt's drawing from las year. I don't know if I love the colored pencil over the watercolor as was done here.

Mother's Day

Matt's drawing for Mother's Day 2008. He has not been doing much drawing lately but managed to pull this lovely one out of the hat. He always comes through for the holidays.