ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are miniature pieces of art that are swapped among artists. There are very few rules in creating ATCs, but there are two that are super important. First, ATCs are always traded and never sold. The second, equally important, rule is the size. An ATC should always measure 2.5″ x 3.5″. They can be positioned vertically or horizontally, although some artists prefer them portrait style because they store them in binders using protective sleeves such as those used for baseball cards.

There’s a quick video by artist Bob Rankin that gives a great history and overview of ATCs. You can find it here ATC video

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s