I don't make cards very often any more, but i used to quite a lot. Also, in 96-98 i was doing artwork and selling it to companies that made rubber stamps. Two companies actually. Both went out of business. Honestly i don't know if i even own these pics any more. They probably still retain the copyright even tho they are not doing business any more. A couple of the pics that might not be true of, because there was a class action against the company (i didn't add to the filing. I think i only sold 2 or three pics for about $75). Quite a few of the pics i know i did sell the copyright.
So here are some of the things i used to draw. Before you go crazy and tell me how good they are, let me inform you that they were quick tracings. I'd find pics i like in magazines and trace the outlines and put dots where the eyes were, then draw in the rest how i wanted them to be. Since i only made $10-25 a pic, i had to do them fast. But they are "mine" in that i decided how to draw in the eyes and where to put the folds and shadows, etc. I can draw freehand, but i have to spend much more time on it.
The beach scene and the angel i still own, i know. The beach scene was to be used at a local resturant as their children's menu. One of several i did. I was friends with the wife of the owner. They asked me to do them. I don't remember if i was paid, but i retained the copyright. It was mostly trying to get some business, but it never really went anywhere.
So here it is: My big art career!
(P.S. this was long before i met and married Duane, so my name isn't "ford" any more.)