Friday, July 26, 2013

ICAD week 8 wrap up

The overall theme I used this week was doodling.  I have never been much of a doodler. It takes too long for me to doodle a whole page. I would rather just sketch and get on with the painting. I even tried zentangles for a little while (about 2 weeks) but they were too slow for me. I really admire people who do them so beautifully.


Prompt disco.  I had to google mirror ball to see what they looked like for the sketch. This was a fun challenge. I used pen and markers for colour.


Prompt pastels.  I doodled the flowers and coloured them with Pan pastels.  The background was coloured with a conte pastel and blended to make it smooth. 


 Prompt clouds.  I sketched some clouds and filled in the patterns, then used a little bit of markers for colour.   Some tips I have learned for drawing clouds are:  
- keep the bottom of the cloud flatish
- cloud shapes are taller on one side and trail away to nothing on the other end
- if you are adding colour they are usually grey on the bottom and white on top
- have a look at clouds in the distance and take note of their shape


Prompt Found poetry. I had to look up found poetry to find out what it was. I picked a page from a Dean Koontz book because he uses the most descriptive phrases and words. I had to scan the page and reduce it to get it to fit onto the card. I then picked out my poem and used acrylic paint to cover the words that I didn't want to be seen. I doodled in some butterflies to go with the poem. 


Prompt crossword.  I tried to only use words that related to ICAD but I had too many black spaces to fill so I added some random words as well. This one took much longer than I wanted. 


Prompt Jar.  A whimsical style that I have used a few times since starting this challenge.  I find it amusing that I have never used this style before. 


Prompt stapled collage. I found the sketch of the desk in a magazine and used it with a wallpaper photo. I doodled some of the flowers from the wallpaper across the card.  The words come from another magazine. 

I am going to miss this challenge when it finishes next week. I will not stop creating art though. 

17 comments:

  1. I have really enjoyed seeing your cards on the FB group! You did an amazing job with that disco ball! I also love your found poetry & the stapled collage! I will miss this challenge too!

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  2. Thanks Patricia. It has been wonderful to meet so many other artists through this group as well as seeing the amazing work.

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  3. I don't doodle. I zentangled once and said I'd never do it again. It hurts my hands too much, and I agree, even doodles are too slow.

    I admire your crossword puzzle. I tried to make one once, but got hung up on the design even before I made the words. You did a fantastic job. I also like your Disco with the ball. Very clever.

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    1. Thanks. I did the words first then filled in the black squares. It was easier that way.

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  4. Your cards are ALL beautiful...but I really love the clouds, and the crossword is so clever!

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  5. love all of these!! very nice :)

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  6. Wow these are just gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing your process... I love the cloud tips...and that crossword was amazing...good job...all of it so fun...jar of joy...love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  7. Oh I had to come back and tell you I just adore your banner...amazing...beautiful artwork!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Your cards are beautiful!! I think your doodles are great...love the flowers! Also, the staple card caught my eye!
    Mary

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  9. Every one of these cards are fabulous. I am going to try the crossword, I tried zentangle, twice... I will miss this challenge so much but I think Tammy will having something else on after this.

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    1. Thanks, I will look out for your crossword. I will continue to be inspired by Tammy at the daisy yellow site.

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  10. What a wonderful collection of cards you created this week - I love them all.

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