|Index cards 29-35 from week 5 of Daisy Yellow's Index-Card-a-Day Challenge 2012.|
I'm not sure where the carnival in card 4 came from! But it started when I drew the triangles on the top and thought, "Hmm, these kind of look like tents for a carnival or circus." So then I drew the other tents and the Ferris wheel on the bottom and coloured them in with watercolour pencils and gel pens. It ended up being a rather fun card and one of my favourites so far. And yet another example of how unexpected things can happen when you're creating art!
The sun mandala on card 5 was created on a dull, grey, cold, rainy day when I was longing for summer to return. I didn't really like the rainbow mandala on card 6 when I first created it, but I'm warming up to it now - although the photograph made the browns look like the purples and the greens look duller than they really are. Finally, my sketch of a pot of flowers on our deck on card 7 is probably my favourite of the week. I really love doing sketches like this and having my sketch actually look like the thing that I am sketching! I think I want to do more of these sketches in the following weeks.
That's all for now! There are less than 4 weeks of ICAD left to go, so things will soon start wrapping up. Thanks again for your comments on my past ICAD posts, and remember that it's still not too late to give ICAD a try yourself. Just check out Daisy Yellow's ICAD FAQ if you need more information.
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