|Index cards 36-42 from week 6 of Daisy Yellow's Index-Card-a-Day Challenge 2012.|
As for the other cards, the blue spiral mandala in card 4 was drawn on a day when it was very hot and I wanted to draw something with cool colours and shapes. This one reminds me of water swirling around. Finally, I'm not sure where the final card came from. It is not my usual style at all, and I don't usually work in that many layers. It started when I wanted to tear some pieces of paper and glue them down. I did that, then I added some watercolours and then some doodles in a brown marker. Then the whole thing was starting to look so busy and awful I decided to just cover most of it with some neutral-coloured, translucent acrylic paint. Finally, I used a black paint marker to highlight the flower shapes and called it done. I'm not quite sure yet what I think about it, but I'm really liking the multi-layered look.
There are less than 20 days left of ICAD now. I'll be sad to be done, but I'm also looking forward to moving onto new projects as well. I'm thinking of perhaps writing a poem a day for two months after this... Regardless, ICAD has taught me a lot about my own artistic style and has encouraged me to have more fun in my art. I feel more comfortable simply playing around and trying different things rather than trying to make every piece of art perfect. Once again, I highly recommend trying it out yourself!