My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

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My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

This summer I participated in three overlapping art challenges. I posted my last update a month ago. The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge ran June through July, and July was also World Watercolor Month.

I had chosen animals as my theme for ICAD, because I wanted to practice drawing them. But I really missed my Zentangle, so I tangled the butterfly below:

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This is what it looked like when it was painted. I think I like the black-and-white better:

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I experimented with watercolor pencils. Either I’m not doing it right, or my pencils are crappy, because to me this hen looks like it was done in colored pencils, even though I washed the heck out of it:

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Peacock:

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In honor of our late dachshund, Rudi:

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And this kitty looks a little like our Zoe, but not really:

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And here are all my challenge projects:

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Only 24, not 61, which would be one a day. Mostly that’s because most of my projects took more than one day to make. I limited myself to 45 minutes a day so I’d still have some writing time. The center column above are my World Watercolor Month paintings.

2 responses »

  1. Very nice!!! I did all my painting in journals and now realize that was a mistake, because I can’t line them up like this and look at them!! The problem with the watercolor pencils may just be that it is on an index card (if indeed it is)… I bought some thick ones and tried watercolor on them and it was a no-go. Or it may be the pencils. The best I have found so far are caran d’ache museum aquarelle… oh my goodness I love them!!! But even some less expensive sets do pretty well. (If you can purchase one of these sets though I highly recommend them!!!)

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