Index-Card-a-Day, Week 2

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Index-Card-a-Day, Week 2

I’m participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we make a piece of art every day on a 3″ x 5″ card. This week I ignored the prompt most days.

I love the creative work of illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, including her found object art, so on Day 5 I tried one myself.

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My most popular card on Instagram this week was my Day 6 card, prompt: dreamcatcher.

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Toward my ongoing goal of drawing people, on Day 7 I made some emojis, trying to figure out how to change the facial features to portray the different emotions.

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One of the benefits of participating in challenges is sometimes you have to learn something new. The prompt for Day 8 was suzani pattern. I didn’t know what that was.

It turns out suzani is a colorful embroidered textile from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. I looked at pictures of some, and drew a pattern based on them. I used Stabilo pens on a watercolor background. This is my personal favorite this week.

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Day 9 I found a reference drawing on my art inspiration board, and I copied it, except I changed the hands and feet.

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On Day 10 I watched a video about drawing children’s faces.

This is my try:

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For Day 11 I attempted to draw the same boy again, but with four different expressions. But they ended up being four different boys. I suspect I’ll have to draw this boy a few hundred times before I can draw him consistently. I like the surprised boy best.

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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