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.
My most popular card on Instagram this week was my Day 6 card, prompt: dreamcatcher.
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.
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.
Day 9 I found a reference drawing on my art inspiration board, and I copied it, except I changed the hands and feet.
On Day 10 I watched a video about drawing children’s faces.
This is my try:
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.