Index-Card-a-Day, Week 4

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Only five cards this week. Sometimes life is so complicated, I can’t even make a 3″ x 5″ art masterpiece.

On Day 19 I did a second try for my character Fenton, the fairy prince. (See last week’s post to compare.)

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Day 20’s prompt was birdhouse.

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On Day 20 I tried to give Fenton a little color. About a year ago, I bought the portrait palette set of Tombow dual brush pens, which I’ve hardly used, so I thought I’d give them a try for Fenton’s skin tone.

In my mind I see his skin as being pale, almost translucent. When I tested the light pink pen, it looked very pale, but when I used it on the face on the left, it looked like Fenton was sunburned. I toned it down with a little beige, but the overall effect is darker than I wanted.

I tried the right side face in beige, but I felt it was too dark and overwhelming, so I added a little pink on the cheeks.

I’ll figure out skin tones someday. The hair and clothing are watercolors.

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I didn’t do a card on Day 22, but I used Day 22’s prompt, anchor, on Day 23. I used a Pigma Micron pen and watercolors. This card got the most likes on my Instagram page this week.

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Day 24’s prompt was emerald, which made me think of the Emerald Isle. Here’s my Irish scene in watercolor:

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And that’s it for this week. It’s not too late to join the challenge. Here is the ICAD information page.

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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