Tag Archives: #WorldWatercolorMonth

One Last Card

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) almost every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 61; Day 31

Click here to see the rest of my cards for these challenges.

Culmination of Index-Card-a-Day and World Watercolor Month Challenges

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I love challenges. They motivate me to do the things I wish I was doing all year long, such as drawing or making art if not every day, at least every other day.

This was my sixth year participating in these two challenges. As of yesterday, I’d completed 51 out of 61 cards for ICAD and 24 out of 31 little paintings for World Watercolor Month.

Almost done

If I manage to do one today, I will post it later.

Instead of following the suggested prompts for each day, I chose to work through the first few chapters of The Complete Book of Drawing People by Barrington Barber. My goal for the month was to systematically get better at drawing people. I don’t know that I actually did that, but I tried. I confess there were a couple of sketches that were so unsatisfactory I threw them away without photographing them. All the rest, the good, the bad, and the ugly, I posted on ARHtistic License and on Instagram, not because I’m so delusional that I thought they were all good, but because all our efforts are significant, even when we fail miserably. I have nothing to lose by showing you my less successful endeavors, and I might even entice you to try what you’re dreaming of creating if you know that it’s okay to have a learning curve.

I’d like to share again the ones I like the best:

Day 13

Day 20

Day 24

Day 25

Day 35; Day 5

And this next one is my #1 favorite this year. You can see by the lines that didn’t get totally erased that this is a proportion study:

Day 37; Day 7

It’s funny how subjective our preferences are. On Instagram, this is my drawing that got the most likes:

Day 6

I’m guessing he looks like a lot of people’s best friend.

#dyicad2021 Day 60/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 30

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Day 60/ Day 20

#dyicad2021 Day 59/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 29

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 59/ Day 29

#dyicad2021 Day 58/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 28

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 58/ Day 28

#dyicad2021 Day 57/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 27

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Of course, you knew I couldn’t do a two-month art challenge without including a unicorn:

Day 57/ Day 27

#dyicad2021 Day 55/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 25

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) most days in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 55/ Day 25

#dyicad2021 Day 53/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 23

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 53/ Day 23

#dyicad2021 Day 52/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 22

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 52/ Day 22

#dyicad2021 Day 51/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 21

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 51/ Day 21