I did stick out ICAD until nearly the end, and I’ve got the cards lying around here somewhere. But I sort of forgot I had an art blog over the past six months due to factors including but not limited to:
- a sudden overwhelming obsession with Captain America
- various deaths in the family
- my pseudo-nephew turning a year old
- slow-burning rage over current events
- the abrupt and unforeseen closure of the shared studio I’ve been part of for several years
So that’s what happened there.
In the interests of making this post less banal, here are some ATCs I did awhile back:
|Acrylics, glossy magazine pages, and one of my dad’s old SF mags.
Here are some cards from the second week of ICAD.
Are you sensing a theme? I’m sensing a theme.
Yes, that upper right-hand one was done for the prompt “magenta”, and yes it was totally phoned in. (The 14th was extremely busy, in my defense.) I’m pretty proud of the other two, though.
Colored pencil and gel pens on 3×5 index card.
Broke out my trusty glitter gels for this lady. I’m practicing drawing different types of hairstyles, cos we can’t ALL have flowing waist-length tresses, right? (“Vivat Regina” means “long live the queen”. I am all about queens. And princesses. And tiaras for all, really.)
Collage and alcohol markers.
This is a review of an imaginary book, using text from old encyclopedia articles, including an AMAZINGLY condescending one about Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (Did you know she was only a “minor poet” because her emotions were too strong? *eyeroll*)
I may have used up my month’s supply of purple, but it was worth it.
…and go to the ATC meetup with Mom.
To be perfectly honest I have occasionally had more fun at the dentist’s, but such is life, especially for the introvert. On the plus side, I did actually make an ATC for a change, out of the random baggie of stuff I got at the door:
ATC from challenge packet, May 2014.
Not a very good photo, but then it’s not a very good card, either. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be back to doing things I actually like.
In the meantime I am crawling back into my burrow for the night. Toodles.