Here's my most recent page, drawing done in colored pencils only, journaling in Souffle and Pitt Pens:
|"Some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you know about them." - Judy Blume|
I'm always curious to know how other people view things. I sometimes have the strongest desire to be able to see life out of someone else's eyes. Not because I want to be that person, but because I think people are so interesting. I guess I could make a poor comparison to Jane Goodall and her relationship with primates. I mean this in that I sometimes feel like an outsider looking in on something I know I'll never really be a part of with extreme fascination. I want to know what motivates people, what makes them the way they are as individuals. I wonder why I notice certain things that other people don't and vise versa. I guess that's what I was thinking about when I did this page.
I've been excitedly waiting for ICAD to start since I first heard about it. ICAD is a challenge to create something on an index card each day. You can learn more about it HERE. The idea of doing something creative everyday appealed to me quite a bit, especially so that I could practice things without the pressure of making something 'pretty'...if it turns out horribly, who cares? It's just an index card! And if it turns out well, then I can paste it in my art journal or try to recreate it on a page.
As usual, I was an overachiever and did two index cards. One is 3x5 and one is 4x6. There are optional prompts for each day over on the website, and the first day's prompt was "zebra". Here's what I came up with.
First the 3x5:
|I have just discovered She & Him, and have been obsessively listening to their "Volume 3" album on Spotify. I also got myself a little present in the form of some Faber-Castell Gelatos, which is what I did for the background, with watercolor for the lettering...I tried Sharpie too (you can see it underneath the watercolor in some places), but either Sharpie and Gelatos don't mix or my Sharpie has reached the end of it's days...|
And here's the 4x6:
|I put some blue gelato around the edges of this and then drew the zebra in the middle. But I gave the zebra a gorgeous horse mane...which zebra's don't have...they have spiky hair...so I scrubbed some black watercolor over it in an effort to 'fix' my 'mistake', and I actually think it's super neat how the color of the gelato comes through the watercolor. I also really like how the face markings came out...it kind of looks like a horse with a really awesome tatoo...|