Saturday, June 11, 2011

Under the Big Top: ICAD 7 Through 10

Microns, Inktense pencils, Sakura Gelly Rolls
Despite a surgical intermission, I'm proceeding right along with the "Index Card-a-Day" Challenge while incorporating my own spin (a focus on illustration on watercolor paper.)  Before the beginning of June, I sat down and developed a series of prompts that will cover 90 days worth of doodling, giving me a new focus every seven days (six days of drawing, one day of rest.)

The first of those prompts was "Mr. Roboto" which you can see here and here.  I loved every minute of creating mechanized men but I wasn't sure how far I would get on a single topic so I continued to follow my pre-destined prompts.  That brings us to "Under the Big Top."

These aren't bad but I don't feel the same fondness for these characters as I did the robots.  I think I've decided to explore the robot/space theme a bit more in some other way.  However, I will also continue to follow the index card ideas I've already set up for myself.  I think a regular refreshing of topic will keep me engaged better over the long term.  In addition, I think discomfort can be a good sign as it probably means I'm pushing out of my comfort zone.


Scatter said...

These are so adorable! Love the color, the subject, and the joy they project!

Terri Kahrs said...

Methinks the Lady is a bit too critical of herself!!! These little characters are darling, Michelle - especially the little elephant and the dancing pooch. Can't wait to see your interpretations of the remaining prompts. Hugs, Terri xoxo

VivJM said...

I love these characters! Great ideas for your index cards. Will be interested to see how you progress with these ;-)

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