|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.