ICAD is back!
Back in 2014 I took part in Daisy Yellow‘s Index-Card-A-Day challenge and I thought I’d join in again for the 2016 session. The point of the challenge is to make some kind of art on an index card each day throughout June and July (61 days). The art you make doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, or even ‘good’ (define ‘good’!) It’s about having fun! There are prompts which are completely optional, which are good if you need a creative kick-start. I tend to do a mix of using the prompts and freestyling it. Go on any of the big social media sites and search #ICAD2016 or #DYICAD2016 to see index card art from all around the world.
Click here to see my ICAD2014 cards
Here are my #ICAD2016 cards for week 1:
I’m using 6 x 4 inch, plain white, Exacompta index cards.
Title Card: many layers of Golden Artist acrylics with stamped letters and numbers, plus ink outlining and doodling.
Day 1: Golden Artist acrylic paints in various yellows, with a zendoodle drawn with my trusty Pilot Permaball pen. The blues and greens were added last with Caran D’Ache Neocolor II crayons and a waterbrush.
Day 2: Again, Golden Artist acrylic paints for the background in Quinacridone Magenta and Hansa Yellow. Pyramids cut from a lined index card and collaged onto the card, outlined with a black Stabilo All pencil and waterbrush. Quote handwritten on the back of an old envelope using a Pilot Permaball pen and a white Uni Posca acrylic paint pen, cut out and collaged onto the card.
Day 3: Inspired by a drawing class I took online with Lisa Congdon, I decided to draw lots of dogs (although some might be cats!) with my Pilot Permaball pen. The green is a Neocolor II crayon with waterbrush.
Day 4: Phrase with typewriter-style stamps, cut and collaged onto a card I had been using to wipe excess paint onto, outlined in black ink.
Day 5: Acrylic painted and stenciled background with butterfly washi tape border and acrylic and ink clouds. Houses painted with Neocolors and a Stabilo All pencil and waterbrush onto a separate card, cut out and collaged in place.
Day 6: A zendoodle that was originally just a basic line drawing of something else. I added colour with Neocolors and waterbrush, then added a top ten of things I like in pen.
Day 7: A black Pilot Permaball zendoodle.
Are you doing #ICAD2016? Feel free to leave a link to where I can see your cards in the comments!