Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ICAD 2016 - #2-#7

This first week of ICAD has moved right along and I'm really enjoying it.  I've been trying to stay a day ahead of the prompts but the wheel fell off that wagon this weekend after a day trip to NYC and coming back exhilarated but too exhausted to do anything productive.  But at least, at this point, I'm not behind (well, at least I'm not behind with ICAD).

June 2nd - Pyramid - I drew the pyramid at Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula and added the word "pyramid" in Mayan glyphs.  It's amazing what you can find on the internet.  HWNSNBP and I honeymooned in Cancun and did visit one of the pyramids there but neither of us could remember if it was Chichen Itza or Tulum.  Of course I could have searched through some pictures to find out, but I had already started this sketch so why not just do that one.  Micron pens, pencil, watercolor pencils.

June 3rd - Snoopy - simple "Joe Cool" portrait in acrylics and markers. Background is done with acrylic paint.

June 4th - Typewriter.  So I isolated this certain part of an old-fashioned typewriter using Micron's, added some pencil shading and then added the colored keys with watercolor pencils.  Wasn't sure whether to add the color because it looked kind of cool in just black and white (should have taken a picture of that too).

June 5th - Clouds.  I used watercolor pencils to draw the sunset based on my photo below.  Then added the quote with a Micron pen.  Funny that my husband and I were just discussing how much prettier sunsets are with clouds.  He even knows that I like to wait for the sun to completely set and look for the color kicking up onto the clouds.

June 6th - Off Prompt (the prompt was Top Ten List) - We went to NYC on Sunday with our Table 7 crew to see "Beautiful" and the set looked like one giant zentangle to me.  I tried to sneak a picture before the performance started - they kept making announcements that no photos were allowed at any time - but it came out so blurry.  I found a picture on the internet that gave me some more of the detail.  I did this with Micron markers and watercolors, with a little white acrylic paint for the lights. Oh, and the show was wonderful.   

June 7th - Off Prompt (the prompt was pinball or bowling).  We took the train into the city and before boarding for our return trip we all hit the restrooms.  There was a grate between the two sections of the ladies room that I thought would make a great tangle.  

Now to think of a good name for it!


  1. These are wonderful! I love that Snoopy! I am so glad I did this challenge this year . . . although with this last week of school and working - time seems to be an issue.

  2. Wow what lovely designs and details.

    Hugs diane


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