Art Cards – Dog Days of Summer
So last week, we agreed to take turns coming up with a word or phrase we could both use as a prompt, and then see the difference in our inspiration. I picked the phrase Dog Days of Summer, which are the hottest, most sultry days of summer between July and September.
We had a super duper hot streak of weather and no rain, so I illustrated side 1 with a hot sun and a blue sky. Side 2 has a gingham pattern in the background to represent a picnic tablecloth, with lots of little silhouettes of summer highlights.
Part of my weekend adventures included a visit to see my cousin Linda who owns Blue Sky Alpacas, you know, the awesome yarn company. She used to have a herd of alpacas on her farmette, but now she just has three for pets. I have gotten so used to illustrating with my watercolor crayons, so I had fun using my colored pencils for this set.
I’m curious to see what prompt Michelle will choose for our next set.