My inspiration for this week’s art cards came from several sources. First up, I bought a new book to help me with my drawing, especially silly drawing like the cartoony girls I doodled for this week’s art cards, which was helpful for the storyboards I have to draw for my concept development class.
I thought it would be fun to incorporate this adorable paper doll exercise onto my art cards with some fun cartoony girls. (I loved playing with paper dolls as a kid, but I never thought to make my own.)
I’ve had to give a couple presentations in class lately, showing my artwork. I have to muster up all the confidence I can to show my artwork to anyone and even more strength to do a presentation in front of class. So my reflections for this week were to Believe in yourself, and There is a fire inside.
One of my teachers stressed how important it is for us to present our work with confidence. When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too!
I always find inspiration in music. There is a line in the Hurricane song that struck me last Friday, so I decided to use it as a prompt for my second card. (BTW, I think the line in that song actually has different meaning than what I used it for.)
To me, “there is a fire inside” means there is passion burning inside you. Embrace it and let it shine!
On the first card, I made the firey background with watercolor crayons, and on the second card, I made the firey background with dry-brush stippling of acrylic paint. I drew the cartoony girls on cardboard from leftover cereal boxes, painted Gesso over them, colored in the details with colored pencils, and outlined them with a fine Sharpie markie. They are both dimensional in that I attached them to the cards with puffy tape so they stand up from the cards.
Don’t forget to stop our Flickr group to see what Michelle and Sandra have been doing on their art cards.