Deluxe ICAD Update

“I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.” 
Haruki Murakami

Playing with designs and variations, inspired by cathedrals and palaces and old paintings and graffiti and worn walls. Drawn in the hotel room with a brush pen on the tea-stained and stitched card I made earlier in the challenge. I really like this one.

The Paris card is one of my all-time favorites! I tried using very little pressure to create the thin lines in an elegant style! In this card, I felt like all of the practice alphabets and lettering experiments over the past several years have really started to come together. It's not just lettering, but expressing a feeling and a mood. 

The third and fourth have a story. They were drawn at the Eiffel Tower while waiting 3+ hours for the family to take the elevator to the top. I am not good with heat, lines or heights so I was much happier sitting on steps, watching tourists from all over the world take selfies under the tower as well as guys trying to sell the tourists plastic hazarai like plastic Eiffel Tower keychains. I thought it would be about an hour, but it's no surprise that Paris is crazy busy in the summer! 

This was the first time in over a month that I drew with anything other than a brush pen because I've been resting my finger. I also made an impromptu sketch of a "caricature artist" who was drawing a girl from the UK. He's on the right, with glasses holding a huge clipboard. After he had finished, I handed him the index card. It wasn't a great sketch, but hopefully it caught him by surprise and brightened his day. These were drawn with a medium point black Sakura Gelly Roll

The last two were drawn with a Uniball UM-153 {you can get these in black, white, etc. at Amazon or Jet Pens} in the waiting room as we found ourselves {unfortunately} at the eye doctor the day after we returned from our trip; my daughter has inflammation in her eye that started while we were on the road, but with medication it should resolve within a week. She's doing much better already.

Index cards #38-42. 

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