My kids joined in too, and even my other half did a couple, and we ended up with this fantastic wall of creativity:
I did all 61 cards last year over June and July, and I wish I was in a position to do so this year, but work is crazy busy :(
So instead this year I have set myself the task of still doing 61 index cards, but over as much time as it takes (ie not within the 2 months)
And rather than doing all sorts of different styles and subjects like I did last year, I'm going to use this as an exercise to improve my portraits - and paint 61 faces, men, women, children, maybe even animals, with different facial expressions. It's all good practice.
So here is the start of this year's ICAD wall:
I found the child's face particularly hard - he was supposed to look cheeky and adorable, not evil :)
And the profile pic top right is based on an old photo of my school friend Jo, and I struggled to capture her likeness to my liking,
but I am pleased with the two on the left.
A 50:50 success rate on my first 4 cards isn't too shabby I guess? :) i hope I can keep that up over the remaining 57!