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Day 218(14 days late): Cast Doodles 3

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

About a week and a half ago, I got cast number three put on my broken wrist. I had done a few different doodles on it and was planning on posting it yesterday, but at work I was holding a quart under my arm and somehow the lid popped off! At any rate, the paint went all over my clothes, the front desk, the floor and my cast… completely covering the majority of the doodles I had done with a yellow/beige shade that would great on a wall, but terrible on my light pink cast! So, I decided to embrace the paint today and just paint my whole cast!

I did a little research and found that it was totally fine to put latex paint on a fiberglass cast, plus I’m getting it off Friday, so I wasn’t too worried about it! I had some of that blue/green paint from way back on day 10, so I did a coat of that all over the cast, taking care to just get it on the fiberglass part, and not the cotton or inside the cast.

After that dried, I used a metallic silver sharpie to freehand a sort of damask pattern. I was looking at a picture when I drew it, and it ended up a lot bigger than I was planning… but I think it turned out pretty cool! Then I used a slate blue and a fushia sharpie to outline the shape.

I decided it needed a little bit more, so I thought I would put a little sort of scroll in the two bottom “corners” if you’re looking at my arm palm down. I drew one the same way I did the big pattern, but then I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to draw one one the opposite side because I couldn’t reach it, so one will have to do! Here’s a close up of the side scroll and then a side view of the whole cast.

I think it turned out pretty cool and it’s definitely better than the awkward mess it was last night after I spilled paint on it! And let me tell you, I am SO PUMPED to get this thing off on Friday!! It’s still pretty sore, so I think I may have to wear a brace for awhile, at least at work, but we’ll see what the doctor says!

Anna Grace

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