I must be crazy for drawing so many lines on a page and than coloring them. And, on top of it all, doing two drawings. I must be crazy. However, they were so much fun.
That is probably another rule of Art of Concentration – have fun. Enjoy what you are doing.
The Art of Concentration rules are:
- Draw lines on a page. Circles, squares, squiggly lines, it does not matter.
- Color every other section. Start anywhere. Use any color.
- If you desire, use multiple colors. Sections of the same color can not touch.
The first drawing was a small drawing. It has a simple flower in the middle with a bunch of lines going through it.
There are some many colors that could be added to this line drawing. The first example started out as a simple black and white, but I could not leave it as that. The gray background the flower jump off the page.
The colored version is very busy, it draws your eye all around the drawing. It reminds me of a out country kitchen pattern.
Below is the hand drawing of the x-treme flower. It was done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Crayola markers.
Even though this Mandala started out as a sketch, I thought I could not do it justice on paper, so I put it in Corel Draw, increase the size to 8.5″ squared, and drew circles to the extreme.
From the center, a beautiful flower appeared. There are so many way this could be colored, so many possibilities. After creating a bitmap and using Microsoft Paint to color it, below is the results at my first attempt to color the Mandala. The black background made the color more vibrant.
PDF versions of the today’s line drawings are available on the Coloring Page for downloading. Starting with today, I will put the newest drawings at the top of the page.