Hearts Mandala

I created the mandala below for the month of February.  What happens is February, beside National Pizza Day, Ferris Wheel Day, Chinese New Year (wait, I could have easy created a mandala for these days)?  It is the month that Valentine’s Day is observed.

A PDF of this mandala is available on my coloring page, for anyone to download.

Hearts All Over

It was created and colored in CorelDraw.

Hearts All Over Color

Flowers on Bamboo

Below is a drawing I did by hand with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Watercolor pencils on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper.


After I finished the drawing, I thought it would be a fun page to color. So, I recreated the drawing in CoralDraw.  This version was created for letter size paper, therefore the flowers are spaces .75″ apart, instead of the 1″ spacing used on the hand drawing.

flower on bamboo color

I created a black and white version that is available for download on my Coloring Page.

flower on bamboo

Flower Spin

Christmas Cards are done!  Christmas shopping is finished (I think.)  Work area cleaned, so I can get back to my drawings!

Here is a mandala I recreated in Corel Draw.  It was based off of the one I drew by hand, which was Number 80 in the Mandala Challenge.

A black and white PDF version of this mandala is available on my coloring page.

Art of Concentration: Day 3

All tasks requires some form of concentration, even tasks that are habits like eating.  If your concentration dips while eating, you may drop your fork or bite yourself.  With art, if you get distracted while creating your master piece, you may pick up wrong color or apply color to the wrong spot. While it is true, there are no mistakes in art.  There are things we would really like to hide.

Today’s Art of Concentration is the double swirl.  One swirl it going clockwise, the other swirl is going counter clockwise.  It maybe a little more complicated then yesterday’s swirl.  Yes, it does look like a flower.

The rules are:

  1. Draw black lines on a page.  Circles, squares, squiggly lines, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

The line drawing created in Corel Draw:

AofC swirll 2

Double Swirl colored:  Notice is this example I started with the tips.

AofC swirll 2 Color Alt 2

This drawing shows a different starting point, along the edge.  Even though, both have identical line drawings, they have a different feel.

AofC swirll 2 Color Alt 1

The hand drawing of the Double Swirl, created on a Studio Series Artist Tile using Sakura gel pen.


Double Swirl

Click here to download a pdf line drawing of the double swirl. It is also available on the Coloring Page.