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.
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.
I created a black and white version that is available for download on my Coloring Page.
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:
Draw black lines on a page. Circles, squares, squiggly lines, it does not matter.
Color every other section. Start anywhere.
If you desire, use multiple colors. Sections of the same color can not touch.
The line drawing created in Corel Draw:
Double Swirl colored: Notice is this example I started with the tips.
This drawing shows a different starting point, along the edge. Even though, both have identical line drawings, they have a different feel.
The hand drawing of the Double Swirl, created on a Studio Series Artist Tile using Sakura gel pen.
Click here to download a pdf line drawing of the double swirl. It is also available on the Coloring Page.
“Adult Coloring” has become very popular. I think I my have started the trend with the purchase of the “Secret Garden” coloring book. And then, my niece asked to color in it. Afterwards, I gave her the book and purchased another one. Not to mention the time I have spent on Amazon looking for other books.
For the last week, the only Internet I have been using is through my phone. So, here are some pictures I have colored when I wasn’t out taking pictures.