100 Mandala Challenge – The Next Ten

I was reading Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook. It challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days. My first ten mandalas for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.   I am on day 13 and I am seven ahead.  That will come in handy when I start my long drive to the south.  Below are drawings 011 through 020.

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Mandala 020

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Mandala 019

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Mandala 018

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Mandala 017

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Mandala 016

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Mandala 015

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Mandala 014

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Mandala 013

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Mandala 012

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September 9, 2018

100 Mandalas

I was reading Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook“. It challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days.  My definition of mandalas, not the official definition, is: a design, usually round, that is symmetrical.  I enjoy drawing mandalas, so challenge accepted.  Below are the first five.

Mandala - 1

Mandala 001

Mandala - 2

Mandala 002

Mandala - 3

Mandala 003

Mandala - 4

Mandala 004

Mandala - 5

Mandala 005

As I work on the next 95 mandalas, I will post them on my 100 Mandalas Challenge page.  Note:  The feature image a mandala I did right before I accepted the challenge.

The Good, the Bad

Sometimes you have to work through the bad to get to the good, the pretty, and the amazing.  Believe it or not, you learn something with ugly drawings.  Below are some of the good and bad drawings from August.   Others drawing are on the Drawing page.

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August 20, 2018

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August 19, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 15, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 25, 2018

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August 17, 2018

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August 18, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 24, 2018

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August 16, 2018

 

Success! Well somewhat!

This is probably my first successful drawing using alcohol ink pens, well somewhat. Alcohol ink dries quickly but it bleeds very badly. One tip I read with using alcohol ink was to outline the area in matching color pencil.

This drawing is a mixture of Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, and Chameleon Pens.

Sketchbook No. 3

Today I filled up my third sketchbook.  It was a difficult decision which topic I would share today, but I decided this would be the first.  There maybe other topics today.

First about the sketchbook cover.  I read a article about how kids draw and as we grow older we want our drawings to become more realistic.  Today, I decide to draw the stick figure of myself, like I have been drawing it since elementary school.  The hair has gotten longer over the years.  The house and tree definitely has more detail.  Draw, draw anything.  The good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, and the amazing.

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Here are some of the pages from Sketchbook – Volume 3.

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Drawings and More Drawings

I am back with my art supplies for the next 10 days.   I was able to clean up some of the pencil lines and add color to the daily tile drawings, which I created since May 15, 2018, when my road trip to the Southern United States started.  Three drawings are missing from the list, since they are safe in south Louisiana.

Here is the link to all of the drawings:  Drawing Page  Some of the drawing a good and some were done quickly.  Below are some of my favorite:

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June 25, 2018

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June 1, 2018

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June 2, 2018

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May 25, 2018

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June 10, 2018 – Hearts

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May 27, 2018

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May 23, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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June 21, 2018

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June 7, 2018

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June 8, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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June 6, 2018