I made it to Day 45 of the 100 Mandala Challenge. Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook“ challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days. I posted the first five, the next five, the next 10, the next 20, and now the next forty. Do you see a pattern?
Below are some of the mandala that I like the best from 041 to 080. All of the drawing for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.
September 26, 2018
September 27, 2018
September 28, 2018
October 3, 2018
I like neon colors. The pinks, the yellows, the oranges – how they look vibrant on the paper. Below are some of my latest drawing where I experimented with neon colors, and black and white pens to create drawings and their backgrounds.
The Windmill effect is one of the better ones. Done with Neon Sharpies and Sakura gel pens.
Mandala 074 – Black Light
The first background I did with Neon Sharpies and Sakura Gel Pens. The white gel pens did not show as much as I would have liked, but I wanted to keep the lines simple.
October 13, 2018 – Neon
October 13, 2018 – Black Light
Stadler Fine point neon markers were used for this drawing.
Mandala 078 – Black Light
Busy with stars!
October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018 – Black Light
Cheap neon color pencils and Stadler Fine point neon markers were used to color the circles.
Mandala 076 – Black Light
Flowers and more flower. Neon Sharpies and Faber Castell Pitt pens were used. I probably should have used a thicker point pen.
October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018 – Black Light
And finally the best for last. This drawing was done on Bristol Board using Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Neon Sharpie Markers.
Neon Twirls under Blacklight
I try to create two drawings a day; one drawing on 3.5″ tiles (usually a Studio Series Artist Tiles) and one drawing in my sketchbook. The purpose is to practice drawing something everyday, so I can move to more complicated pieces; people, building, landscapes, etc. The drawings below are not complicated, but a quick sketchbook drawing inspired other drawings.
This is the drawing done in my sketchbook. It provided the idea to create a colorful drawing on the 3.5 inch tile. Maybe I should turn this into something bigger and colorful.
This little drawing was done using Sakura Metallic Gel pens and Faber Castell Pitt Pens. It just twirls around the page.
October 3, 2018
After the little drawing was completed, the idea for the larger drawing began to form. Yes, I created a grid with lines and circles in pencils to keep the drawing uniformed. The outlines of the tear drops were done with a Faber Castell Pitt pen and colored with Neon Sharpie Markers on Bristol Board. The was drawing vibrant, but plain, until the detail was added.
These are my first Neon color fluid painting, and they are gorgeous under the black light. The neon paint was DecoArt Americana Neon Light Acrylic. The colors used from white, pink, orange, blue, green and yellow.
The paintings under normal light.
The beauties under black light. I may just have to make more Neon Paintings.
Both paintings are 4″ squared.