Large Colorful Mandala 10

Flowers and more flowers. Done with Derwent Inktense Pencils on 16″ x 20″ Carson Artboard. Inktense is like watercolor pencils, the only difference is once water is applied, it’s permanent. One tip I used was, if you outline in color pencils, it will help with the bleeding. So, I used Prismacolor pencil on the outline.

2018 Christmas Card

My Christmas Cards are mailed.  Enough time has passed that most of the cards should have reached their destinations.  Now, I can share the cards on my blog.

This year I drew ornaments on 3.5″ square tiles.  I selected the high quality tiles, because I wanted to color on the tiles.  I keep the color to a minimum because I wanted the ornaments to look delicate like glass Christmas ornaments.  Below are a few of the tiles.  All of the tiles are located on Drawing page.

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I designed the card in CorelDraw.  I converted the picture below to an outline drawing to use as a background on the card.

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I created an area on the card to put the tile.   I have been placing the same symbol with my name on all the back of all my cards since 2004.

2018 Christmas Card Outside

Outside

2018 Christmas Card Inside

Inside

The folded card measures 5.25″ square.  I embossed several stems on the front of the card, and attached the tiles to the cards with photo corners.  I wanted the recipient to be able to remove the tile without damaging the tile.   Below is one of the finished cards.

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Sketchbook – Volume 4

It took me about 10 weeks, but I filled up another sketchbook.  Most of the drawings in the sketchbook are mandalas.  Here are a couple of drawings that were not mandala, and several of the mandalas I really liked.

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August 25, 2018

Mandala - 1

Mandala 001

Mandala - 2

Mandala 002

Mandala - 4

Mandala 004

Mandala - 5

Mandala 005

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Mandala 010

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Mandala 019

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Mandala 031

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Mandala 038

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Mandala 051

 

100 in 57 Days

On September 1, 2018, I accepted the 100 Mandalas in 100 Day Challenge.  On Day 57 of the Challenge, I have made 100 Mandalas.  Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook“ challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days.

Below are some of the mandala that I like the best from 081 to 101.  All of the drawing for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.

Mandala 100 was done on 9″ x 12″ Bristol Board using Faber Castell Pitt pens, Chameleon Markers, and Sakura metallic gel pens.

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Mandala 100

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Mandala 99

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October 23, 2018

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Mandala 095

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October 21, 2018

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October 20, 2018

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Mandala 084

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Mandala 090

100 Mandala Challenge – The Next Forty

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.

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September 26, 2018

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September 27, 2018

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September 28, 2018

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Mandala 051

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Mandala 049

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October 3, 2018

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Mandala 048

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Mandala 061

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Mandala 064

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Mandala 069

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Mandala 074

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Mandala 080

100 Mandalas Challenge: The Next Twenty

Day twenty-five into the 100 Mandalas in 100 Days Challenge I am on number 40. Below are some of the latest mandalas that I like.

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Mandala 021

This mandala was done with neon gel pens.

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Mandala 022

This is the same on as above, but shown under blacklight.

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Mandala 022 – Black light

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Mandala 024

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Mandala 026

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September 18, 2018

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Mandala 033

This mandala was done with the doctor’s office’s ballpoint pen while waiting.

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All of the mandalas are shown on the Mandalas Challenge page.

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

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