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.
I have “played” around with watercolors in other art projects, but here is my first flower done in watercolor. Now, I guess I should do a study of how to use watercolors.
It was done on a 5″ x 7″ paper using Derwent Watercolor pencils and a water brush.
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.
August 25, 2018
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.
October 23, 2018
October 21, 2018
October 20, 2018
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
Well, pretty is in the eye of the beholder. Below are some of my more recent drawings that I think are pretty.
October 3, 2018
October 6, 2018
October 9, 2018
October 7, 2018
October 8, 2018
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.
This mandala was done with neon gel pens.
This is the same on as above, but shown under blacklight.
Mandala 022 – Black light
September 18, 2018
This mandala was done with the doctor’s office’s ballpoint pen while waiting.
All of the mandalas are shown on the Mandalas Challenge page.
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.
September 9, 2018
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2018
August 19, 2018
August 9, 2018
August 15, 2018
August 12, 2018
August 25, 2018
August 17, 2018
August 18, 2018
August 11, 2018
August 24, 2018
August 16, 2018