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
I learned something today; Derwant Intense Color Pencils are water soluble. The drawing today was inspired by yesterday’s drawing. I like the skinning swirls.
A Little Swirl
Below is the design I did in Corel Draw. It has similar swirls.
My inspiration for today’s drawing comes for a lace curtain I saw at a museum.
This is the lace design done in Corel Draw.
The bitmap image colored in Microsoft Paint.
Here is another drawing that I took inspiration from Indian pottery.
As you can tell, I spent more time on the Corel Draw version.
This is another drawing of a flower inspired by Indian pottery. Done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell Pitt Pens and watercolor pencils.
Indian Leaf Flower
This Corel Draw drawing was also inspired by the same flower.
This drawing is available for you to color on the Coloring Page.
If I would have planed the drawing first, it could have been kites inside of a kite. Instead, I used the power of three and drew three kites.
Drawn on a Studio Series Artist tile with Sakura Gel Pens. Watercolors were used for the background coloring.
Becoming! Becoming what? A leaf, a butterfly, a mess of twisted lines, or…
Made with Faber Caster pens and watercolor pencils on a Studio Series Artist Tile.
This wasn’t the pattern I was going to draw today. I opened my sketchbook that I been using to document various patterns and my ideas for patterns, and the book opened directly to this S pattern. I have a lot of experience writing S’s and drawing S’s.
The design was done on a 3.5 inch Studio Series tile with Micron Pitt Pens and watercolor pencils.