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.


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


Indian Flower Two

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.

indian flower one color

This drawing is available for you to color on the Coloring Page.


Sketch Book – Volume One

My sketch book is full of drawings.  At least one practice drawing daily for 4 months.  To celebrate, I drew on the cover.  Some of the drawing are good.  Some of the drawing are poor.  It is now a good reference if I need a idea or a pattern.


New sketch book start tomorrow.


Winds of March

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.

The S Tangle

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.