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

The Neon Experiment

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.

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Mandala 074

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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.

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October 13, 2018 – Neon

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October 13, 2018 – Black Light

Stadler Fine point neon markers were used for this drawing.

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Mandala 078

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Mandala 078 – Black Light

Busy with stars!

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October 14, 2018

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October 14, 2018 – Black Light

Cheap neon color pencils and Stadler Fine point neon markers were used to color the circles.

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Mandala 076

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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.

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October 15, 2018

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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.

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Neon Twirls

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Neon Twirls under Blacklight

Inspiration from a Wall

You never know what you hang on a wall will inspire someone.  Usually, it is a sign with words on it.  For me it was a wall with balls sculptures, made out of circles, hanging on it.  This inspired me…

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Circles

… to create this.

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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

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.