The second mandala for the month of August covers days 6-10. This mandala was pretty difficult when I got into it. I had to really think about how each pattern would fit into the mandala so that it flowed and looked decent enough. Here are the links for the next five patterns of this challenge … Read More
I remember my first mandala. I wasn’t even trying to make a mandala, I just thought it was pleasing to look at. I toyed around with the different colors and just tried to make it fun. Then someone told me to try for more detail. I just tried different designs until I saw something I … Read More
Have you seen these scratch pads? How fun it was to create some awesome art with my daughter. She especially loved the stencils she could use for her pieces. It was nice just sitting there, talking and creating something truly special between us. The art pieces were just a bonus! *wink* Of course, the first … Read More
Fall in love with page 11 of my 2017 Sketchbook.
Check out this mandala on page 10 of my 2017 Sketchbook!
The Mandala Collection I is finally complete with the fifth and final mandala. See the whole collection here!
With the fourth mandala completed, Mandala Collection I is almost finished!
With the third mandala done, Collection I is more than halfway complete.
The second mandala in this collection is just as beautiful as the first, Compare them here!
This flower was done over lunchtime today. If you’ve been following the Lunchtime Doodle series you will know that I have less than 45 minutes to create each piece. I purchased artist tiles that are the perfect size for this time frame. The lines are not perfect, but that it what this challenge is about. … Read More
Come along with me on the journey to create my first Mandala Collection, which will be on sale soon!
What can you create in less than 45 minutes with the pattern, Pharro?
Check this flower out! This is something I have never drawn before but as I was laying down last night trying to rest my head, I was thinking about how I could draw a flower that was unique. The good thing about this flower is that each section can be decorated differently. These are just … Read More
This is something I just had to share. If you recall my latest Very Big Sketchbook post, you will notice that the flowers on there were something that I was playing around with. I decided that I was going to play a little more and see what I could come up with. This just might be my … Read More
This mandala came to be long before I really got into Zentangle, but it implements so many principles of that. This mandala was created a while ago, but I realized I hadn’t shared it yet with you guys. Since my current project is taking longer than one sitting, I decided to share it. I would … Read More
So, here I am sitting at my desk again over lunch and of course I have a pen in my hands and I’m drawing on an artist tile. My lunch break is 45 minutes long. If I eat within that time frame, the amount of time I have to draw is much shorter. But I … Read More
Oh, Mandala decorated with washi tape. I haven’t used washi tape too much in the past but I really like the way this turned out. This Mandala is really detailed. Even the tiniest flick of the pen created depth. I did try something a little different in the center. I usually create a larger center. … Read More
This was WAY more difficult that I thought it would be when I started it. In my mind it was going to be beautiful and simple and as it progressed I had to figure out what line was supposed to be on which level. I like the way it turned out, but I know that … Read More
Sometimes making a mandala simple, and creating a difficult or busy background is more fun, than actually producing a difficult mandala. This was one of those times. I loved creating this piece as it tested my ability to think of different patterns to create the detailed background I was looking for. Do you like a … Read More
I had completed two separate mandalas this weekend. Although I had a lot going on, somehow I still finished them. Each one took more than 5 hours to complete. I used Staedtler Pigment liners to complete them. As you can tell, this first one took the most time because there are a LOT of dots. But … Read More
On this piece, I used the Art-n-Fly pens that I reviewed earlier. They worked out pretty nice. The smaller tips were perfect for the bubbles. When I first started this piece, I started with just a flower. However, I have just fallen in love with tentacles on flowers, It makes them seem like something out … Read More
Well today over lunchtime, I was able to start a mandala. It was completely free handed as you can probably tell. The spinning flower was interesting to draw and the biggest problem is deciding where to stop. This second mandala is one that I did at home with my normal tools of the trade. The … Read More
This was an unfinished piece from last year. I decided to just finish it up so that I had less unfinished projects on the table. Why do you ask was this unfinished? I don’t know, anything could have happened, I do have a house full of kids and whatever happens happens. Regardless of why it … Read More
Step 1: Create your grid. I enjoy having my mandala in the center of the page so the first thing I do is draw an X by drawing a line from each corner to the opposite. This is the lightest of lines because it’s literally used just to center my graphic. I then take my … Read More
Often times I find a friend that appreciates my mandalas to ask what they see. This time I was pleasantly surprised to find that several of them saw a spinning flower. This mandala started out as something completely different. I wasn’t even sure which direction I wanted to go. With every passing moment, I saw … Read More