I am taking a FREE class over at Willowing and friends. The class is led by Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal, a very talented lady and artist. She is offering the class on Mandalas and teaching it so well. She furnished a template for week one but me not reading instructions very well just made my own on watercolor paper. I first used, probably an antique compass and on my trusty watercolor tablet started creating per her instructions. Such a peaceful art I thought. I then used my watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons and just played and played. I thought it needed some bling so added some tangles to it and it is finished. My first drawn Mandala. Earlier in the blog I had done one with a paper painting, where I painted the paper and then tore it up and made the design. This art way just has a different feeling to it.
Here you go, it just kind of evolved to this. I didn't start out with anything in mind, in fact what I first drew was nothing like what I finished with. funny how that happens, guess our Muse just takes over.
I also have been getting back to sketching. I know all these goodies I have been doing are going to meld together and something will come out of this. I do have to stray a tad here--- melding. Now when I think of that word I think of Spock in Star Trek mind melding with someone. OK, just a short subject stray here for me.
I used a mechanical pencil, never really used one before but now it is my most favorite pencil. It has been years since I have sat down to draw faces so still a bit rusty, but of course the fairies had to pop in there.
So there you go my sketching and coloring. Just some peaceful art play. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today. xoxo