I had four takers interested in doing a "creative swap" with me. As I only had four takers, I figured that I could really have fun and make some larger zentangle inspired pieces. My skills are better than they were a year ago (I hope.) and I saw this as a chance to give back something beautiful to friends who had sent me such wonderful things.
Mandalas and Zendalas have really been inspiring to me as of late. I created one for an auction at my son's school and wanted to keep going. Once again, I started with mandala design that I traced out on to watercolor paper. My geometry skills are at a solid F so I have to rely on a shape created by someone else. Wanting to keep with the Indian feel of the mandala, I chose to draw in sepia. I used the micron speia pens in a 01, 05 and 1 sizes. I did most of the drawing with the 01 and used the others for fill in and where I wanted a thicker line.
|Mostly done here. Just needs some shading and a few highlights.|
The final size is roughly 7" and will be framed in a 12X12 frame with a 8X8" opening.