Playing Around

I had some free time sitting around in the doctor’s office the other day to play around with some mandalas and color. Still dealing with my medical issues, but at least the mandalas turned out well! 😛

I started out with a mandala that I thought looked like a quilt block – all straight lines and angles. My color palette selection could have been better, but I do like how the colors highlight the various pieces of the mandala. After some reflection, I think next time I will add more colors into the outer layer – some lighter colors in those lines would make a big difference in the overall appeal, I think.

This mandala was one that I used while trying a different coloring route. Rather than coloring in the empty spaces, I put color in the lines of the mandala itself. I would like to try this one again, but with some bolder colors next time. I like how it turned out, but wish the colors weren’t quite so muted. Something to remember for next time! 😀

What Have I Learned?

Here is the first mandala I published on this blog. I thought it would be interesting to compare it to my latest mandala and decide whether I can see any growth from the start to where I am now in my drawing.

This is my most recently published mandala. I am happy to say that I can see growth and development from where I started. My lines are cleaner, more distinct, and more assured. Even though this latest mandala is not my favorite, it does have a coherence that my first one does not.

It’s definitely been a learning process, and I’m still learning with each mandala I draw. Some day I’ll gather them all together and put them in a book.

Some day. 😀