Shaky

I wanted to try working on mandalas in Amaziograph again.  It has a lot of options that I just can’t easily replicate in Procreate.  So I spent some time fiddling around.

Amaziograph 2

Ok, weird.  Not sure why it’s cut off in the image, since it wasn’t that way in the program.  But I’ve already deleted the original, so – here it is.  😛

The inner parts are good, if kind of plain.  I was playing around with line weights, as you can see.  Unfortunately, Amaziograph doesn’t have the line smoothing like Procreate does.  So my occasional shakiness is more apparent than I’d like.

Maybe I’ll do some initial designs/drawings in Amaziograph and then push them over into Procreate and make the final images there.  That could work.

Monday Mandala 33

Mandala_33Digging the elements I incorporated into this mandala.  Simple, but lots of pieces for coloring, which I like.  I’m experimenting with other forms besides just circles.

I’ve also been experimenting with Amaziograph again.  I think I’ll share some of those mandalas as well.  They’re not as good, simply because it doesn’t have line smoothing, so my shakiness shows more in the lines.  Ah, the joys of aging. 😛

Monday Mandala 32

Mandala_32Is it bad that I am running out of things to say about the mandalas?  Should I just post the image and nothing else?  I mean, it’s an image, so it’s visual, but I’m not sure I’m capable of NOT writing about it, even if I say the same thing over and over.

Is that bad?

In any event, I like this one.  I hope you do too!

Mandala Experiment

I had some time the other day to experiment with digitally coloring some of my mandalas.  I saw this method on a YouTube video.  Using my Procreate app, I made a copy of Mandala 28.

I made a new layer, then placed various rings of color on top of the mandala.  After getting the colors placed, I then used a Gaussian Blur on the layer to make the colors fade easily into one another.

_Mandala_28_Colored_I think it turned out pretty well.  I can see using this as a sticker or decal – on a phone, a laptop, a car window, etc.

I’m still having a lot of fun experimenting with colors, layer styles, filters, and so on, in both Procreate and iColorama.  One of these days I’ll also get around to making some videos of me drawing.  My awesome husband bought me one of those screen protectors for the iPad that makes it sound like you’re drawing on paper, and it’s amazingly soothing.

Maybe I should make an ASMR recording of me scratching away with my Apple pencil. 😛

 

Monday Mandala 30

Mandala_30I can’t believe I’ve done 30 of these already.  I’m excited to color this one and see how that changes the look of it.  It feels balanced and I’m happy with the different levels and how they turned out.  I wish I had made the center layer a bit more complex, but overall I’m happy with the design.