I really like how this one turned out. There is a nice balance of the black and white areas. I’m still trying to get a handle on playing around with the rotations, but I’m happy with this one.
This one feels unbalanced – I should have added more detail to the outer layers. The inside detail is nice and detailed enough for coloring. I might play around with this one in Procreate or iColorama and see what I can create.
More playing with rotational symmetry. I like the trippy inner black and white pattern. The individual elements are kind of a mish-mash, but I like it. 😀
After watching some mandala artists on YouTube, I’ve been experimenting with the symmetry options in Procreate. This was my first attempt with the rotational symmetry turned on. Still figuring it all out, but I like this one. It reminds me of those paper lantern lights.
I did it! I finally listed some of my coloring mandalas on Etsy. After attempting to add things here and becoming frustrated, I finally decided to just go ahead and list the mandalas on Etsy.
They are similar to my Monday Mandalas, but they are more detailed, since I drew them specifically for people to color. It was (unsurprisingly) easy to list the items on Etsy, and adding the files for download was simple. I spent more time creating the images for the listings than I did the actual listings themselves.
I’ve listed 5 mandalas to start, and I plan to add to them this week. If you’d like to check them out, you can find them in my Etsy store here. It’s all kind of an experiment at this point, since I haven’t really done any social media or marketing – mostly because I decided on the spur of the moment to just do it. 😛
It should be an interesting week for me – I’ve opened my Etsy shop finally, I bought more contrast paints to experiment with painting minis, and I bought the iOrnament app for more drawing options. iOrnament reminds me of iColorama – lots and lots of options, but it’s a bit overwhelming at first. I’ve been watching some tutorials to make some sense of it. Lots of good information, but I have a feeling I may still stick with Procreate for the majority of my drawing. I haven’t found anything that has that same line smoothing ability as Procreate.
Lots of changes heading my way – new stuff to learn, a new shop to run, and now WordPress is moving everyone over to the new block editor. I’m using it to create this post – so far, so good, except I miss seeing my word count at the bottom of the post. After some Google-fu, you have to click the information button at the top of your post in the block editor to see how many words you’ve written. Not the end of the world, but an annoying additional click.
Ah well, if that’s the worst of the changes, I’m doing okay, right? I do appreciate that the new editor has lots of options the old one didn’t, change is just hard. Either that, or I’m just old. 😀
This one kind of reminds me of a circus. Not sure why, but it does. In any case, I like it. 😀
More experimentation – changing up the symmetry options in Procreate as I draw. I think I should have added some detail to the inner circle, but other than that, I am happy with this one.
I like this one. Lots of elements to color in and repeated elements. Still playing around with various silhouettes as I finish each one.
Still experimenting around with things – this time with line weights. Trying to figure out how to balance the thinner lines with heavier ones to balance out the different areas.