I had some spare time a few days ago and I sat down with my iPad and did some digital coloring. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, and it felt good to just play around.
I took some of my mandalas and colored them in. I like doing that better than just coloring the lines themselves, like I’ve done with some previous designs. I picked out a few of the ones I thought would be fun and just went at it.
I really like how this one turned out. The colors are bright and vibrant and it makes the various layers stand out more than they do in the original black and white drawing. Of course, then I had to throw it into iColorama and see how I could play around with it in that.
I added a texture and a new color overlay. There’s also an embossing effect to make it look raised. I love how it has more dimension and texture. This could be an old tile design or part of a vintage textile pattern. Pretty cool.
I also had time to color in another mandala. I was curious to see how this one went, because I really liked how the original black and white turned out.
This one doesn’t have a lot of contrast, but I’m still happy with how it turned out. I may try coloring it again with a different color palette and see if I like it better. Or maybe throw it into iColorama too and see how I can transform it. I still don’t know all the ins and out of iColorama, but I’m having a ton of fun playing around with it. 🙂
This one is simpler than the ones I’ve been drawing lately. However, the simplicity is what is appealing, I think. Cleaner lines, less detail, but still looks fun to color. 😛
60 seems like it should be some kind of milestone. I started drawing these mandalas on a whim – who knew it would stick around this long? There are definitely days (and mandalas) that go better than others, but I can see progress when I look at where I started. Still room for improvement, but tons better than when I began.
I spent quite a bit of time yesterday drawing and painting. The last week has been spent trying to get everything done for school opening and I just hadn’t had the energy to do much of anything else. However, after a few hours of creating, I feel like my mojo is back and my focus is better. I think I’ve been more productive in an hour this morning than I have been all weekend. 😀
Ever have one of those days when nothing goes right? I had one of those the day I drew this. It turned out okay, so maybe that whole ‘zen’ idea works. Still frustrated after drawing it, but feeling better.
This one kinda looks like candy – stripes on the outside and then surprises inside. I like all the detail – should be fun to color!
It’s hard to believe I’ve done this for 56 weeks already. Time flies. But at least I’m having fun while it does. 😀
I actually really like how this one turned out. It feels cohesive and balanced, something I often struggle with. I love the contrast of the circles and the lines and the sense of movement from the curved lines. One of my better ones so far.
Not sure how I feel about this one. I like the outer layers, but the inner layers could be more cohesive. But I’m still experimenting and learning new things, so it’s all good, right? 😛