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So, if you've followed the step-by-step in the last post, you can see that I added a few bits and pieces - mostly dots, and simple lines - to finish up the piece.
I also took a black colour-pencil, and shaded in some bits, to give the effect of layer-upon-layer. Do you see what I mean? If you do, then my shading effect worked!
I am quite pleased with how this turned out. It took me quite a few hours to complete, but it was time spent well because my mind was free of all thought, and I simple concentrated on my mandala, it's patterns, and what goes where. Oh, and I had Marvin Gaye singing in the background, and that was cool, too!
That's why this is called a Peace Mandala - because it brings me peace.
I wish you peace, too.
Here's another freebie: A bare-bones peace mandala.
This is usually how I work: I plot in most of the design, before I decide on how I'm going to proceed. Sometimes, I'll look at this, and decide that I want to work with just colours - then, I'll colour in bits and pieces.
At other times, I'll decide that I want to add doodles - then, for every segment, I'll think of a different doodle, working from the centre, out towards the end.
This time, I decided that I wanted to go black-and-white. And, this time, I remembered to take some pix of my progress!!!
Here are a few shots, showing you how it went. The pix are numbered 1 through 6.
|I've started at the centre, and done some simple doodles.|
|Outlined some bits, to make them darker, and added new doodles.|
|... more doodles. All simple ones, as you can tell!|
|Almost at the end now, and filling the last segments. One of the patterns is|
something that I try to incorporate in every doodle I do.
Can you spot it?
|Added some thicker bands of black, to make the core design pop,|
and not be drowned out by the fiddle-y doodles.
|... almost done.|
The finished doodle will be in the next post!
8 x 10 inxhwa (21 x 26 cm), on metal. In acrylic.
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