Monday, 28 September 2015

Rosey lazy-susan

Hydrangea and roses are my favourites, and here they are on a lazysusan for my dining table.

Painted in acrylic, on wood; varnished, and polished. All it will need from now on is a wipe, and the occasional polish, to keep it looking fine.

Below are close-ups of the two bunches of flowers.

Starburst of petals

Something for you to colour - you can either choose the one above, or the one below that's been saved in pencil-sketch mode.

I'm working on colouring it now, and haven't finished it yet. I'll post a pix when I'm done :)

Thursday, 17 September 2015


My latest mandala - what can I say? The pink got away from me!!!!

I guess you have just got to be a fan of piiiiiiink to like this one! Hahahahaha!

To wash that pink right outta your eyes, perhaps you'd like to have a go at colouring it yourself! Here, have a go :)

Monday, 14 September 2015

My peace Mandala

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. 


Free Mandala

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!

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