I am participating in Dion Dior's online workshop, Mastering Twinks. Our first assignment was to create a mandala. I think the idea with mandalas is to be guided by your inner creativity and not to try to control the outcome too much. For anyone who knows me, when it comes to my artwork, I can be a bit of a control freak! It was all I could do to keep my little paws off of the ruler as I was drawing. My mandala is more oblong than round, but it is definitely spirited.
I dampened the paper and painted in the background with Yarka pan watercolors. To prevent them from mixing with the twinks, I sprayed the background with Krylon Matte Spray to fix them.
I worked out the basic design in pencil and then went over it with a Sakura Pigma Micron brush pen.
I chose four colors of twinks, plus gold. After painting the design, I went over the black lines again with the brush pen. I used a charcoal pencil for the shading. I sprayed the painting once more with matte spray to fix the charcoal.
Maybe the next one will be round :) A gal can dream, can't she?
Until next time,