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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Seed of Life

The Summer of Color challenge this week is Pink, Apple Green with a touch of dark green. I couldn't find my compass so I tried my hand at drawing a mandala  on the computer. I followed the directions on the link above and it worked out pretty well. I only had colored pencils and a sharpie with me so that's what I used to color my mandala.  

This pattern is called the Seed of Life. There is something very soothing about coloring a mandala. Maybe it's the repeating pattern.  

Colored pencils are one of my least favorite tools for putting down color.  I don't feel like I have a lot of control. I'm told it takes a lot of practice to get a good even layer of color. Patience is not one of virtues so I am not sure I'll ever get enough practice to get competent with them. What is your favorite tool/method for laying down color?

22 comments:

  1. Mandalas are one of my favorite things to create, just because of the nearly meditational feel I get when doing it. You did great with yours.

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    1. I don't do well with tangles but mandalas I really like

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  2. I'm very impressed that you learnt a new computer thingy to create this lovely piece of art Boo.
    I'm not enamoured with colouring pencils, but I do love my watercolour pencils, Neo 2's and am learning to love my watercolours, more and more. In fact, I'm finding that if I don't use water with my colouring I feel deprived. My favoured method I think :D x

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  3. This is beautiful. With limited art supplies, you have put your creative brain to work and it turned out a stunning mandala.

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    1. I really need to learn how to blend with colored pencils. Of course the ones I used were for kids!

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  4. Ooooh. I love your mandala! It is the perfect way to used this week's SOC colors!

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    1. Thanks. Now I want to do one with watercolor.

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  5. Wow this worked out very well. I really like this!!!
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  6. Great mandala - wonderful use of this week's colours and using limited supplies. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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  7. Love your Mandala, i am not a huge fan of pencils either i struggle to get them to blend so well done for getting such a fab coverage. Love your use of this weeks colours :-) xxx

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    1. Thanks. I feel better knowing I'm not the only one who struggles with colored pencils

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  8. lovely mandala! I prefer watercolor pencils or paints rather than just pencils.

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  9. Yes Mandala's are peaceful to recreate. Have you tired water color pencils?

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  10. Your mandala is lovely! I like color pencils but have not had a lot of luck with blending either.

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  11. Nice soothing mandela for sure!

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  12. I love your mandala! I still haven't really got the hang of drawing and colouring them in but I keep trying!

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