Now it’s time to add some depth and dimension to the background doodles. Today I started with the red/magenta sections.
My painting progress:
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1 – add shading to first section of red
2 – add shading to the next section of red
3 – continue adding shading to the next red section
4 – add shading to some more red sections
5 – full view – all the red sections are “shaded”
6 – full view with temporary placement of Bohemian Sunset over the background
To create the dimensional look, I used alizarin crimson and blue violet in the areas where I wanted there to be shadow, based on my imagined light source (coming from the upper left), and to blend in with the shading on the mandala. I used a matte gel medium to blend and thin out the colors so they would blend in more smoothly with the base coat.
Read about the “Behomian Sunset” Mandala as this week’s Mandala of the Week.
About the Mandalas of the Day:
I post a variety of in-progress art for that day which can include mandalas from the Mandala of the Week, the Mandala of the Month, the Mandala of the Year, or the Mandala Meditation Stones.
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My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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