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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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: