Sunday, November 20, 2011

Star Mandala - first try

Do you remember I said I was taking a new class: how to draw mandalas?  This is my first attempt.

I wish I had started out with my markers  - I like the way they look.  But I began coloring with my pencils, like our instructor Guadalupe did.  Thing is, she had watercolor pencils!  When you paint your mandala, she suggests starting at the center and working your way out.

This flower template that Guadalupe gave us I changed into a star!  And I used regular printer paper instead of the 140 lb watercolor paper, that kept getting stuck in my printer.  Maybe my printer is too old, or it could be the paper's too thick... 

Week Two coming up!  


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Wow! That looks awesome for a first try! I can't wait to see what they look like the the end of your class!

Splendid Little Stars said...

This looks great! I like what you did!
I love watercolor pencils! They are definitely worth owning. I often use them on cards when I free-hand some parts.

Sandy said...

Mandalas are so interesting. I can't wait to see yours!

BeadedTail said...

You did a great job for your first try at those! It looks great!

Kathleen said...

This has a fun folk art look. Nice job!

Rose said...

I love your first try! Beautiful design and colors. I look forward to hearing more about your class.

mysticwynd said...

I love mandalas... partly because they appeal to my spiritual nature, and partly because their kaleidoscopic patterns appeal to the little girl in me!

You did an amazing job on your first attempt, Deb! Can't wait to see another one someday!

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