The other day, I took some time to paint a little mandala, and I want to share it with you all.
I usually draw mandalas with a black pen, after I have drawn out the guidelines in pencil. Once the pen is dry, I can easily erase the pencil to get a clean and finished look.
However, in my little experience, when I trace things with a pencil and paint over it with watercolor, I cannot erase it, or with lots of difficulty.
So I free drew this mandala, with no guidelines at all, and I am pretty proud of the result :
During this very relaxing process, I discovered a very simple technique that was, until then, unknown to me. It is how I colored in the clearer colors.
My first idea, for the brown/orange leaves, was to fill them with dots :
However, the results didn’t please me. So I just went back, watering the dots, and creating this beautifully light color :
I am very happy of this new trick, as I have some difficulty equally spreading the pigment with the water, and watercolor is so versatile to top it off!