Working on catching up with Inktober daily prompts.
For tranquil it had to be a mandala in calming shades of blue.
This one I did digitally; it still has taken me nearly 2 hours of work to complete. Mind you, if I’d done it traditionally it would most likely have taken me all day!
I used my Surface pen, Surface Studio and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. I made use of the symmetry tool in Autodesk Sketchbook, but I didn’t use any smoothing/predictive lines. So, it was a lot like drawing with traditional pens and fineliners – the only aid I made use of was that symmetry tool.
This was drawn on one layer, though I did use a lower layer with guidelines in for the symmetry lines.
Not only does it look tranquil to me, it was a very calming process to draw this.