Golden Mandala 16 Dec 2018

© Angela Porter 2018

A little bit of playing around with textures and so on and I created this fun mandala, more like a concentric series of ‘wreaths’, but it was fun to do and I’m quite happy with the result. It’s fun, whimsical and just a bit shiny.

I used simple foliage and floral motifs, with the odd berry and heart thrown in for good measure, not to forget dots and stars! It’s amazing how simple motifs can result in a fairly complex looking design.

Instead of a black background for the design I went with midnight blues, with some texture added, though it’s rather subtle. Blue and gold is a classic colour combination – rich and opulent. Mind you, I rather like a rich burgundy with gold.

I have no idea how this would look when printed out, however it’s pretty to look at on the screen.

However, the main purpose of me creating these kinds of mandalas is to have fun and to explore more in the way of digital art and how I can make it work for me.

My tools for this were Microsoft Surface Pen and Studio, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and a gold texture that I acquired in a set from Creative Market.

Yesterday I didn’t do that much in the way of art. I did get a template done for New Year, but I’m not at all sure about it. My mood was ‘off’ yesterday so I just spent a fair amount of the day relaxing and resting up. Sometimes that’s what is needed.

I’m feeling a bit more upbeat today, but I have a case of the sniffles. I know I have things to do later on in the day, but this morning, now I’ve tidied up the house a bit, I’m going to relax and maybe do some arty stuff.

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