I’ve created an unusual, for me, colouring page for members of the Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans facebook group. It’s a tesselated/tiled pattern created using one of my recent mandalas.
It’s a lot of fun to use my artwork in an app called Repper and create new, geometric patterns from it.
I did have to redraw the basic unit (tile) of the pattern to clean it up and remove some tiny details. But that let me adjust the pattern a little too.
For my coloured example, I used a palette of medieval illuminated manuscript inspired colours – red, green, gold and blue almost jewel tones.
The colour really does help to make sense of the pattern. It also brings out different ways in which the different layers and motifs are joined together, which really makes me smile!
It’s not until I look at it now that I can see the way the contrast and highlights have added a lot of layers and depth to the design.
I may have to do more of these in the future; they’re just so much fun!