Happy Coloring Day 2017!

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Have a wonderful day, and find even a few minutes to colour, relax, unwind and calm!

Here’s my finished version of my Coloring Day Template 2017.  I’ve enjoyed colouring it, muchly, but now need to turn my attention back to drawing eerie lineart for Dover Publications.

Oh, I coloured it using my Microsoft Surface Pen and Microsoft Surface Book in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.  It took around 15 hours or so to complete, I think; I lost time while doing it!

By the sea – update

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I’ve spent quite a bit of time on this over the past couple of days, and it’s coming along for sure.

The background colour isn’t the final one; I’ve yet to work out what colour/s would work out well, but just testing out a sandy kind of colour.

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Pen

Mandala of the day

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I thought I’d try white on a kraft paper coloured background.  I quite like it.

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my Microsoft Surface Book

Today’s Mandala

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Drawn on my Microsoft Surface Book using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and a Surface Pen.

A little, pastel mandala

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Today, I’ve been artfully busy with drawings for a new book for Dover Publications Inc., but have taken time out this evening to draw a simple mandala, and to colour it in.  Oddly, I’ve chosen lots of pastels!

Mandala created using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and my Microsoft Surface Book.

Rainbow Mandala – another

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Late last night I spent some time playing with mandalas where the background is completely black and the design is in colour.  I came up with a few where the design was the same, but the colours were different.

This morning, I felt I wanted to try a bigger, more complex mandala, and this is what resulted.

I love the way the colours seem to glow against the black, there’s something almost magical about it.

Of course, I now want to play with different colour combinations, particularly complementary colours.

It’s fun!

Playing with colours and mandalas

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I’ve just spent an hour or so playing with a mandala design and colour, and these seven mandalas are the result.

Over the past few days I’ve been working on a new book for Dover Publications.  One of the templates I designed took me 3 full days of work to colour digitally.  I had to get my head around layers and experimented with texture and the like.  The result I rather like…and no doubt I’ll show in the fullness of time.