Mandala Monday

Mandala Monday

Many ginger and mint teas later I’m finally feeling better. And, with this flu-free news, I’d like to share my latest mandala; a bold colour palette, featuring three of my favourite shades. This took a lot longer to make as I got ill halfway through working on it. Nevertheless, after battling off the rusty feeling [...]

From Photoshop to Canvas

From Photoshop to Canvas

Like every other designer, I have a favourite tool that I always turn to when I’m drawing. It's like owning a dozen pencils, while most have hardly been touched, one presents itself as being over-sharpened and overused. My overworked digital medium is Photoshop's pen tool. I've mentioned this tool numerous times in previous posts. Today, [...]

Mandala Tuesday

Mandala Tuesday

Missing the intricacy of finely detailed mandalas, I sat down with my trusted tool "the mouse" and got Photoshop up and running. Ready to begin hours of working, drinking hot chocolate and web browsing. Adding my template and guidelines to a blank page, I set the path layer and highlighted the pen tool. Zooming in [...]

Flower Mandala

Flower Mandala

She’s gone missing. For a while, yes. I took a much-needed break, to catch up on my sleep and re-charge all my batteries. I did things the non-blogging way by not carrying a camera or taking pictures of everything in sight with my smartphone.  Back to topic, can you smell the beautiful blooms? I have [...]

Art That Goes Pop

Art That Goes Pop

When there’s an event in town my diary is instantly full. Today, I made a last-minute booking for a free pop art workshop with Farah Visual Arts. Yes free. The event started at 10.30, I registered at 9ish (emphasising heavily on the ish). I rushed my morning routine, breakfast included, out of fear of turning [...]

Flower Mandala: Part 4

Flower Mandala: Part 4

Almost midway, I keep telling myself. As I wistfully look over the extremely slow progress. With new alterations transpiring, this velocity will soon be changing. Fingers crossed. Every new flower brings me closer to the finish line and what a gorgeous one it will be. However, I need to blend a dozen more petals before [...]