Behind every artwork

Behind every intricate geometric composition is a guideline, repeated patterns and lots of patience. For a newbie a first glance at mandala’s may seem impossible to replicate, but truth is it’s the complete opposite. The rhythm that flows through my mandala art is simple, it’s rows and rows of 100 repeated patterns. So without further…

Living Coral

A little something to brighten up my year. In contrast to Pantone’s colour of 2018, ultra violet. A vibrant, mellow colour has taken its place. Embracing 2019 with warmth, Living Coral aka Pantone 16-1546 comes as an optimistic relief. The playful hue has cheerfully made its way on to my mood board. Evoking a desert…

The Art of giving and taking

Copying is a timeless art. Which is why I’d principally turn to museums with my sketch pad, in search for classical inspiration. Emulating traditional art by old masters is a tried and tested way of learning and developing new skills. Today, however, my sketch book looks different to the conventional, bounded blank pages. Instead its…

Then and Now

It’s roughly been 356 days since my mandala journey started. When I look back and compare my early work to the current projects, I see progress in small details. Everything is relatively the same. However, over time new motifs have been added to simple patterns. Studying my work side by side, I am fascinated by…

Opposites Attract

Setting aside the white backgrounds. I’ve opted to use black, for a series of white-outlined, vibrant coloured and intricately patterned mandalas. Drawing and colouring on black is a novelty. The mindful spiral paired up well with the elegant colour. It was appealing how the dark background didn’t let the light hues recede. Instead their vibrancy…

Late Night Sketch

I spend most evenings cosied up in front of my computer. If this sounds like a late night romantic expedition, it is. During this cold, (let’s pretend) stormy night I have a new set of trio mandalas to share. Inspired by the crisp season; deep colours of winter were applied to the mandalas with complimentary…

All things round and beautiful

A few new editions added to my mandala collection. It’s been a while since I shared my mandala work. I’ve quietly been working on them whilst entering competitions. And, today I finally wanted to share the long overdue, mindful artwork. I’ve got my digital pen primed and the paintbrush ready to draw.

I heart Photoshop

I’ve shared my inspiration and work; now it’s time to go behind the scenes and share the technique. As an art-nerd I’ve faithfully stuck to Photoshop as my go to medium for countless years. Journeying through the software’s updates and transitions, from C.D to instant downloadable. The three main tools I use are; the pen,…

New Year, New Goals

Here’s to 2018, an unforgettable year. The year I started my blog, began entering competitions and gained new skills. I’m ready for 2019, I do hope it’s as exciting and opens new doors for me. I tiptoed into the New Year in my pyjamas and headed straight to bed. The entertainment was in my mind…

Merry-full Art

The advent calendar is completely empty, Santa’s been and gone, the gifts are all un-boxed, feasters are going for seconds and chillers are binging on Netflix with a cup of white hot chocolate. feeling a little festive this season, I gave the silhouette mandala’s some sparkle, by turning them into baubles. Each bauble is filled…