De Novo: Once More

One more cool blue-ish, green transitioning mandala before I try something slightly different. My love for Islamic art grows every single day. The intricacy is just stunning. I’ve been introducing more Islamic patterns into my work. Therefore, next piece I work on will be a surprise, to myself too,  as I’m still at the drawing…

Spring Clean

Feels like winters cooking up a storm. There’s nothing like using the arrival of Spring as an excuse to draw. The best way to update my work is with a statement blue palette, adding a little spring into my step. The cooler shades have so far been my favourite colours to work with. Think sky,…

Art in Detail

As a fan of extreme detailing, I’ve merged my mandalas with Arabesque patterns. Islamic art is a form mathematical elegance. I therefore, dusted off my old geometry set and got straight into constructing new elaborate mandalas.  

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…

Going through memory lane

It’s coming to a month since we said goodbye to 2018. Here I’ve stitched together a 3 by 3 of my favourite artwork from last year. Feeling a little nostalgic, I took a walk down memory lane; spending some time looking over past posts, whilst planning for new content. Looking back, I wasn’t afraid of…

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…