This has in fact been a busy week.Along with daily artmaking I've had lots of stuff to take care of. And the most enjoyable thing I did this week was to help a friend start her own art journal. We're going to meet on a regular basis untill she feels comfortable on her own, and perhaps we'll continue meeting after that. It's lots of fun to share ones hobby with other people, and art dates are especially fun.
As you probably know by now, I'm addicted to make mandalas. This one was the last one I made, and I was in doubt it would result in anything good. But it proved me wrong. In my opinion this is one of the best I ever did. The depth and dimention in this one is almost unbelievable.
It is flat as a pancake, but it doesn't look like that at all. The fact that I was in doubt about this one, was because it doesn't look like what I normally do. The yellow background was a risk to take, but I think it works well.
The design and color choices were made as I worked my way through it. The shading were done using a charcoal pencil and blending stump. The mandala is made in Twinks and the background is acrylic paint with lots of water in it.
The canvas is one I made myself. I used the back of a paper pad, gessoed it and added a cotton fabric on top, very thin fabric. New layer of gesso and ready to paint on. Super easy and very good with twinks because I decide the amount of gesso used. As is now, it is quite absorbant, and that gives a very nice result using Twinks.
I have also recruited three new users for the Twinks this week, and I have hope for even two more. I've also thought of getting a local art/craft store to become retailers of the Twinks. That would make it much more easy for all of us.
Thanks for stopping by, and thank you all for your lovely comments. yhey're much appreciated.
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