Happy PPF and Friday Sketches everyone!I've been so busy making my last mandala, I've had time for nothing else.
The sketch I'm sharing is in fact an old one, and has nothing to do with my garden or anything in nature at all. But, as a young girl once said to me, is it your super glasses you want me to find for you. Yes, they are. They are a bit too strong, and my prefered ones when making tiny details.
A bit wonky, but still a sketch and good practice for shading.
Now, what I've been doing all week has been a tremendous job. So many small details and to paint it was a challenge as well. Below is the finished drawing.
The paper I used for this one is a 600 grams watercolor paper sized 76 x 56 cms. The diameter of my mandala is 52 cms. A very large work for being me.
I had made some testing, in beforehand, to choose the different designs. I liked it when done drawing, and it's always a question whether to add paint or not. I'm a color lover so I ended up painting it.
The Norwegian royal residence, in Oslo, has a beautiful ball room, and some, even more beautiful, hand painted wall decorations. Each time I see photos of them, I get this special feel, and that was how I were inspired. I would try to capture that feel. Not necessarily by using the same colors, but the over all feel.
I'm not sure I did excactly that, but there is this soft feel involved, even though I used some pretty dark colors. I've called this one " Secrets" because that's how it feels like to me. It doesn't mean that I've been hiding any secrets in it, but I think any viewer can find some connections to their own life in it, secrets or not.
I'm still not sure whether to add white "star dots" to the grey area above. I'll just have to let it be for a while to see, as long as I'm not sure I won't do it.
I'm very pleased with my result, even if I didn't achieve what I were trying to. This on is going to be framed and put on my wall. It'll be a good piece representing my doodling side.
Thank you for popping in and enjoy your weekend.