a hot of that, of course should be SHOT of that incidentally, I came to your page for some inspiration. I've had bit of artblock lately, plus have been really busy in real life. Soon I may have to spend a night at my mother in laws. She's been in the hospital for a while, and hopefully will soon be released home again. To help her make the transition (she's got dementia, and the hospital got her pretty confused) I may spend the first one or 2 nights with her, just s we know she knows where she is again. Spending a whole night? I'll need somethign to do! So, I need to have a drawing started for that one
Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you Lou. I've been away from the PC and DA for a bit. I like to take breaks every now and then. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. My father is on the brink of being diagnosed with Alzheimers so I can empathise with you. When I visit him (which has been once a week, overnight stay, these last few months) I *always* make sure I have my pencils and pens with me.
I'm considering doing a tutorial showing exactly how I create my drawings. It's going to be aimed at the complete beginner, discussing such things as circle division, reflection, rotation and the like. I'll include a few pictures. You know all of this stuff already. I'll also explain how I use the mirrors. In fact if you give me your email address I can send you a couple of photos now which will show you how I use the mirrors to help me build my mandalas.
In some ways it seems I work the same way as you. I start with big shapes. Then I divide them into smaller segments and then add the finer details. How I differ is that I will draw only one segment and reproduce it. The pictures I send you will help you understand how the mirrors help me.
i love this shot. It's great to see how people work. I always figured you started in the middle and worked out, like I do. But this proves me wrong I saw below your comment about using mirrors, but I'm not quite getting that. Would love to see a hot of that actually. For I thought, now there's a thought! That way, it's possible to make em more intricate I usually do one shape, all over the board, and then the next and so on. I never make one whole section and then try to recreate, too hard that way It's interesting to see you work horizontal, like me (gives sore necks that sometimes, doesn't it? ) Have you ever tried drawing more of completely vertical like painters with an easel? I don't know if that's possible though, with these kind of drawings, I need my wrist to hang on
I do usually keep both hands on the table.. my girlfriend took a number of shots and it just so happened that in this instance my hand was by my side.. sorry to hear of your condition and many thanks for your advice
Is it difficult to draw mandalas? My mother likes to colour them a lot, and I suggested she should try making her own, but she's like "Noo, nooo, that's way too hard for me! I can't do that! Blablabla..." And I was wondering if it really IS that hard as she thinks!
Great picture btw. Love the drawing you are making, the details!! Oh my god, great work!
So do I.. usually.. I also use a couple of mirrors sellotaped to form a 30degree wedge and then I place it over the drawn segment so I can view the entire mandala as I'm drawing it.. good way to decide If I want to commit to drawing the full circle