'Bird' mandala, colour pencils, paper, 9 ins sq., approx.
An experiment with colour pencil on textured watercolour paper. I think I prefer smooth paper for making these designs.
I used a mixture of Polychromos and Luminance pencils. Both quality artists colour pencils.
I don't use colour pencils much and I have yet to try out the various methods of applying colour (solid application versus layered) and blending colours (solvents, torchons, etc). Looking forward to that!
I did this mandala on my lap tray watching TV and then listening to the radio. Pencils are good for this. But you could also use the new +Winsor & Newton watercolour pigment markers or maybe alcohol ink markers.
With the various combinations of medium and papers and mandala design...there are limitless possibilities for art work.
Have a lovely Sunday!