I have wanted to do one of these for a while, I always see these really beautiful Mandala’s on Pintrest so I figured I would give it a shot. The one thing I learned with these is a compass, ruler and protract are a necessity. I am not a patient person so the first part was the most painful for me. Finding the center of the page, marking it then using the protractor to set my ruler lines. After that drawing out the lines I grabbed the compass and drew the circles. Once complete I got to work.
I was a little afraid of putting color on it, I didn’t want to use too many and mess it up. I tried to reuse colors through out the whole thing. I started this bad boy on Sunday, and I have to say I am very happy with the way it came out. Here are some close ups of the detail:
Unfortunately I will have to put my art off for a few days, we have to finish a summer time school project that apparently will be graded (and yes, I did say Summer time project). We get to make a t-shirt of a book the kids read over the summer, you should see the packets they had to complete. I have all our supplies, white t-shirt, fabric sharpies, heat transfer and of course Mommy to draw the pictures. I figure I can draw out a picture, scan it, do a vector image of it, print it out and let the kids color it in with the fabric markers. Of course we will see how that goes, I will probably be standing over both of them saying “you shouldn’t use that color there.” If all goes well I will post the finished t-shirts, wish me luck.