In my last post, Doodling Off Topic, I discovered the art of designing Mandala drawing to colour in.
I thought I would give some ideas how to colour a Mandala.
1 Use a colour wheel as your guide.
Choose a light colour to start with in the centre of the Mandala then gradually work round each colour graduating out. Or you may want to work round the wheel starting with a dark colour. Alternatively, use colours opposite each other on the wheel.
2 Don’t fill the whole shape with colour – draw closely spaced parallel lines. When you graduate to the next round, change directions of your lines.
3 Go bold. Use bright colours. Be adventurous!
4 Go pastel.
5 Go monochrome.
6 Use different pens or pencils i.e. gel pens
7 Go dotty. Fill the spaces with dots, large and small.
This list is not exhaustive. Can you think of other ways to colour?
Here’s the link for the above Mandalas.