colored mandala

Originally, this blog was also supposed to feature things that I create. Hopefully, one day I    can look back on all this and reminisce about the “good times” I    had in all these crazy creative classes haha.

Our latest project was creating a colored mandala. Follow my process below!

ONE // choose a photo

I thought this photo of a crowded Chinese street had a lot of shape potential


TWO // abstract the shapes and digitize

I  ended up really liking the one where I    challenged myself to only use only nonorganic shapes (squares, circles, triangles, even hexagons)

THREE // select the best one and divide into quadrants

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FOUR // choose the best “slice” and create color studies (then mirror the image and create another version of the same color study)

Of course, I    ended up going with the one that had yellow as a main color. I     then saturated the colors for the other version.

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FIVE // combine the two colors studies

everyone says it came out rather aztec-y, which I    really like!

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SIX // outline and create a template

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SEVEN // transfer to illustration board and paint

currently on this step!! good luck to me . . . this is a super time consuming process.

Published by Amanda Brown

INFP who names inanimate objects, loves to laugh, and is a proud old soul. You can often find her planning out her next crazy project, hugging books, or telling stories about her day that *may* be a little exaggerated.

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