Monday, July 1, 2013

Making a Tangle Mandala: Hugging Trees

Yesterday I was playing with some tangle patterns and shapes. I wanted to use my TREE-THREE tangle for a mandala-style drawing.
I have made some "how-to" photos to show you how I work. I like freehand doodling, so I used compasses only to draw the first circle .

This is a first sketch I made on my Moleskine journal.

The beginning: drawing the round shape and adding my tangle. I have made some colored background pages using spray inks.

Adding some more circles inside.

Starting to doodle from the center.

The finished piece before adding depth.

I used some colored and charcoal pencils to add color and give depth to the mandala

I called it HUGGIN TREES.

Have a great week!!

25 comments:

  1. Bonjour,
    Je reste admirative devant l'évolution de votre travail... J'aime le résultat final. Excellent !
    Gros bisous

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  2. Ciao Simona, grazie è davvero bellissimo....

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  3. beautiful! And thanks for sharing your process too!

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  4. Huggin Trees is beautiful!! I love it!!! Love seeing how your created it! Big Hugs ;o)

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  5. Awesome designs...and love the backgrounds too.

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  6. Love the colored background and the way your line work pops off the page!

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  7. Oh I love it with the coloured background, looks very mystical.

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  8. Looks so sweet in colors, like candy!

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  9. The colored background adds a lot of pizzazz to your mandala. Beautiful.

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  10. Wonderful mandala! Very artistic and fine desing.
    I like to paint mandalas too, and zendala and zentangle and :-D

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  11. Huggin trees is fabulous...I love how it gained so much depth in the process!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. that is just so beautiful and i loved seeing the steps you take to create it... wonderful...xx

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  13. Beautiful mandala. I love the background colours and seeing your progression pictures:)

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  14. Wonderful, love to see your art in progress. Thank you for sharing - hugs
    Erika

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  15. Fantastic doodles. Even with the compass drawn circle I would veer off. xox

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  16. Wonderfully intricate and colorful mandala!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. Eeeek - AWESOME !!!! I love this :-)
    Happy PPF

    IKE xx #33

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  18. I really like your process of this piece. The background color and the black. Just wonderful.
    Have a very nice weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  19. Wow, this is beautiful ....

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  20. Love your mandala and so fun to see the progression. HPPF!

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  21. Your tangle/mandala is so lovely - the colored background is beautiful.

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