Frequently over the years, I have been asked to do bigger work. I bailing at it because I like working in my kitchen on several things at once. However, the still life style I have been producing would work well A3 ( 12″x16.5″)
Drawing a mandala that big was a bit tricky until I got the hang of it
Stage 1 – mandala drawing using water soluble teal ink on 140lb watercolour paper and cartridge paper
Stage 2- Spritzed with water x4
The second one is drawn with thin sharpie just to see what happens ( my turquoise pen ran out) I always think as I do each stage – leave it here …..
I love the slight differences that you get doing a series
Part3- adding texture and energy drawing loose spirals in a variety of different pencils , gelatos and pens
I also added some Galeria Matt varnish because the blokey in my local art shop said it would act as a resist …… we shall see
Stage 4 – sprayed pink watersoluble pink ink through a crochet diolly
I have decided that If I am doing teal and turquoise acrylic backgrounds on top and of these I need to add a bit more zing to the underneath layer. Disappointing there is no evidence of the varnish acting as a resist at this stage …..
But not too much
Fluorescent pink and yellow is just a bit too much even for me …. ( above I spread it on with a credit card)