Monday, January 4, 2010

A Design Exercise

If a large sheet of white paper seems to stopper up your creative juices, try this.
Design a mandala!

Mandalas are simply disk or circle shaped symbolic designs.

When you see a circular shape it's usually easier to start making creative marks.

Simply draw a circle and start creating! I did some smaller "thumbnail" designs in my sketchbook.

Then I chose one and blew it up to about 6 inches across.

The fun part was painting. For this one I used acrylics on watercolor paper using an analogous color scheme.

Try this the next time you're feeling stuck.

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Acrylic Swirls

Acrylic Swirls
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