A Mandala is a religious symbol used widely in India. It represents the universe, the meaning of life! There are many different variations of the Mandala and this is one of my versions I came up with.
I wanted to try the stippling technique as I had never done it and it seemed pretty interesting. Stippling is where you use dots to make up an image. At first I thought it would be quite difficult, but because I had done an outline of my image it actually proved quite easy, just fill in the gaps and be consistent (by consistent I mean don’t bunch up your dots and end up with a ‘black hole’ on your page). However, the hard part was sitting down for hours and dotting the page with ink, after a while it kills your hand. When it comes to drawing I usually get pretty focused and always end up staying up until 3am most nights…I just can’t seem to stop being a student! – It’s summer and I’m supposed to be relaxing on holiday but I literally can’t stop drawing.
Here are the stages my first mandala went through plus the 2nd one I’m working on!
My 2nd mandala in progress (bonus points to anyone who gets the 42 pun):
What gives your life meaning? For me it’s art!