Time to share another Creation with you all.
As you know I have a love of drawing Mandalas, so I decided to try some
thing else by adding an elephant.. So I did this because my mum love to collect Elephants..
Mum ( Joan) has been gone 21 yrs now but it still seem just like yesterday...
I miss her everyday especially lately.
I wasn't sure at first how I wanted to do her (the elephant)
As usual I start of with a pencil drawing so I'm not very good at drawing
Elephants so I used a template from Ben Kwok of his elephant...
I'm apart of his drawing group Ornation Creation on facebook so we have
permission to use his templates..
so here is the link for the group but you have to join an honer his work
So next I outlined the elephant using A number 8 pigma pen
I decided that I wanted to do the mandala first...
originally I was going to zentangle the elephant but I
thought that it would be way too busy..
I choose to do the mandala first so then i could think about what to do with the elephant
Once I did all the line drawing you can do it
in pencil first to see if you happy with the design
I just use the pen and when for it...
Now time to fill it in...
remember you shading of even amount of light and dark
and also the mid range of grey..
also remember to walk away and look at your art from a distance
this will help you decide what is needed..
also don't pick too many patterns
I hope you enjoying you art as much as I love to do it... relax and enjoy
no the elephant... I really want sure what to do hen I decided to stipple it...
now stippling isn't easy.. it's takes ages but can look great
When you stipple don't rush it and don't press to hard
just lightly bounce the pen so it just taps the paper
you will need to walk way from her for a minute to look at the shading
find a picture of a real elephant and it can help you with the details and shading
It took me ages until I was happy with the face...
remember it's not a competition who can do it the fastest
just enjoy and it can be very relaxing
Once I finished the Elephant then I when back to make sure I
was happy with the mandala and that she was finished
All done and I exstreamly happy with her I have already sold a few prints
remember if you take your time
It will look amazing
So Happy Tangling