This mandala started as a drawing in Sepia PITT pen (S), with detail with black PITT pen (XS). Some mandalas are cool as B&W and others need color to make them pop. This was the latter, so I watercolored with my little W&N travel paint set(s). It's in a 5.5"x8.5" Canson watercolor journal. The paper is lovely, but after working in the Clairefontaine watercolor journal (art on square paper) and the Moleskine watercolor journal (i.e. Carnival and black.violet.3) I would put Canson in third place if I plan to watercolor. Drawing is lovely, and the watercolors are vivid, but the paint seems to sit on the paper before absorbing, hard to describe since I am a watercolor newbie.
A painted mandala for DAY SEVENTEEN of NaNoJouMo 2009.