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5X8" watercolor moleskine journal, pitt pen, watercolor

How do you decide whether to paint or color your doodles? This is one of the few mandalas I've drawn with the intention of watercoloring it.

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Tammy, interesting that you will do your doodle mandela's in a different way depending on
coloring or not!! I can see that it looks like you left more white space for the watercolors
to go! I think this is so pretty!

01.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

* Eden, You've got a good eye! I leave more white space and add less detail if I plan to watercolor. If I plan to color with markers, details work fine. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Tammy

01.27.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

Did you ever try to make photo copies of your mandala and then coloring those, or doing it digitally? That would be a cool experiment I think. :-) The tekenfilm book is beeeeutiful!

01.28.2010 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

sometimes the decision is made for me. If I've drawn it in fountain pen ink, I leave it as is. Even Noodler's black can lift off and get a bit muddy when you add watercolor.
If I've drawn in Pitt or Sakura marker, then it's fair game. But I'm never quite sure - as I've mentioned before - when I'm "done".

01.28.2010 | Unregistered Commentersophie_vf

* Hanna, What a fun idea! I always color on the original mandala, although I scan before, so I have a digital B&W version. This would be a fun learning experience in photoshop.... One thing I have tried is to digitally merge two pieces of art and that can look quite cool. Thanks for stopping in!

* Sophie, Good point about the type of ink used influencing the decision to add color... I've colored some mandalas with fountain pen ink and a brush and that was fun - so vivid. Have a great day!

~ Tammy

01.28.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

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