Twisted & Colorized Mandala

5x8" moleskine journal, ink, gouache

Color turned this twisted mandala into something bright and cheerful! I drew this mandala while at carpool back in May and wasn't thrilled with it. So a few weeks ago I decided to see if I could improve the mandala with color. This journal {5x8" moleskine sketch journal with manila folder-like paper} is great for drawing but not so great for paint, so I scrubbed the brush into the paper to get the color to "take" the gouache. And with color the mandala blossomed... now I love it! I so often leave my work in black & white, and I need to remember that color adds a bit of magic and suprise.