After Christmas…..I was itching to draw again….to draw figures. I’ve been doing a lot of marker work lately.
I found this yogi on instagram (KrisenPro)…..and I got started.
My goal is:
- To NOT pull out my colored pencils (until the very end)
- To ONLY use watercolors and w/c pencils. Yikes!
I knew I needed to do a background….since that’s the next level. I thought a mandala would work nicely. But I had one problem, my compass could only draw a 9” circle max. Ugh!! After a youtube search, I rigged my own compass.
I just made a bunch of concentric circles of varying widths.
After I took the compass point padding away, I lost my center for the mandala. So, I had to re-establish it with the green dot.
This has been very fun to do….I get to combine two of my favorite drawing styles…..photo-realistic Figures and Marker Doodling
I started out coloring in the design with sharpies….but the ink in the sharpies looked dull. I had to pull out my liquid India Ink and switch to Faber-Castell black markers since they have india ink in them.
Here is a reference for the size of the picture (22 x 30). I’m kind of surprised I’m going big again, had initially wanted to only do half this size.
More detail work.
I had to complete the background first….now I can continue on with the figure. That background has a huge influence on the colors used for the girl.