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Drawing Mandalas on my iPad

When does a series become an obsession? I have discovered the symmetry tools available in Procreate for the iPad, and can’t quit playing with them! This “drawing assist” repeats the line as you draw, allowing you to immediately see the shapes and patterns formed by the symmetrical option chosen. Most of these were drawn using radial symmetry, though a few …

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New Symmetrical element

Last night’s iPad drawing, just black and white this time. Everything is on one layer. It was easily vectorized in Illustrator, so now on to the next step…which direction? Color Ribbon border White tangles in the black border? Scarf design? The time-lapse video of this drawing is extra fun when all those little stripes come in:         …

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Mookah Mandala

Here’s a mandala drawn with Procreate, using the software’s Quadrant Symmetry drawing assist enabled. The shading learned through Zentangle really brings it alive – and Zentangle people will recognize the Mookah tangle. I think I’d like to see a variation with a tighter crop so the detail in the middle is more visible. This time-lapse video shows my steps (and …