For this drawing I created another mandala design using both a compass and a micron pen with a width of .35mm. I then used markers with water-based ink to color in my mandala, giving it a bright and vibrant look. I wish that I had used lighter colors on the outer two layers bc the dark purple and red shades look muddled together and you can hardly see the stripes on the purple layer. I had a great time drawing this, and I will definitely continue to make mandalas in the future! With that being said, I think I will start to focus on drawing facial features now, because I am ready for that challenge! I think drawing a portrait would be incredibly difficult, so I would like to practice a bit before I give that a go!
This was a very exciting medium to try. I have been very interested in trying markers,and copic really caught my attention because they are blend-able alcohol markers. This was just a tiny doodle I did to experiment with the markers because they are quite unlike anything I’ve tried before. I was very impressed by how well the markers blended. Copic has a massive range of markers and they are very expensive. I only purchased a few markers because of the price, so naturally I was limited with what I could do. I don’t know if I will seriously practice this medium because the incredibly high price point doesn’t seem feasible. These markers are often used by illustrators.