Inktober 2019 Day 2: Mandala

October 2, 2019

I wasn’t too sure what to draw today, but I enjoyed the Zentangles quite a bit and knew I needed to get more control with the brush pen. Yesterday I mentioned I still want to draw a mandala so I thought why not draw one today. Mandalas are drawings that tend to be very geometric and have a spiritual meaning to them. They typically represent maps of deities or the greater cosmos, showing the interconnectedness of everything.

This is what I came up with: Mandala I drew for day 2 of Inktober 2019

Probably the biggest lesson I learnt was that a brush pen is not the best tool for the job. While drawing I realised that a few fine-liners of different thicknesses would probably be best. Nonetheless, this additional challenge left a lot of room for growth and I was forced to using the tip of the brush pen for the finer details. My fine control improved a lot.

Let’s see what tomorrow holds.