lesson5_freestylemandala

Hi everyone and welcome to our last video in the Color Therapy month series. Today, we are going to choose just one color to work with and create what is called a freestyle mandala (well that is what I call it!) If you are new to mandalas, you can read a little about them on my personal art blog here.

Gather your art materials. I am using watercolor pencils and crayons, so that is all you would need. If you then want to activate them with water you can also.

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STEP 1: Choose a color to work with. Don’t think too much about it. What is the first color that comes into your head? If you want to add more than one color and will be adding water to your drawing, then ensure you choose either a warm palette (red,orange, yellow) or a cool one (blues, purples etc) otherwise you may end up with mud.

STEP 2: Draw out a circle using a compass or simply draw around a circular object like a plate.

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STEP3: You can then just start drawing intuitively. Any objects that come to mind. I use elements similar to the sketches below, so if you want to draw out your shapes first, please do so and then add them to your circle.

Here are my shapes:

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Keep going until you fill the circle up.

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STEP 4: Activate the color with water (if you are using watercolor pencils or crayons like I am)

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STEP 5: What word or words come to mind when you look at your finished drawing?

My words are “Fiery Earth”

Remember, don’t think too much about what you are creating, let your intuition guide you. Let the shapes appear and simply play. It doesn’t matter what the finished piece will look like. Keep going…. trying different shapes, lines, dots and motifs. Create several to really get you into the flow with your chosen color(s).

I would love to see what you create! So please do post your image directly to our Facebook group HERE. Feel free to blog about your work and share this blog post/video with your friends.

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Join me for the next Chakra Color Art Journal Class

chakra art color journal classWhat I am sharing this month is just a teeny tiny sample of what we cover in my ‘Chakra Color Art Journal Class  So if you would like to learn more about how color energy affects us and explore through mixed media techniques, I would love for you to come and join me. Class is self-paced with Lifetime access

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