One image always leads to another.
The Polyhedra led to the flexigons. The mandalas has led to the Zendalas (that aren’t really Zendalas) What is important to me is that I’ve found another format to present to students to explore color schemes, color mixing and design while improving drawing skills. My students in Santa Rosa will be the first guinea pigs for this wonderfully exciting exercise….. (I don’t have a name to call it… hopefully someone will help me out and come up with a good name since it isn’t an official Zendala or Mandala). I don’t really care what it’s called…. it works for me and I think it will work for my students.
Images: Directional flow guidelines drawn lightly in pencil. Patterns drawn directly in ink, followed by watercolor.