cool, right? of course you don't have to do anything with an actual peacock on it, but i had so much fun drawing and painting the peacock feather card last week, that i was feeling pretty literal. i didn't really want to make the same thing again, though, so i started playing around and doodling and then i thought, "i know! i'll make a peacock mandala!"* so i drew all the shapes:
and it looked pretty good, but peacocks are all about COLOR, aren't they? so i filled in with marker.**
and then last night i made the whole thing into a card, because hey... it's what i do! :)
|peacock mandala drawn with faber castell pitt pens (in S and SX) on strathmore watercolor paper; colored with tombow markers and highlighted with a sakura white gelly roll pen; patterned papers: cosmo cricket and otober afternoon|
*which wouldn't necessarily be most people's first thought, unless you do ICAD every summer, where there are always at least a few mandala prompts thrown into the mix, and it turns out they are pretty addictive!
**i had intended to use watercolors, but the mandala became so full of tiny, fine detail, that markers seemed a little more controllable to a person with middle-aged eyes at 10:30pm.