There’s something primal about this one. A new mandala in the colors of soil and love.
The mandala was laid out in black pigma micron pen over lightly-drawn pencil guidelines. If you’re interested in trying this, I’ve posted free step-by-step instructions showing one way to draw symmetrical mandalas.
After it was laid out I erased the guidelines and started coloring with Copic markers.
Finally, I touched it up and added details with black Sharpies and a white Sakura gelly roll pen. Why start with micron pens but finish with Sharpie? Because micron pens can be colored over with alcohol markers without bleeding. Sharpies are cheaper but are also alcohol based, so they can’t be added until the other alcohol markers have dried. I use them when I can, but only when I’m through with the other alcohol markers.