Mandala art is really a journey in self-expression. I find when drawing a
design, I become lost in the symmetry and the free-wheeling exercise of drawing. It’s a contradiction on paper. Drawing a mandala or any original design is a free ticket to simply be creative.
The idea behind my piece called “Stasis,” was to incorporate a little alien-ish design while holding to the repetitive circles and intricate details. The circles that go along the perimeter of the design create negative space but I think they remind the viewer of a crop circle. I feel these circles pull your eye to look all around the design.
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Creativity isn’t static. It’s constantly evolving just as we are.
Creativity is the one thing that separates us from all other living things.
It’s our purpose. Everything came from an idea. A creative spark. When I draw, I rarely add color to my designs. There is a purity to black and white. The monochrome has a power.
Regardless of how intricate a design becomes, there is simplicity. That is what I’m searching for and aim to create.
Black and White Mandala
Random Thoughts by V. Vicari 2017
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Photo by Gabriel Gurrola on Unsplash
It’s time for your creative jumpstart. This week, let’s talk music.
Visual artists, photographers, writers, we need our music. Think about how much your creativity flows when listening to good vibes.
So what do I mean by drawing your music? Simple. Grab a pencil, pen or heck even a paintbrush and let’s get to work.
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I work a lot with
black and white. Whether it’s photography or drawings, I like the contrast between the dark and the light.
Color is great. Without color, life would be rather drab. But there is something about black and white images that speaks to the pure essence of an image.
Not to mention, images just look cool in black and white.
So for this creative jumpstart, I want you to focus on one aspect of colorless art:
shading. Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Get Your Shade On
I talk so much about creativity and trying to find that creative spark, but how do you actually “be” creative? For me, I’m a drawing and picture-taking fiend…usually.
But being creative every day is challenging.
There are so many times when finding that “thing” to spark the creativity is hard. I know it doesn’t have to be, but I know that it is.
I know that you struggle too. So many people want to incorporate more creativity into their daily lives. They just don’t have the ideas or the time.
So I’m starting something new here on the blog and I hope it’s helpful. If not, I’ll find something else.
Continue reading Creative Jump Start: Draw Your Breakfast