Inner Child Mandala

Inner Child Mandala project is inspired by a lesson from Mandala Magic 2017 online class by Julie Gibbons. It corresponds to Stage 4 of the class, called Beginning, where awareness of the self is emerging.

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I started with journaling, writing messages to my inner child, using a watersoluble graphite pencil.

Then I created my mandala circle freehand first with my pencil and then filling in with my kids’ markers, choosing colours similar but of different shades and hues.
I activated the markers’ pigments with my waterbrush, making the colours soften and bleed together.

I created the rays surrounding my mandala using the same technique above.

I then placed my paperdoll, which I had created beforehand on sketch paper with my graphite pencil and Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils. I created some white highlights and outlines with my white gel pen, just to add a bit more dimension and contrast.

I finished my page by writing a message around my Mandala circle using a black marker.