So I saw this new book on sale at the Dick Blick site,
and thought why not try it out!
The book comes with 60 pages of pre-drawn
circles for mandala art.
Even though the ad says
60 pages, 120 surfaces –
it really only has 30 sheets. I counted it.
30 sheets of paper
with the circle grids printed on both sides.
30 + 30 = 60
There you go, math geeks!
The Blick ad also stated that when I scanned
my piece of art, the teal lines would “become invisible when scanned.”
So not true.
I am sure I can do that in photoshop if someone would
be so kind as to tell me how.
I tried everything I could think of.
And although they offer this as a both-sides-of-the-page usable book,
I would not suggest doing so.
The places that I filled with solid black –
you can see bits of it on the reverse side of the page.
On the other hand, I really like drawing on this paper,
so smooth and the pens just glide across.
I used a copic multiliner, a bit of Sharpie fine point,
a white gel pen, and regular pencil and tort for
It all worked great.
The pre-printed circles mean even sections,
and working one or two rings at a time was
The paper is thin, so I am thinking wet media
or markers is not the way to go here.
Be prepared for standard black and white,
with colored pencils getting thrown in.
So, yes, I would recommend this book with the
understanding it really has 30 usable work surfaces
and won’t stand up to wet media.