I am continuing my nature mandala explorations, and this time divided my circle into 8 sections. I also altered my paper to a slick, watercolor paper so that I can use some washes of greens and browns on this particular piece. I also went just a bit more abstract, having read a bit more on the mandalas, and the process of adding structure and rhythm to it for the mindlessness of working, opening up the brain to allow thoughts to flow (yeah, I am trying to figure it out! I really want to do this right!) I did add a few shade lines with a Copic Cool Grey pen, just to add a bit of depth to the leaves. I am looking forward to getting the color in!