The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 22 was Mandala. For me, that meant using found images to improve my pattern-drawing skills.
A Mandala is a circular illustration representing the universe as seen in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. While Mandalas are beautiful as visual artworks, they often hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance, and are used as instruments of meditation and symbols of prayer.
I use Mandalas to practice my intricate pattern-drawing skills, as well as to develop new ideas for different patterns. I also find them incredibly relaxing, and they are a perfect calming method to soothe my anxiety. In this zine, you will see me take found images as inspiration for creating my Mandalas.
This mini-zine is printed in fantastic full colour on a 100gsm paperstock to form a mini 8-page folded booklet.