monochromatic and complementary mandalas. mandala is the sanskrit word for circle. in religious art,...
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Monochromatic and Complementary Mandalas
Monochromatic and Complementary MandalasMandala is the Sanskrit word for circle. In religious art, the mandala is used to symbolize the universe. However, the pattern of a mandala -- a circle with a center- is found many places. For example, the iris of our eye, a snow crystal, a bird's nest --even a bicycle wheel.
Monochromatic colorMono= oneChroma= colorMonochromatic= one colorMonochromatic artworks use tints and shades of one color. A tint is a color mixed with white, and a shade is a color mixed with black.Examples of monochromatic paintings
Complementary colorsComplementary colors are always in a pair. They are 2 colors directly across from each other on the color wheel.Yellow/ VioletBlue/OrangeRed/GreenThey can also be made with tertiary colors, for example yellow-green/red-violetWhen next to each other, complementary colors appear brighter. This is used often in optical illusion art.
When they are mixed together, they become duller versions. To get this yellow ochre color, you dont add black to yellow, you add violet.
Your taskCreate a mandala design first. Ill show you how to get started.Carefully paint it in using complementary colors and tints and shades of them.
How to do it:
Start with one slice of the circle. There are 8 total. Draw many shapes on it. More complicated is better than less.Trace your slice around the circle. A patter begins to form.
GradingGrading: Complexity of design: 10 pointsCraftsmanship: 10 pointsUsing 7 different tints and shades: 5 pointsTotal: 25 points