This Mandala 19 coloring page is a little bit longer colored pencil tutorial since there are multiple layers of color, but it will give you a chance to practice your blending, shadows and highlight coloring skills.
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Mandala 19 Coloring Tutorial Notes
In this video I’m coloring from the Mandalas 2 paperback coloring book available from Amazon.com. Use a piece of thick scrap paper underneath the picture your are coloring to protect the design beneath.
Coloring book: Mandalas 2 – 30 Stress Relieving Mandala Designs (Mandala #19 is on page 45 in the paperback version | On page 21 of the printable PDF version.)
Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils: Magenta 133, Cadmium yellow 107, Dark chrome yellow 109, Pale geranium 121, Ultramarine 120, Helioblue reddish 151, Phtalo blue 110, Light green 171, Emerald green 163.
You can try to match the colors to whatever brand pencils you have.
Let’s start coloring Mandala 19!
Starting in the center with the light yellow pencil, color a foundation layer of yellow. Then use dark chrome yellow as the shadow. Next color the alternating spaces with light green as the main layer, then use emerald green for the darker shade.
With the ultramarine pencil color a light layer of blue in the center. Since this is a larger open space be mindful of your pencil marks in order to create a smooth appearance. Some people color in small circles instead of back and forth when coloring in large open areas. Do what feels right for you.
Then continue coloring the outer parts of the mandala with ultramarine blue. Then use the pthalo blue pencil for the shadow layer.
Finally go back to the blue center with helioblue reddish pencil to make a darker starburst pattern. Blend this layer with the layer below it.
More base layers – we’re going to go around the outer parts of the mandala and lay down the rest of the base layers. Start coloring a light base layer with dark chrome yellow. Switch to the pale geranium pencil and add a base layer. Then a light green layer.
On the green outer petals the base layer is light green with emerald green as the shadow and cadmium yellow as the highlight. Color with these three pencils in multiple layers until you get a smooth blend.
Next we will move to the red-orange petals, which are a blend of cadmium yellow, pale geranium, and magenta pencils. Again, color in multiple layers blending the colors smoothly.
Then in the large spoke-like areas, use the cadmium yellow, dark chrome yellow, and pale geranium pencils in that order. You can use the white pencil to add highlights and smooth and blend the three colors together.
Finally add any finishing touches and that’s it! Congratulations!
Hope you enjoyed coloring this page and either improved your coloring techniques or learning something new.