We already talked about mandala history and benefits in previous posts.
But how do you choose the correct colors? Watercolors, colored pencils, markers… all of them?
Personally, I think that markers are versatile and practical drawing instruments. A perfect example of this is the Posca markers. This brand, created in Tokyo, has been on the market for more than three decades!!!
I love them since I have memory, now let me tell you why:
- Posca’s paint is opaque, and it’s perfect to cover any surface.
- You can use them on any kind of surface or fabric. Its paint is resistant and supports washing and ironing.
- They are non-toxic. Posca tips are manufactured with water-based paint without solvents or odor. This makes them perfect for children (over 5 years old), as they are completely safe.
- The drying time is fast. Generally, however, the paint dries faster on porous surfaces than on smooth ones.
These few characteristics will soon make them your best mandala companion, especially if you, like me, don’t have special drawing skills. You can check how to draw a mandala in 7 steps if you don’t know were to start!
The precision, the firmness, the range of colors, and the variety of surfaces on which they can be used, make these small cylinders great allies for any beginner mandala artist!
Posca Markers: a painting on any surface
An interesting quality you will love about Posca pens is that they have a specialized line for each surface or material. For example, the line designed for fabrics, which allows you to decorate fabrics.
They can even be used to paint on glass, to leave an ephemeral trace that becomes permanent when the piece is baked. Also for baking, there are ceramic and porcelain ones.
On the other hand, there are more classic ones, dedicated to offering the best possible line on paper or on plastic.
But there’s more! Because there are also Posca pens for metal, for various minerals, and even for surfaces as rare as wax and leather.
This really means that you can bring your mandala art to a whole new level!