Zen Colouring Contest #42 - || SteemPunk Mandala Contraption || - A Chance to WIN STEEM/SBD by Colouring a Weekly Stencil!



Hey Steemians!

Week 42 of #zencolouringcontest starts now!

Each week I will provide a stencil to be coloured in with no restrictions on the medium used, with a chance to win 45% of this posts payout and the weeks' donations for 1st place.

To add a little twist and interaction within the community, there will be a featured colour each week, picked at random from entrant's choices. This colour must be used in some way in your interpretation (use as little or as much of the featured colour as you like).


The featured colour this week is Brown
Below is a screen capture of the random picker's selection:
(with example shades of the colour)

W42 Colour.PNG


The contest will run week to week, to provide enough time for entrants to colour in the pattern. It's Zen for a reason!

This week's contest will run as follows:

Tuesday5th, 18:00 GMT - 'Week Starts' post
Wednesday 6th, 15:00 GMT - 'Winners Showcase' post
Tuesday 12th, 15:00 GMT - 'Week Ending' post
Tuesday 12th, 18:00 GMT - 'New Week Starts' post
(GMT - Greenwich Mean Time)

No entries are accepted after the 'Week Ending Post'.


  • Download the Stencil provided below.
  • Colour the Stencil in any way you wish.
  • Any medium is accepted, digital, traditional or otherwise.
  • Must UPVOTE and RESTEEM this post.
  • (Optional) Create your own post titled: i.e. ...Entry for Zen Colouring Contest #42...
  • Add your final coloured piece to your entry post.
  • In your entry, state which colour you would pick for next week's featured colour.
  • The FEATURED COLOUR this week is Brown
  • Make sure your first tag is #zencolouringcontest.
  • Only 1 entry per Steemer.
  • You don't have to be an artist. Anyone can enter! People of all ages!
  • (IMPORTANT) Leave a comment on this post with a link and/or image of your entry/post.
  • Encourage each other by upvoting and commenting on other entries in the #zencolouringcontest tag!
  • You can add lines and shapes, so long as the main pattern remains visible.

All accepted entries will be resteemed by me and the following badge will appear on your entry post, so that you know it has been accepted:


Here is this week's Stencil:

click the image for full size, then right click the full size image and save the image.

Load the stencil image into your favourite art software on your phone, tablet or PC. Or print it out and use traditional forms of colouring! The image is sized to A4 paper for ease of printing.

Below is an example of the stencil fully coloured to give you all some inspiration. This was coloured by my amazing Girlfriend @theladyregrets! She loves steampunk things and gave me the idea to create this weeks stencil based on that theme! She coloured the design in Krita and used a background of a rust texture to fit the theme. Please check out her post by clicking the image and give her some love for her amazing support!

Also, here is a link to the post I made for the video process of this weeks design, in case you missed it:


I am judging the contest and will choose the winners based on creativity and originality

The prizes for this week are:

1st place -
45% of post payout + donations +
One 100% Upvote & Resteem for a post of their choosing

2nd place -
30% of post payout + donations +
One 100% Upvote & Resteem for a post of their choosing

3rd place -
15% of post payout + donations +
One 100% Upvote & Resteem for a post of their choosing

Honourable Mention -
One 100% Upvote & Resteem for a post of their choosing

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Community Favourite -
One 100% Upvote & Resteem for a post of their choosing

Winners will receive the corresponding badge as a comment on their entry when the 'Winners Showcase' is posted. Prizes will be handed out when this post pays out.


Would you like to help support the contest further? Whether you are an entrant or an admirer, If you would like to make a small donation towards the prize pool, please send it with the memo 'ZenColouring # Donation!'.
I myself will be donating 0.25 SBD to the prize pool each week.

@deemarshall donated 2.0 STEEM last week, Thank you!


This week the inspiration from the design came from Steampunk machinery, this idea was given to me by my Girlfriend. The cogs and pipes work really well for a mandala design so is perfect for a stencil for this contest. I often get asked whether I find these stencils or draw them myself, the answer is I always draw them myself, mostly without any reference. But perhaps, if you use your imagination, the designs could come from a fantastic and complex machine such as this weeks stencil, maybe it's what my brain looks like on the inside 😂. All of those cogs turning and endlessly generating ideas for creativity, a very fitting theme for the stencil if i must say!

I know i said I would make this weeks design less complex, but i kind of got carried away, you could say it has less intricate parts but still retains complexity! I hope you all enjoy adding colour to this one!

Have fun, but most importantly have a relaxing zen-colouring sesh!


Join the Zen Colouring Discord Server:

Share your entry,
Talk with me & other colouring enthusiasts,
Listen to music & colour the stencil together,
and get exclusive #zencolouringcontest news & updates.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this ever expanding community!


You must have a Discord account with a verified email!


If you are looking for other contests to also participate in, why not try these:

@deemarshall's Various Art Contests
Artstorm, Colourstorm, Foodstorm, Butterfly Colouring Contest & Animal Colouring Contest!

@organduo & @laputis's Pinky & Spiky Comic Contest
Every Monday you are given a theme to draw the adventures of 2 lovable characters!

@cobmaximus's Steemit-Webcomics Funny Comic Strip Contest
Each week you are given a theme to draw a funny comic strip!

@izaid's Guess the Amount Contest
Each time you are provided with a picture of a container with items inside and you have to guess how many are in the container!

@nymia.aryn's Mermaid Monday Contest
Draw and create a mermaid scene based around the theme of the week!

@steempampanga's Doodle Trends Drawing Contest
A daily doodle contest with different themes each day!

@marblely's Thursday Favourites Contest
A weekly themed contest in which you write a post about your favourite thing based on the theme!

If you would like your contest to be advertised here, please let me know.


If you have any suggestions or ideas about the contest please leave a comment below and your input will be displayed here in future posts.



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Good luck everyone!

Sorry this is so late - it took me a bit to find this fun-filled image hiding in the stencil...


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