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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Jim GogartyMale/United Kingdom Group :iconhand-drawn-mandala: Hand-Drawn-Mandala
 
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Mandala Commissions
I do draw personal commissions to your specifications.

I charge a base £30 plus £30 per hour. I will make up to three amendments. When complete you will receive a high definition jpeg graphic file (8000x8000 pixels) at 300dpi. I draw my mandalas with a 56cm diameter so printing anywhere near this you will achieve a perfect print. Of course you can reduce or enlarge.

Talk to me. I'm quite flexible and I've completed many happy commissions :)

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Mandala-Jim
Jim Gogarty
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
:bulletblue: MY WEBSITE Links to my books, mandala templates, etc iheartmandalas.com

:bulletgreen: FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/mandalajim

:bulletred: T-SHIRTS & HOODIES & STICKERS: www.redbubble.com/people/manda…
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Refresher by Mandala-Jim
Refresher
Photoshop colouring of a recent hand drawn mandala.
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COMPETITION TIME ! :D by Mandala-Jim
COMPETITION TIME ! :D
I'm running a fun coloring competition in which you can win a copy of my latest book "Stress Less Mandala"  www.amazon.com/Stress-Less-Col…

Details on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/mandalajim
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Advanced Mandala A3 Coloring Book 2 Collaboration by Mandala-Jim
Advanced Mandala A3 Coloring Book 2 Collaboration
This time the colouring of my drawing was done by the Master of colouring :iconhadas64:

Gorgeous use of colour I hope you agree.

I feel so priviledged to have people like Hadas and Gav D who can transform my monochrome images into something much more alive.

All hand coloured. No computers used (except for the tag)

Please leave feedback if you like it.. It's the only way we can improve :)

Materials used: Staedlter pens, pencils, compasses, rulers and colouring pencils

Hope you like it!
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Entity #7 by Mandala-Jim
Entity #7
Another mechanical entity that found its way into my dreams recently. I managed to draw it and a Face Book friend Gav D. was one of the kind folks that decided to colour it for me (I really, really, need to improve my colouring abilities.. any advice.. books, youtube videos? please point my way!)

Anyway, I think the collaboration turned out very nice so I thought I'd share it with you lovely people here..

Hope you like it..

Find me on facebook www.facebook.com/mandalajim

Materials used: A2 Bristol board, Staedtler pens 0.1,0.3 and 0.7.. and for colouring felt pens and polychromos pencils
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Stress Less Coloring Mandalas Available NOW! by Mandala-Jim
Stress Less Coloring Mandalas Available NOW!
Limited edition!

5 Author Signed copies..

This book is BRAND NEW and not even for sale in the UK until the end of September!

Get your copy here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/244596…
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So, I haven't been well.. Hence the lack of activity and postings.. Apologies to those of you who have emailed, messaged, etc. I have just been away from the PC and things have got a bit on top of me.. I've been trying to get on top now that I am feeling a bit better.. I have managed to get the second book complete which is now available on Etsy in eBook form (Physical copies will be coming soon.. if you are interested in this format please can you message me.. I'm trying to assess how many copies to get printed up in the first run) Right, onto other things.. I am now going to post the entries to the October REM colouring competition.. If your picture is not here.. please accept my apologies and if you can you send it to me again and I will include it.. Like before.. Winners will be chosen by the number of likes + comments over the next 14 days (Dec 1st)

Here's the top 5: mandala-jim.deviantart.com/gal…

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Mandala Jim FAQ

I get the same questions in my in box each week.. so, I have decided to write a short FAQ that covers the most of them. Please do feel free to continue to ask a question if it's not listed here.. These are just some of the more popular ones. Some can be answered by Google .. but I'll try save the bother by putting it all here...

1) WHAT IS A MANDALA?

The Encyclopedia Britannica defines a mandala (MUHN- da-la)as “a diagram representing the universe, used in sacred rites and as an instrument of meditation. The mandala serves as a collection point for universal forces. By mentally ‘entering’ the mandala and moving toward its center, one is guided through the cosmic processes of disintegration and reintegration.”
Basically, mandala is loosely translated from ancient Indian Sanskrit to mean circle.

2) WHEN DID YOU START DRAWING THEM?

I started drawing them spontaneously during a dark period of my life when I was suffering with depression and was undergoing psychotherapy. I later found out that this happened a lot to Carl Jung's patients (Swiss psychoanalyst). He thought the mandala symbol referred to the mandala as "the psychological expression of the totality of the self."

3) WHY MANDALAS?

Well, like I said previously, the whole 'circle thing' for me was random. But looking back I can see it was aiding my healing. The colours and symbols I use in today's drawings are very different from how they were when I first started! It is proven that working with mandalas (either drawing or colouring) helps lots of health conditions.. such as stress and anxiety to reducing blood pressure. I still suffer with anxiety and when I draw mandalas they make me feel calm... and my confidence and self esteem has risen since posting my first few drawings :)

4) HOW DO YOU START TO DRAW THESE MANDALAS?

I have made a template which I use to start with. I start in the middle and make my way outwards. I use two mirrors in the shape of a wedge to see how the mandala will look when it's fully drawn. I start with a 1mm pen and when I'm happy with the basic pattern I continue to build up the drawing with finer nibbed pens.. 0.5mm, 0.3mm and 0.1mm. To attain the perfect symmetry I sometimes use a lightbox.

5) YOU USED TO WORK IN B&W. WHY HAVE YOU MOVED TOWARDS COLOUR?

Two answers here.. I guess my life has become more 'colourful' since I started. And, my family have been telling me to try colouring for ages.. I eventually gave in and have never looked back although I still love my original b&w drawings and will always submit them too for those that prefer them.

5) WHICH MATERIALS DO YOU USE?

Easy one this : mandala-jim.deviantart.com/art…
Mostly Copic, Edding and Staedtler for the drawings. Because of the long standing problem with my arm I found it difficult to use colour using pencils and so I'd import the drawings into Photoshop and colour it manually that way..Now that I have had the operation I will attempt the pencils again :) All drawings are done on 60cm board and the mandalas are 56cm in diameter.

6) DO I HAVE ANY BUDDHIST CONNECTIONS OR DO I CONSIDER MY WORK SPIRITUAL IN ANY WAY?

I'm not religious.. but If I had to choose one it would be Buddhism. And yes, I do consider my work spiritual. 90% of the time there is no preplanning. I draw a segment and reflect it.. and rotate to form the complete picture. Most of my work comes from my unconscious. The colours I do 'think' about.. but even then I sometimes choose colours that just 'feel' right (except the rainbow colouring which always follows the same rotation patterns).

7) I NEED FEEDBACK

Don't get me wrong I love it when you say you love my work, it's amazing, etc. What I would really also appreciate are your interpretations of what you see in my drawings. What you like and what you don't like is very helpful if I'm to get any better :)

8) WHY DON'T YOU SAY THANKS FOR FAV'ING OR WATCHING ANYMORE?

Mostly a lack of time. I ALWAYS appreciate fave's, and watches and especially constructive criticism. If you do any of these three you can guarantee I will look at your site :) Don't worry about the Llamas. It's the feedback that counts. If you are a WATCHER i'd really appreciate a FAVE as well on new work (if you like it of course!)

9) YOU HAVE A PUBLISHED MANDALA COLORING BOOK?

Yes. It's available now on Amazon tinyurl.com/mt9fzgn and Barnes and Noble . Please consider a purchase. It's not that expensive but living as an artist isn't easy. If the book doesn't do well I might have to get a real job and cut back on the drawings. Just imagine having 100 Mandalas to take with you and colour wherever you like!

Just search for "Mandala Jim" to find the book

10) CAN I USE YOUR WORK ON MY BLOG, ALBUM COVER, APP, ETC.

If you wish to use any of my drawings please contact me first for permission.



Thanks for reading all this. I hope I have covered the main questions that you have been asking me. If there are any more please feel free to send me a message!

Jim

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MegaAlexArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unique and precise work , i love your designs 
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Madhur-Goyal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your creations are unique and superfine!
KUDOS Sir!
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Manndacity Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Put you on my Watch list.  Love your mandalas!  Gonna have some fun with them. :)
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RayeDarkwater Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
You're welcome.
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EmiliaAstorgaC Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your mandalas!!! Watching
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bbvzla Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow !!! It was a magical adventure you go ...... I love fabulous Gallery mandalas ... in fact I have published several in my gallery ... but your style is awesome ... and I'd like to have your book to color .. . I hope you allow me to edit any of your work ... I congratulate you ... and now let me tell you ... in my're a fan ... Thank you for sharing such beauty ... Continue reaping successes friend ... !!! (❛‿❛✿̶̥̥)
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AuraOfTheQ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
I love Mandalas!  Watched! :)
Keep it up man.
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Jerikcho00 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student General Artist
great works man :) (Smile) 
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HarmoniousFusion Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
You're welcome, and thank you for making these beautiful mandalas!
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