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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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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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The Mandala Coloring Book Volume 2 - OUT NOW ! by Mandala-Jim
The Mandala Coloring Book Volume 2 - OUT NOW !
Beautiful mandalas for quiet contemplation and spiritual calm

This breathtaking guide offers more than 100 mandala designs to color--the most of any volume!

Known for his complex designs, author and illustrator Jim Gogarty has received more than 230,000 page views through his deviantART page

The first volume of The Mandala Coloring Book has sold more than 50,000 copies For centuries, mandalas have provided an elevated level of peace to those seeking comfort, stability, and inspiration.

The Mandala Coloring Book, Volume II features 100 all-new customizable mandala drawings to guide readers towards this tranquility as they use their imagination to create vibrant patterns.

These intricate designs draw the eye inward, shifting focus toward their centers and allowing readers to fully express themselves through these beautifully complex illustrations.

Complete with expert instruction and helpful design tips, The Mandala Coloring Book, Volume II will help readers find their inner calm and creativity every day.

Amazon.com: tinyurl.com/hzt4omb
Amazon.co.uk: tinyurl.com/hbl6bed
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Image 17 / 35 for Advanced Mandala Coloring Vol 2 by Mandala-Jim
Image 17 / 35 for Advanced Mandala Coloring Vol 2
Getting closer to release!

Please excuse the sepia/brown looking pages. I can assure you all that these designs are on high quality 250GSM Eco friendly Pure white paper. Iphone with artificial light is the reason it's come out brown..

Staedtler pens, 60cm sq Bristol board, 360 deg protractor, ruler, pencils and patience..

Hope you like it :) (Smile)

You can keep up to date with my work at www.facebook.com/mandalajim
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Advanced Mandala Colouring Book Vol 2 - Pic 2 / 2 by Mandala-Jim
Advanced Mandala Colouring Book Vol 2 - Pic 2 / 2
ust a another preview of yet another new design going into book 2. 

Please excuse the sepia/brown looking pages. I can assure you all that these designs are on high quality 250GSM Eco friendly Pure white paper. Iphone with artificial light is the reason it's come out brown..

Getting closer to release date! :) (Smile)

Staedtler pens, 60cm sq Bristol board, 360 deg protractor, ruler, pencils and patience..

Hope you like it :) (Smile)

You can keep up to date with my work at www.facebook.com/mandalajim
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Advanced Mandala Colouring Book Vol 2 - Pic 1 / 2 by Mandala-Jim
Advanced Mandala Colouring Book Vol 2 - Pic 1 / 2
Just a another preview of yet another new design going into book 2. 

Please excuse the sepia/brown looking pages. I can assure you all that these designs are on high quality 250GSM Eco friendly Pure white paper. Iphone with artificial light is the reason it's come out brown..

Getting closer to release date! :)

Staedtler pens, 60cm sq Bristol board, 360 deg protractor, ruler, pencils and patience..

Hope you like it :)

You can keep up to date with my work at www.facebook.com/mandalajim
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Black and white flower by Mandala-Jim
Black and white flower
Can you colour it?

More hand drawn mandalas (coloured ones too!) at www.facebook.com/mandalajim

Staedtler pens, 60cm sq Bristol board, 360 deg protractor, ruler, pencils and patience..

Hope you like it :)
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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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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
((xxx)) Iceball by Lou-in-Canada
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DecorativeDoodle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
I just loooove mandalas and obviously gonna watch you..Your mandalas are so awesome!! I recently came to know the technique to draw mandala in illustrator. .I hope I will be able to draw better mandalas now. .
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RobinClaassen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
A Minecraft YouTuber who I watch invited viewers to to submit design ideas for how to pretty-up a platform that he made in his last video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=QichcC…), and I was thinking that I would like to offer a design based on one of your designs. It needs to only be around 162 blocks (essentially pixels) in diameter, so I was thinking that I would take one of your simpler black and white designs, color it in with some colors with a lot of contrast in a graphics editing program, and convert it to Minecraft blocks with a third-party program.

I'm writing to ask if you might give your public permission as a reply to this comment (so that he can see it) for him to use one of your designs for that purpose, assuming that he credit you for the design either in the video its description. I could choose specific design first if you want, but I'd like to get your permission before I put too much time into working on it.

Thanks!
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
Have a happy birthday! :iconcake3dplz:
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Meztli72 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :hug: :dance: :aww: a cow can dance better than u 
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Happy birthday!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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oboudiart Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday , my friend ...:) (Smile)  
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Happy Birthday ! :D
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Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Happy Birthday to you!!! Have a nice day! I wish you good luck and Inspiration for your new year of life!
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