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Deviant ID 2 by Mandala-Jim Deviant ID 2 by Mandala-Jim
Me and my hobby! :D
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:iconthepsychedeli:
thepsychedeli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I love all of your drawings, I admire how much time you put into to doing this
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I love receiving comments such as yours too! :D
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:iconangela808:
angela808 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW looks like that takes 4eva to draw, but worth it in the end right.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the theory :)
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:iconangela808:
angela808 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
when u fin show us ok
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course! :)
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Daligrrl78 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to know what you are drawing in this picture. :) Love your art work! You are one of the reason I started drawing mandalas.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. It warms my heart when I hear that I have inspired someone. Your work is beautiful too. Keep doing them please! I'm adding you to my watch list :D
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trunkasART Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
sounds difficult, good job
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BrillianceDisplay Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaaa, reminds me on my first study days :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How so?
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BrillianceDisplay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cause before digital art I used to draw a lot on paper , preparing for architecture and stuff, it just reminds me of those days preparing the portfolio and stuff ^^ takes me 3-4 years back :heart:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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SkyNerdStudios Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work I know about drawing similar artwork and that it takes time I well done check out my work called Mirrored By Design at skynerdstudios.deviantart.com/...
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like what you do. Especially to the edges of the work! Very original. Thanks for sharing :D
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is amazing!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What size paper do you use? =) 70x70?
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Close.. 60x60cm :)
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice =)
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Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
once again respect for what you do in your art. you have an eye for details and that makes your art very special. you have given me some new insparation to work with. :)
Take care
Blesss
Tereza
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. When I hear that I have inspired someone in some way it makes it all worthwhile :D
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Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
you are most welcome and i realy love your art work!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As long as people tell me they love what I do I'll keep posting :D
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Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
then i will keep on saying so :). If that even helps after een hondred times i will not know :lol: but he it is worth the try :D.

Hope all is well
Take care
Tereza
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmariks-stock:
Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
your most welcome :)
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NecroNeco Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I like looking at art that are very detailed like this. You're very talented, Sir.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I just love what I do :D
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mertonparrish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Cool to see you at work!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, that's me :D
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
a hot of that, of course should be SHOT of that :lmao:
incidentally, I came to your page for some inspiration. I've had bit of artblock lately, plus have been really busy in real life. Soon I may have to spend a night at my mother in laws. She's been in the hospital for a while, and hopefully will soon be released home again. To help her make the transition (she's got dementia, and the hospital got her pretty confused) I may spend the first one or 2 nights with her, just s we know she knows where she is again. Spending a whole night? I'll need somethign to do! So, I need to have a drawing started for that one :D
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you Lou. I've been away from the PC and DA for a bit. I like to take breaks every now and then. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. My father is on the brink of being diagnosed with Alzheimers so I can empathise with you. When I visit him (which has been once a week, overnight stay, these last few months) I *always* make sure I have my pencils and pens with me.

I'm considering doing a tutorial showing exactly how I create my drawings. It's going to be aimed at the complete beginner, discussing such things as circle division, reflection, rotation and the like. I'll include a few pictures. You know all of this stuff already. I'll also explain how I use the mirrors. In fact if you give me your email address I can send you a couple of photos now which will show you how I use the mirrors to help me build my mandalas.

In some ways it seems I work the same way as you. I start with big shapes. Then I divide them into smaller segments and then add the finer details. How I differ is that I will draw only one segment and reproduce it. The pictures I send you will help you understand how the mirrors help me. :)
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh, that would be great Jim! I'll send you a note right now. Looking forward to seeing them :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Received. Got a lot to do today. Might be able to sort it out this evening but if not definitely tomorrow :)
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
i love this shot. It's great to see how people work. I always figured you started in the middle and worked out, like I do. But this proves me wrong :lmao: I saw below your comment about using mirrors, but I'm not quite getting that. Would love to see a hot of that actually. For I thought, now there's a thought! That way, it's possible to make em more intricate :w00t: I usually do one shape, all over the board, and then the next and so on. I never make one whole section and then try to recreate, too hard that way :lmao: It's interesting to see you work horizontal, like me (gives sore necks that sometimes, doesn't it? ) Have you ever tried drawing more of completely vertical like painters with an easel? I don't know if that's possible though, with these kind of drawings, I need my wrist to hang on :lmao:
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BenyiHS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ok, your work has me without words.

But here's an advise. You should draw with your left arm on the table.
I have that bad habit and now I'm with scoliosis :/
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D

I do usually keep both hands on the table.. my girlfriend took a number of shots and it just so happened that in this instance my hand was by my side.. sorry to hear of your condition and many thanks for your advice
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BenyiHS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
That's good to hear! :)
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Asrath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Is it difficult to draw mandalas? My mother likes to colour them a lot, and I suggested she should try making her own, but she's like "Noo, nooo, that's way too hard for me! I can't do that! Blablabla..."
And I was wondering if it really IS that hard as she thinks!

Great picture btw. Love the drawing you are making, the details!! Oh my god, great work!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Difficult? Not really.. depends on how complex you want to make them I guess.. The simple premise behind all of my work is simply reflect and rotate.. :)
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Asrath Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:) I think I'll give it a shot!
And keep it simple for now, I can expect to make masterpieces right away, lol.
But great work you have! So much detail, wow!
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zio-san Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow totally handmade?? awesome :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D
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bybeat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs interesting to see how you are working. Greetings Beate
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Beate :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
:wave: :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! :D
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InkCircles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
It's always so cool to see how others work. I had wondered what order you drew your beautiful designs and what tools you used. (I make my mandalas from the center and work radially outward.)
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So do I.. usually.. I also use a couple of mirrors sellotaped to form a 30degree wedge and then I place it over the drawn segment so I can view the entire mandala as I'm drawing it.. good way to decide If I want to commit to drawing the full circle :D
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