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April 13, 2012
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Mandala 42 - Rainbow coloured by Mandala-Jim Mandala 42 - Rainbow coloured by Mandala-Jim
Original Indian ink fineliners on bristol board. Here's a link to my original drawing: This was then scanned and coloured, stroke by stroke (hour by hour) in CS5.

Quite a project, but one that I'm happy with. And I did have a little help with the colouring from my partner and her daughter :) Thanks guys!

It looks a lot better enlarged so zoom in or try and display on a big monitor or perhaps buy a large print ;)

I'll be trying the other colour suggestions soon.. This has been taking up ALL my spare time :)

Hope you like it as much as we do :)

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Just wonderfull Jim Again the color is just fantastic I will allways love your Mandalas, I know the work you put in to these master works of art they art not easy. Allways remember what you do is important when I look at these they give me a sense calm, that's what Mandalas are made for to help enter a state of Meditation.Yours do this very well, One of the first artist that held my eye was your Mandalas, and I allways find something new and interesting to fav. I think that you deserve this Critique Jim For you work, never stop for your work will live forever.
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty!
Lakey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's very kind feedback. Thank you :)
Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
RESPECT! must have taken ages to make and it shows :) realy love your art work thanks for sharing with the world!
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it did take a very looooooooong time.. but I'm pleased with it :D
Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
you have a lot of patiance that is for shure :). it shows that you enjoy every second of making the artpieces ;)
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't mind spending time and effort when I know that the end result will be worth it. That being said I have thrown hundreds of pieces of work midway when I get a sudden "I don't like where this is going" type feeling. Drawing mandalas helps keep me centered. I suffer with anxiety and when I draw it's almost like medication. Instant peace :D
Mariks-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
good! and i think i know what you mean. it is also meditation i think. but if it helps you then it is even better. i have that when i have a panic atack or when i have an astma attack. then drawing or working on art makes me feel more relaxed too. that and giving myself Tera Mai Reiki/seichem healings also helps :). so yes i do understand that this helps you alot.
Take care
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
UpalaFire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, I love the transition of colors.
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