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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: fav.me/d4uahxl 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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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty!
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:iconlakey:
Lakey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's very kind feedback. Thank you :)
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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!
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:iconmandala-jim:
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
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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 ;)
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:iconmandala-jim:
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
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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
tereza
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconupalafire:
UpalaFire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, I love the transition of colors.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Took a bit of working out.. but I think it paid off :)
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:iconfinalvirucide:
FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing work! I love the details and the colors here. :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconanarloth:
Anarloth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waw! Really great work!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconanarloth:
Anarloth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconisoal:
isoal Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
Wow, so much detail. Beautiful colors.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconbeaulivres:
beaulivres Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Very nice patterns, the colours are alive!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmstoop114:
mstoop114 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool and colorful!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconyomi-chann:
Yomi-chann Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the design and the colors ! You must have passed a lot of time on it :o :love:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D and yes.. many, many hours
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:iconastralmimi:
AstralMimi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful, I love the colours
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconjaniceduke:
JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
lovely :heart:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmakayla421:
Makayla421 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Amazing detail and such vibrant color! :) Must have taken quite some time to complete :aww:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D I lost count of the hours..
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:iconedensspirit:
EdensSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
dayum... that's vibrant! never seen anything like this before :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D Check out my gallery if you want to see more of what you haven't seen before :D
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Artisexpressive Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing! I like the patterns and the color
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconartisexpressive:
Artisexpressive Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem
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:iconrocueto:
RoCueto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really love all the flower motiffs :ahoy:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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xxbellabrexx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Very detailed. I really like the color choices (:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D Yes, I agree.. I think rainbow works well :D
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful as always, Jim. You are a fantastic artist. The colors are spectacular!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww,.. :iconembarressed: Thank you very much :D
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spoonlesspear Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmonotone2k:
monotone2k Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very intricate and colourful. Would make a print to liven up any room :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Livens up my living room :D
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:iconscurron:
Scurron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
it really demands a lot of patience and skills to make things like this. Instafave ^^
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D
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Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I remember seeing some of your pieces a while back, and this one is as great as the others! Keep it up!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I'm still making mandalas.. this one is quite old now.. I'm up to number 52.. Glad you like what I do :) This is one of my personal favourites.. How do you think it compares to the others? [link]
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Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It may be quite old, but the age doesn't show. It's just as expertedly drawn, beautifully coloured and detailed as any other one.

But what really amazes me is the symmetry. I can't believe it's hand drawn. I'm guessing you have a special technique for doing it? Or just years of sheer practice? This one is definitly a worthy piece in your gallery :)
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