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Mandala 46 Rainbow by Mandala-Jim Mandala 46 Rainbow by Mandala-Jim
When I asked my 4 year old what colour should I colour my inked drawing [link] he said rainbow.

Little did I realise just how much work was involved. Many, many hours later.. stroke after stroke in photoshop.. here is the final result.

I feel both satisfied but also relieved here. I've very pleased with the result but it somehow seemed that I was never going to finish :D

Certainly my biggest colouring submission to date.

I've had to disable the zoom option on this drawing as I have found several people selling copies on Etsy.. :(

If you want to see it bigger consider a print :)

Anyway, what do you think?? Do you like it?? :D

ETSY: [link]
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This is simply a wonderful design with an unbleavable amount of detail and color. I'm sure yourson had no Iidea what he was asking when he said rainbow, but he was right, and worth all your time and effort. You know out of the mouth of babes.
I wound myself compleatly captivated by your design, and it took me awhile to realize that it was a repeating pattern and it was the way you used the colorsthatgave it the illusion of being otherwise. I also noticed that the colors can also give theillusion of a spiril pattern on top of the original.
All in all, keep listening to your son he didn't steer you wrong here. Keep up the great work. I'm sorry to here it was being stolen on you.
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Critter83 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! Rainbow. Way to make daddy work, kid! High 5.

This is great. It kind of reminds me of the pic in the Kaleidoscope coloring book on YouTube... kinda! Extremely detailed in full color. TFS.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol.. Yeah, he sure did make me work..  but he was onto something good.. I think the result was worth it.. My own personal favorite coloring of all my work! Thanks Charlie :D.. I do have my own coloring books if you or anyone else fancies a try.. See my signature fore more details :D
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Critter83 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't say it was bad. Just said he made daddy work hard! LOL. Send your little boss a Merry Christmas for me, will you? Thanks! And thanks for the coloring books. Awesome that I just happen to run onto the artist on DA. What a great place! :)
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Leongardo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply stunning!Oops! 
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Really captivating.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Idlehand5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull colours!
Gorgeous detail
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Idlehand5 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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HexEffect1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very complex work. I can admire it a lot.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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AnimeNomNoms Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Love all the little details! It's so colorful and beautiful! :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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gaiea1313 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
The attention to detail is brilliant, as is your son's choice of color. Hope he is proud of his dad. All of your Mandala's are stunning, and has the immediate benefit of a soothing calming affect. Had actually been looking for images for gourd carving, and was delighted when I found your art.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for taking time out to leave me such wonderful feedback. It's comments like these that keep me posting :)
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SearingLimb Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Glad you like it :D
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SpeakThroughFingers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really pretty.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks  :D
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designer356 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
the coloring is absolutely lovely :love:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it .. cheers :D
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:iconmiki-chaan:
miki-chaan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks cool :meow:
I love the details and the colors :)
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love details.. and I think the colour scheme worked quite well on this one.. even though it seemed to take forever to complete.. I think it was worth it :D
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miki-chaan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it was totally worth it! :D I don't think i would have been able to do something like this..i probably i would have given up ;)
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I did.. several times! I have since discovered that if I have two or even three drawings on the go and rotate them when I lose my patience it works a lot better! :D
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miki-chaan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great idea! :D I might try that sometime :)
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
thumbs up for this Artwork! Awesome
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind feedback :D I'm glad you like it
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! Amazing details.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind feedback :D I love details!
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eraeriel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
some more good pen work here !
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind feedback :D I'm glad you like it
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HokoriCupcake Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is freaking beautiful :rose: *^*
All the details and lovely colors of the rainbow combined makes this a wonderful piece of art :rose:~!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind feedback :D I'm glad you like it..
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HokoriCupcake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so welcome :rose::aww:~~
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SketchyRae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Drawing and colouring this was all worth it! :icononionxdplz:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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SketchyRae Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
You're welcome~!! \OwO/
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BastardPrince Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
effort and attention to detail always pay off :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I agree. Working with detail has increased my patience no end :)
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Morkulv Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your 4 year old had good insight. :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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MoonChoco1995 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Color <3<3
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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MoonChoco1995 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're Welcome (//∇//)
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Arthuria99 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful composition :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your feedback :D
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MelMelanson Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You :D
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