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Mandala drawing 1 by Mandala-Jim Mandala drawing 1 by Mandala-Jim
Enjoy colouring Mandalas? Check out my book here: www.amazon.com/The-Mandala-Col… Also available from other Amazon.xx Thx!
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ScottyVineArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really loving this one. Peace 
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MermaliorX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
It's not offensive (and just my opinion) but I miss something when I see your mandalas. I'm obsessed with the ornaments (believe me I really like them) but I don't find the real coherency, strength and elegancy in your mandalas. No doubt I have bad taste or I'm just an old style guy, but when I see an ornamental design I always look for exciting details, elegancy, organic coherency and hidden tricks. The (bold or thin) lines you use seems to incidental and the induvidual parts of the mandala sometimes are not connected properly. . Some of your works are interesting like this, I like the central core of this image, and the flowerish blocks. Sorry for my opinion, I didn't want to be rude, just honest. Perhaps tastes are different, so excuse me.

Respect
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hiya, thanks for your comments. I appreciate you taking time out to leave your opinions on my work. It makes a nice change to "amazing" etc. Every eye forms it's own beauty, so they say. Could I ask a small favour? I'm very interested in what type of mandala you are referring to. Could you provide a link so I get more of an idea? 

Thanks
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MermaliorX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
To be hones I cannot link any mandala I prefer. My comment is not about the mandalas (I'm not an expert in this issue), it is about ornaments. But I can link an example what I'm looking for in ornaments:

mermaliorx.deviantart.com/art/…

Mixed, organic, living things. But as I said tastes are different. Keep up your good work.

Respect!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gotcha.. Yes, that's pretty but not my drawing style as you have noticed. Thanks for the link though. 
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MermaliorX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Anyway, here is a speed-tutorial what I made for a basic knotwork where you can read how I'm thinking about ornaments (sorry for my english)...

jmu.hu/ref/knotworkexpl.jpg
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LightEnCiel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Simply, beautiful. I use some of your mandalas in meditating. I find most mandalas too extravagant in coloring, or lacking complexity. However, your mandalas are satisfyingly intricate. The lack of coloring also assist.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. That's one compliment that really means something to me and inspires me to keep making them.
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh, I see *looks around knowing she looks dumb* :lmao: :you submitted for colouring.. holey moley.. :lmao: that's a job in itself entirely :lmao:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
hey Jim.. this looks aweSOME!! :wow: :faint: :worship:

I saw it in Create Collaborations inbox.. who are you working with on this one?
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
hi, i think i requested three pieces for my group. looks like you're in all my groups! that's excellent. :D i'll color one out of those three. if you'd like to submit others, you're more than welcome to.

damn this is beautiful! it's just so perfect!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey.. Thanks very much for the invite. I love the idea and will look forward to submitting more soon. Like I mentioned.. I can provide you with a higher res image for colouring. Just let me know. I also intend to make future submissions available at higher res too :)
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
that's great! the best part of the group is doing actual collaborations where one person (usually people draw) draws one half of a piece of paper's worth, doing anything they want and the second one finishes it, again, anyway they want. they then both post it in their galleries and in the group. it's a bit like zentangles, i guess, but i am trying to create something more interactive and original. people also do digital remixes of other people's art. your drawing style is perfect to fit in with those of a lot of our members. the people there are all people i know personally, (there's about 100 members)so it has a really nice atmosphere. :)

i'd love to have one in higher res. you could pot it to your gallery or post it wherever or email it to me. i'll go send you the address. :D
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ReiZer0 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Very Nice Work.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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steveoxley Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it when serious new talent appears on DA!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Blush... thank you :)
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cajunhillbilly Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this isn't finished?? it looks amazing!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thinking of adding colour... :)
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cajunhillbilly Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks awesome either way :-)
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