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Mandala drawing 1 by Mandala-Jim Mandala drawing 1 by Mandala-Jim
Mandala 1, work in progress
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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.

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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
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
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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