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.
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?
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:
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.
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
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.