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Mandala drawing 34 by Mandala-Jim Mandala drawing 34 by Mandala-Jim
Staedler 0.1mm, Copic BS.. 60cm square

First one for the New Year..

Enjoy colouring Mandalas? Check out my book here: www.amazon.com/The-Mandala-Col… Also available from other Amazon.xx Thx!

I have another two nearly ready..

Hope you like this one.

What do you see? :)

NEW 13.02.12: This Mandala has now been colourized. Link here fav.me/d4pj746
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:iconpinkfloydlove10:
I like this picture a lot however there is something missing in it. I love how you were very detailed in the creation and focused on makeing sure everything was symmetrical. I feel that it lacks pop though. I can see that you did not want it in color but I feel that that might not be a bad idea for this picture. However I would have to say that it would make a killer tattoo ;D The detail itself is amazing and very very amazing. Keep up the good work maybe try a hue just a thought. Cheers Mate.
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trsor7 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're incredibable.... I'm bouddhit and mandalas are so special for me. So great work !
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D Have you seen the coloured version I submitted? Or do you prefer the black and white ones?
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trsor7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I prefer yours black and white because can see more your work
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) I'll continue to submit both
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trsor7 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
yes fine !
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Zero2525 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The outer border on this one looks like it's falling away allthough it's a two demensional drawing as I look longer at it, it deepens and shifts you have to look at it for a few moments for the effect to work, but this is true with all mandalas.
Good work Jim.
Michael
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How does it look now it's been coloured? Any different? I know some of my watchers prefer b&w.. Here's the link [link] . Let me know what you think..
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taintedpurplelips Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
This is gorgeous! One of my favourites!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Janneman3k Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would love to see your works in color, traditional way offcourse...
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a set of Prismacolor pencils here I bought last year.. New years resolution is to make more of an attempt at colouring.. I can always keep the B&W anyway, so why not I guess...
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional
very nice indeed
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :D
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ToniTiger415 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Great detail and everything is symmetrical, good work :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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:icontonitiger415:
ToniTiger415 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconcsartworks:
CSartworks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great use of line and value! I love how intricate the design is... definitely makes me feel like I'm going in crazy circles.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh dear really? Is that a good thing? :D
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:iconcsartworks:
CSartworks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Are those dancing squids/geckos or am I seeing things?
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They could be... you're not the first to suggest they look like squids :D Different people see different things.. there is no right or wrong answer
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dr. Zoidberg!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL :D
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333r Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Every time I see your work I am consistently blown away. Wonderful stuff!

Roughly how long does it take you to complete one of these?
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
15 - 25 hrs
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LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome work, great contrast and ofcourse details. :clap:!
I see a city on the outside edge with a park and a pond with fishes...mainly just blocks of flats =] and a shuriken in the middle.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I get you! Definately the buildings.. Not sure about the fishes though.. Are they? They could be.. LOL.. I've no idea :D
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LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Maybe I was imagining the fishes =P But the rest is there!
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blockmyster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
like it
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Geo-Aaron Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wild!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :) Glad you like it
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knotty-inks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice! reminds me of Escher:)
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
A few people have said this to me.. massive compliment.. thank you very much :D
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HasanDadah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I see many things haha, Amazing ! :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Karmathious Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is breath taking...
It looks like the different bands and layers are like different stages/forms of life, or even conciousness. And the outer most layer almost looks like bunches of control panels and switch boards.
It's crazy awesome! ^_^
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love crazy awesome. This is why I draw these crazy things. So open to so many interpretations.. so many different ways to look at them :D
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Karmathious Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you rawk at it! ^_^
And what do you see?
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african-artist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love that you put so much time into this! This is amazing!
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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davehoran Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Stunning.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
i like the squid-head guys!!:squee:
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, they kind of are aren't they.. Funny looking beings really :D
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
they're very cool!:wave:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just wonder what the next bunch will look like :D Who knows? I don't! :D
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
I like a mystery! I never know how my paintings are going to go either so it is exciting waiting to see how it turns out!:squee:
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It certainly is.. I have one that I'm nearly finished that I'm particularly proud of.. and I've no idea how the forms joined together to produce the outcome.. :D
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
glad to know I'm not the only one whose art makes itself!:rofl:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Where does it come from? :D
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