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Mandala drawing 47 coloured 1.0 by Mandala-Jim Mandala drawing 47 coloured 1.0 by Mandala-Jim
I was going to hold back on colouring this after the last one.. But I had a bit of spare time this morning so imported it into Photoshop and had a quick go..

Not entirely happy (like the last one) but it looks kinda cute and might appeal to someone :)

One thing I've realised since submitting my work to DA is that because I don't like some of my work.. that doesn't mean to say someone else won't like it !

I think I prefer the original drawing [link]

The amount of 60cm square pieces of card I've recycled..

Oh well.. Hope you like it :D And if you fave it.. Thank you!
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:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice one!
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mandalapopart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really prefer the colored Mandalas that have a theme and limited set of colors.  I guess what I'm saying is the color wheel style totally rocks too, I just think when you plan and use just a few specific choice colors it just has more interest and feeling.  That being said, this is one of my favs.
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Mayberry90 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazinggggggggggggggg! :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Mayberry90 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. :D
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I have to agree with you on the colored version.  The original feels stronger to me.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely
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:iconivanrostoff:
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Groovtastic
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconfractamonium:
Fractamonium Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful mandala work! It's actually incredible! I love them!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. Have you seen my others?
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:iconfractamonium:
Fractamonium Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Jim, They are wonderful! I do a lot of mandalas myself. I really enjoy them!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's some truly beautiful fractal work you have there Tom :D
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Fractamonium Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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Don64738 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your mandalas are fantastic!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you think so :)
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Don64738 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet!
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ballofplasma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Hey Jim, I actually like the look of these more muted colours! I know they aren't as fun as the brights but I think they are perfect for the playful motifs in this mandala.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like to play around with different colours.. I'm still so new to this colouring game :D and still learning lots!
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MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe if others color it for you you may like it better??
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm always open for others to colour my work :) I had a collaborations.. Working with :iconhadas64: has given me great inspiration
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MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspiration is great! What an awesome friend.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She certainly is.. opened my mind to colour in a very new way :)
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:iconmysticflamer:
MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very good^^
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sapateif Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know if you intended it to, but this looks like a city street that never ends. I love it!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Each of us see something unique to them.. That's what I love about my drawings :D
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Very beautiful! The b&w is stunning, but this one is also great! :clap: :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ever so much... I'm still experimenting with colour.. I'll always be a die hard for b&w I think :D
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
B&W can be so beautiful, that's for sure! :D
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like this mandala very much, I have to agree, it looks really cute :) Not as good as your previous one, but I have the feeling you are nevertheless getting better and better :heart:
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. 46 Rainbow really, really tested my patience.. I guess I wanted to just doodle afterwards.. hence this drawing.. I will get back into another serious project soon :D
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VISSUTO Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, the prismacolor markers have a broad barrel so they are so much easier to use. I have pretty severe arthritis in my dominant hand and they are a great relief from the normal 005 pt. micron pens that I use for the basic drawing. What brand pigment liner do you use for your linework?
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Staedtler 0.1,0.3 and 0.5.. An Edding 1mm and a Copic BS Brush pen
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VISSUTO Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Staedtler are very difficult to find here in the states, at least in my area as it is not very densely populated. So I've been using Sigma Micron but the effect is just not as good as with Staedtler.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've tried other brands but nothing compares in my opinion. Expensive though...
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VISSUTO Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you ever hand-color them? This one is very interesting. I like your bold outlines used discriminately.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I tried it a few times.. I even went as far as buying some Prismacolour pencils.. Unfortunately, due to injury [link] I'm not able to use pencils to colour (which requires different pressure don't you agree) than outline pen work. Using a mouse is much easier for me. Photoshop is my only realistic colouring method at the moment.. if the medical teams come up with a solution then I will definitely try the pencils again.
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VISSUTO Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use prismacolor double-ended art markers, sharpies (fine pt. and ultrafine point), and also Bic Mark-It permanent markers. Many interesting colors and shades and the prismacolor markers blend beautifully almost like watercolors. I've never been pleased with the way colored pencils look on paper for applications like mandalas. They just aren't precise and even enough for me. But maybe I should have invested more time and money into the effort.
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I do like the prismacolor pencils the way you describe but the pain I get in my wrist whilst applying the pressure I need to colour just isn't worth the pain I experience. Holding a left mouse button and moving the mouse around is so much easier for me although I'm not as able to achieve the natural look pencils can give. Perhaps I will experiment with blending in PS. I've only been using the program a short while and am quite certain I am only using about 1% of it's features :D
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VISSUTO Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't use pencils. I use the prismacolor markers. Much better than pencils.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm.. that might be an option. I'll buy a couple and see how that works out. Thanks
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Tysirr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastc colors :)
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like them :)
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