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Mandala hand drawing 44 by Mandala-Jim Mandala hand drawing 44 by Mandala-Jim
Steadtler fineliners 56cm on 60cm square bristol board

Designed for colouring.. hence the lack of black/contrast.

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

I've made a start already in Photoshop.. should be ready soon.. I didn't realize just how long it was going to take! The drawing itself took many, many hours..

I've been out of the loop recently.. I haven't been feeling that great.. on top of that my father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers. So, I haven't felt like drawing and took some time out :( ..

Anyway, I'm back now.. a few more drawings on the go to :) I haven't been on DA for a while.. so definitely some catching up to do.

Sorry if you've msg'd me these last few weeks.. I will get back to you soon :)

UPDATE: Coloured 1.0 online mandala-jim.deviantart.com/art…
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Given 2012-07-03
:icondatafe95:
datafe95 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
wow
awesome mandala , just amazing.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for late reply.. but thank you very much :D
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:icondygyt-alice:
Dygyt-Alice Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserve the DD for this magnificent work of such great detail. I really like this piece it looks so good with out colour, but I will still give it a try, I do not think I could improve this work but it will not stop me.

Dygyt Alice
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Dygyt. Kind words as always
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:clap: Congratulations, Jim! I just faved the color version of this only minutes ago, and then I find out you received a DD for the b/w one - why does that not surprise me?
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.. I'm pleased that you like it :)
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:iconknitnick:
knitnick Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome mandala Jim, looks wonderful. I've been putting mine up as black and white's too, waiting to get the guts to put color to them. I'd love to see this one in color someday! Hope you and your Dad are feeling better soon.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for your kind words . This drawing has already been coloured. Look this way :) [link]
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:iconknitnick:
knitnick Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh, sorry! Just learning how it works here. did you color it digitally? or with paint of one kind or another?
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem. I coloured it in photoshop.. stroke by stroke.. took almost as long as the actual drawing :)
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:iconartg33k74:
ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy sh*t, I would need a pot of espresso and two pounds of crystal meth to do a fraction of this. [Don't worry, I use neither.] Amazing, just amazing.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. Yes, they are time consuming and can take a lot of patience.. but I don't attempt to do them all in one go.. It takes me many, many sessions and I also draw two pictures at once so I don't get bored :D
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:iconsibelian:
sibelian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Really beautiful, I love this.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Have you seen my coloured version? [link] Some like it more than the b&w.. some don't
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:iconfengda2870:
fengda2870 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
nice!!!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:icondantesangreal:
DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! Another amazing job!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. Never thought I'd get another one :D
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:icondantesangreal:
DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd keep an eye out for a third if I was you...
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Maximum one every 3 months.. but thanks :D :D
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:icondantesangreal:
DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know..
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:iconlovepunj:
lovepunj Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
you should realyy check out some indian and south indian temples our stuff, or MAYAN's markings words or drawings,

i'm sure your future artwork will be more mindblowing
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll do that. Have any links you'd like to share?
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:iconlovepunj:
lovepunj Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
i dont have specific links but just type INDIAN DESIGN PATTERNS and google will help you out,

[link]
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes. I see what you mean. I can also see some kind of aztec / inca / mayan influences.. past lives perhaps? :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
My pleasure! :)
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:iconemely-star:
emely-star Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i love it
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmeathive:
meathive Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Congrats on the feature, Jim.
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Wow...this is beautiful!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :D
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:iconshadowraven2006:
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. amazing detail
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconcrazyruthie:
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
congrats jim! well done. :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again :D
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:iconkristenmash:
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconkristenmash:
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang. That must have taken a lot of patience. Nice job its so beautiful!
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It took many, many hours.. I think the end result was worth it though. Thanks for your feedback
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet. No problem^^
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:iconsonic260:
Sonic260 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like it's spinning! :D
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My work does that for 'some' people :)
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
yay! Jim! DD :w00t: :dance: DD is a wonderful recognition for this beauty :iconveryexcitedplz:
Im sorry to hear about your low energy level and about your father. Alzheimer sure is hard to deal with. I kinda know since my mother in law has dementia. It's getting worse step by little step, and sometimes a big step. Thinking of you and wishing you much strength :hug:
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Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Lou. Both for your kind words regarding my work and my father. My drawing is keeping me sane at the moment.. The DD was a huge energy and morale boost.. Makes it all worthwhile :D This work was recently rejected by a group for being to 'flat and rigid'.. I'm glad we all think differently :D
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:iconbluerosefantasy:
bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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:iconmandala-jim:
Mandala-Jim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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