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Mandala lines
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Published: August 17, 2010
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For this exercize, we were to create a mandala. We were allowed to use figurative elements, but aside from vaguely flower-esque shapes, I decided not to (earlier designs included kanji and items, but I felt it made the piece too busy and unbalanced).

I am very happy with this, however I had something of a disagreement with my teacher about it. She felt it was too simple, and wouldn't hold the viewer's attention long enough. I felt that if we were making something that was supposed to embody our beliefs or inspirations, it had to be simple, because I strive for a simple elegance in my art and life. She graded me down for it, but I honestly didn't care anymore at this point.

You can color it if you like, but please give me credit!

Every line on this was made with a sakura pigma marker in a compass.

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CosmicFalcon-70's avatar
I love the design of this. It would make quite a lovely brooch. I need to adorn an ice skating outfit that I'm doing for a Jem & The Holograms fan art picture. Would you mind very much if I included this. I will give you credit in my description of the of the finished piece of course. I'm still trying to see if there is something else that I like that is appropriate but this is the first one I've seen that I really like.
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[link]
Colored
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voldanita's avatar
Hey there! I loved the design on this and couldn't resist coloring it. I credited you and you can find my coloring of your lineart here: [link] ^^
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AnnieSmith|Hobbyist Artist
i am going to print this out and color it!
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gracefullyinfinite|Hobbyist General Artist
oooo I love coloring mandalas!
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luvswdw| Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful. I can not wait to color it!
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FuzzyxPanda|Hobbyist General Artist
I colored it! :la: [link] and I actually want to color it again, lol. :)
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Hira--Akami's avatar
lol! good job.
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FuzzyxPanda|Hobbyist General Artist
:la: THANKS.
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KatLasIllustrations|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's mine: [link]
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SunlightRyu|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice artwork.
I made a colored version of this work. Here's the link: [link]
Hope you like it. :D
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FuzzyxPanda|Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's beautiful. I am going to color this and link back to you.
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Hira--Akami's avatar
Can't wait to see it!
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FuzzyxPanda|Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! C:
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refkoer's avatar
nice work

me orc me want to color that!! :D

but maybe next time :D
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slayerstephi|Hobbyist Writer
This is very pretty. The triquetra in the middle caught my eye.
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Hira--Akami's avatar
thanks! There's actually a little symbolism from Catholocism (the triquetra), shinto (the chrysanthemum) and buddhism (the lotuses).
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slayerstephi|Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I see that. :) I'm drawn to each of the symbolisms. And did you know that the triquetra is not solely a catholic symbol? It has roots in paganism too.
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Hira--Akami's avatar
Oh yeah. We catholics are as bad as the romans when it comes to stealing religious things like holidays and symbolism.
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TatumDesign|Professional General Artist
Lovely
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