This mandala is a departure from all the previous designs. As I was experimenting with different mandalas, I was using a template as a guide while I drew. After watching some other artists create their mandalas, I realized that the template, while a great tool, was in many ways constraining how I drew my mandalas.
So out went the templates. I think the design of this one is an improvement – the circles in the design are cohesive and it has enough intricate pieces to be a nice piece to color.