Again, more experimentation with variations of shapes, rather than the more traditional circular mandalas. I think I started off thinking about a feather motif and then it morphed into more leaves and flowers.
That’s all part of the process, I think. Getting into the feel and flow of creating the mandala, rather than being focused on forcing into something preconceived.
I haven’t actually drawn one just for fun in a while, as I’ve been concentrating on producing ones for a coloring book. I think I need to draw a couple that are just for fun – find my mandala mojo again!
So far, this is one of my favorite mandalas that I’ve created. The lines, the shapes, the symmetry of it, all turned out much better than I anticipated. I feel like I found a good balance in all of the layers, as well as making it detailed enough to be a good design for coloring.
Speaking of coloring, perhaps I should print some of these out and color them and see how well they actually work. Maybe you could help me out and do the same – and then send me photos of your work to share? 😀
Off to the printer I go. 🙂
I have been playing around with different shapes of mandalas and wanted to try one that wasn’t completely circular. I like the snowflake-like shape of this one, but I’m not sure I put enough detail into the outer layers.
I have been searching the interwebs for inspiration for design elements, but I find many of them too similar. So I have also tried incorporating some elements from zentangles to fill in details.
Regardless, the process of drawing the mandalas themselves has been fun for me. So it shall continue!