“Butterflies” Coloring

I used a simplistic drawing of a butterfly and converted into this hyperbolic tessellation mandala. For this coloring of it, I wanted to create a pen & ink look…more like an illustration…and then color over it with color pencils. For this mandala, I used a stippling (lots of dots) stroke to create the shadow areas (very tedious).  This mandala measures 32″ in diameter on 36″ square paper; so it’s quite large for a color pencil piece. I painted it in four days 3/21-24/2011.

I apologize in advance for the poor quality of some of the images. Here’s a slide show of my progress on this painting:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s