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:
joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady