The movie “Avatar” inspired this hyperbolic tessellation mandala. In one of the scenes, the Navi people encircled a fire, with arms reaching forward to the person in front of them. The power of that scene motivated me to create the essence of that grouping.
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. I used a scribble stroke to ink in the shadow areas. This mandala measures 32″ in diameter on 36″ square paper; so it’s quite large for a color pencil piece. I painted it in three days 3/24, 25, 27/2011.
I apologize in advance for the poor quality of some of the images. Here’s a slide show of my progress on this painting:
I enjoyed making this piece especially using the ink markers to create scribbles for the shadow areas. I plan to do this style again.
joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady