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
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My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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Maureen, I just love how your works “open up and bloom” before our eyes on the slide shows. Thanks for the bloom of beauty today!
Thanks, Gale…and you’re welcome 🙂