“NahVee” Coloring

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:

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I enjoyed making this piece especially using the ink markers to create scribbles for the shadow areas. I plan to do this style again.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady



  1. 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!

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