I took a cartoonish drawing of a conch shell 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. This mandala measures 32″ in diameter on 36″ square paper; so it’s quite large for a color pencil piece. I painted it in two days 3/19-20/2011.
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 the shadow areas.
joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady