All my mandalas are hand drawn and grow intuitively on the paper, I often don't know how they are going to turn out. This one is drawn on pastelmat with Polychromos and Prismacolor coloured pencils and has been about 15 hours of work. A little more figurative than many of my mandalas this represents an abstract view of sealife under the waves.
Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning within the "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The design of the mandala is to be visually appealing so as to absorb the mind in such a way that chattering thoughts cease, and a more philosophic or spiritual essence envelopes the observer
polychromos and prismacolor artists coloured pencils