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I must confess: I don’t like brown color (any shade of it). But I love this kind of mandalas. Abstract form of things. Quite stylish, if you ask me. And, after trying the lion and owl earlier, I know that these mandalas come out well in shades of brown. So, I colored this lion in light brown. The first attempt didn’t go well as I colored the outer section by mistake. Luckily, I had another copy of this mandala. So, I colored it right the second time. Happy with the result. For those who don’t know, Asad means Lion (in Arabic).
A very close friend of mine got married on Christmas day. I colored this mandala for him and his wife. Wish you a blessed wedded life, Meemz!
This is the Christmas mandala I colored for all my Christian friends. (Belated) Merry Christmas, everyone!
My mum and my elder sister were talking about this and that while I was coloring this mandala. Hence, ‘gossips’ 🙂
I woke up early one morning after quite some time. Colored this mandala and went back to sleep. Hence the name ‘Morning Star’ 🙂
Jun 07, 2014 (07:16AM): Morning Star
For coloring this, I imposed a restriction on myself in that I chose a few colors and stuck to that. Also tried shading, and the results came out fine. Not bad. Not bad at all.
This one reminded me of the Don McLean song Vincent.
This one I enjoyed a lot. The innermost section I colored taking the inspiration from my 5 year old neighbor’s technique. Moving outward, I colored each section of the web. In those days, I was reading Chetan Bhagat‘s novel Half Girlfriend. The novel had one of the characters referring to the other as casting a mayajaal on their son. While coloring this mandala, I remembered this part from the novel. From there onward, the boring and tedious-looking mandala became an interesting one! I colored the web in vibrant colors, and decided to go outside the mandala and use the blank page to add more depth to this mandala – by coloring the page in ‘black’! To me, this took the mandala to a whole new level. It now has a story (of mayajaal – colorful, enticing, and yet dangerous), a perfect title, and the memory of a book that I enjoyed reading.