Monday, September 13, 2010

Butterfly Mandala Update! :)

Well, here it is as promised! The picture quality isn't the best but I will have to wait till tomorrow to take a better picture in daylight.  I can't wait to show you a few of the details! :)

The butterfly I used as reference was a Black Swallowtail so I used some of the butterfly's favourite flowers in the mandala as well.  The flowers she is perched on are "Queen Ann's Lace" and the ring of flowers encircling her are "Phlox" flowers.  I used purple to indicate spirituality as she is in a meditative state.  I loved how the gold and silver I used went with this shade of purple so it ended up looking a little more "royal" than I intended.  I still love the results though.  (The purple looks more blue in this photo)

The part of this piece I was most anxious about was the figure.  I don't usually include them in any of my work as they are not my strong suite by any means! But instead of shying away from it this time, I set myself up for the challenge and I'm glad I did, she is actually my favourite part about this mandala. :)

One of the things I would like to fix is the background colour.  As I had mentioned in my last post, my colour scheme changed quite a bit during the last 2 months, I think that the background colour looks a little more aqua than anything and I don't think it really suites this subject matter.  For example, if it were a sky blue, it would make a lot more sense. 

So, there it is, save for a few details that I would like to fix... I hope you like it! Let me know what you think! Your feedback and comments are always appreciated :)

Enjoy the rest of your week!



  1. Absoulutely STUNNING! The colours, the details,the wings....beautiful :)xx

  2. Gorgeous and inspiring! I love mandala work and it is always fun and so rewardng to create! Yours is very powerful and meditative..beautiful work! Shine on!

  3. Wow, she is gorgeous. I don't know why you shy away from figures, she is great! You have put so much work into this one, what a beautiful mandala to meditate on.

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  5. Thank you guys! Your comments and feedback make my day :) <3

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