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Creation Mandala by karincharlotte Creation Mandala by karincharlotte
This started as the healing hands mandala, then evolved into something more.
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EEEEick Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the blending on this.
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you - I am actually working on another one at the moment, which is very similar.
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habedifi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
great artwork i like your use of colours
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you for that! :wave:
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Chr1573r-5 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
funky picture :) <3
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your feedback, my friend ! :wave:
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steverlfs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I am fascinated by this painting! It has such a dreamlike tropical effect! I can't wait to see what else you have come up with!
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words, Steve. So glad you like it. Not sure I will do more like this, but appreciate your lovely words of encouragement.
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free-your-soul Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
you did it with pencil?
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yes,but not any old ordinary pencils. They are professional quality Prismacolors. They are much brighter and have more pigment than the student grade coloured pencils.
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free-your-soul Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
where do you buy them? and how can i do such a nice mandala?
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
You can buy them either at an art store or online. Be sure to get the artist quality Prismacolor brand, although there are probably other good brandnames about.
This mandala started out with a very large circle on a large piece of paper. The hands are traced from my hands. Then I used white coloured pencil to make it look like I was painting the light. Afterwards I added the colour with Magenta, Canary Yellow, and Aquamarine, blending the colours to create violet, orange and greens. Black was also added in some parts to create more depth. The rest was imagination, and letting the imagination take over.
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free-your-soul Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
thanks!
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Adriacid Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
it's wonderful <3
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:heart:
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neomayan-x Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
:dance: :D :dance: :D :dance: :D
Very nice!!!
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :wave:
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neomayan-x Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
ur welcome!!! :dance: :D :dance: :D :dance: :D
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0Dreamy4Me Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:clap: :ahoy: This is a beautiful Mandala ~ showing the healing hands, the Nature ~ flowers, fishies, birdies, etc. It has a natural flow & energy that moves the eye all around it. The colors are soothing and lovely, as well. I really enjoyed this Creative Spirit that flowed throughout the piece. Thank you for sharing. :butterfly:
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the lovely comment. I really enjoy doing mandalas. Have a go. Just start with a big circle on black paper using white prismacolors or other Artist quality coloured pencils. I started by tracing my hands, and imagination took over from there.:heart:
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MarieKatra Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I have that book too. I spent some time in a wheel chair with a broken back and didn't know if I was ever going to walk much again. Someone got me the Mandala book by Judith Cornell and it game me something new to work on to aid with my healing!
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner May 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing, Marie.Do you feel it has helped you? I have some students who have serious health issues. I think drawing and colouring mandalas can be like a meditation, and can aid healing. I find them very relaxing and also good to help you get inspired and become more creative. :heart:
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zielonoszalona Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I adore what you do.
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:iconkarincharlotte:
karincharlotte Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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skyflyingby Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
fantastic
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Artsee1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a FANTASTIC drawing!! Terrific composition :) Love the values and how you played with space-
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you for letting me know you like it. :heart:
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Elfynity Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
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EthanSchur Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Amazing work!
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! This was a lot of work, but I also enjoyed doing it! :hug:
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EthanSchur Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
My plessure!:) Very impressive work!:)
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uranie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
beautiful vision !
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you, my friend! :heart:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
cool
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Beau! You are very clever...I had a look at your gallery, and loved your work. ;)
I'll be watching....:wave:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thats okay

im clever? awwwww :hug:

thankyou very very much, im very glad you like my work. your clever too judgeing by your work
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
:aww:
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blackboard-ofnight Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i love the patterns here.
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you, dear! I appreciate you letting me know you like it. :wave:
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rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I'm so glad I came upon your gallery. I love your work and want to see more of it.
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Kathleen! :heart: I appreciate the kind compliment and encouragement. :)
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rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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beadg1rl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
You have a great eye for color! 8-)

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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment. Actually it's really quite simple. I used a very limited number of prismacolour pencils and drew on black paper. I did a lot of blending. For instance I mixed Aquamarine Blue, and Magenta to get violets, Aquamarine blue and canary yellow for green; magenta and yellow for orange. I also used black and white to get the darker and lighter tones. This technique was inspired by a book by Judith Cornell. Drawing on the light from within. Loved the book. :wave:
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Stepbeyond Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, I love this too. It's been that long? I see so many great pieces I missed. Well, I'm getting them--NOW!! :rofl:
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suedollin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunningly wonderful! :D
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Sue! This took me ages to finish. It evolved over a long period of time. But now that it's finished, I'm quite happy with it. Hope it sells. It's one of those pictures you can look at for a while...seems to have my favourite things in it. :) :heart::hug:
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suedollin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Worth waiting for. You should be happy with it, so much to find and enjoy in it! :D
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