Sunday, April 12, 2009

OLEANDER MANDALA 1 ON FOLIAGE

To see another version of this mandala go to Nightblooming Cards. This mandala features some new design wrinkles. There seems to be no end to the variations that are possible.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

KNOT MANDALA 2 FOR T SHIRT

This knot design is after Albert Durer. He labeled it as for craftperson's use. This may be a craft he didn't anticipate, but I figure it qualifies. This is obviously an adaptation of Da Vinci's design. It is simpler but more elegant. I have added the traditional celtic knot design in the center. I have designed this with a t shirt in mind, but it can also be done as a print, poster or card. I am not posting it, but this can be done as an inverted version of black on white as with the Da Vinci mandala.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

CELTIC KNOT MANDALA 1 AS T SHIRT B

This is an inverted version of the same design. It took a matter of seconds to convert this from white on black to black on white. That could not be done so easily in any other media.

CELTIC KNOT MANDALA 1 AS T SHIRT A

I have designed this mandala for a t shirt, but it can be done as a print or poster. Text could be added in a traditional manner above and/or below the image; or it could even be done as a circular surround as was done with the Babaji t shirt.
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The knot design is by Leonardo Da Vinci. He created it for craftsmen to use. The copy I used was poor quality, so I had to trace over the lines. The beauty of Photoshop is that I only had to trace one twelth of the design and could then duplicate and rotate the rest in two minutes. The knot design had a large hole in the center so I filled it in with this medieval labyrinth design.
This is a warm up. I plan to use the celtic knots to create a series of 12 mandalas based on old medieval Rose Window designs. I will need to create my own knot patterns which is a bit of a challenge. When complete, I will have enough for a calendar. Don't ask me what year that will be.