Felt tip pens and colored pencil 8″x8″ on bristol board.
This was a doodle to begin with, actually a half design scanned and flipped into a whole circle. I do many of these types of images because I love the graphic outcome of a rendered doodle gone into art. It is good practice for both hand and mind to make symmetrical images that have a self-justifying existence, yet mean nothing other than they are art. The mandala shape seems to have root in all ancient designs and in our mind as well. Once a circle is drawn and filled with a design, it implies a meaning. It is interesting how mandalas take on a life of their own as people assign a meaning to them. Throughout history many such designs are attached to very meaningful causes and organizations. This one is a practice doodle so don’t get too carried away.
It means I had fun!