I finished coloring all the sections of the 2011 Mandala of the Year and posted images of each section. For sections 1-7 you can view the progress of each, which are posted on my ArtProgressions blog.
I also posted a slide show that shows each section being add to this final piece. You can view it on my ArtProgressions Blog.
I did 2 versions of section 2 because I realized after I finished the first version, it printed with a “fit to page” feature on and shrunk the design smaller. So I printed it again and did the second version.
On the silver lining side of this faux pas, you can see how the same design can take on a whole different look and feel depending on the the colors you use and where you place them. Notice how the ‘piano keys’ in the 1st version really stand out while the ‘keys’ take on a softer look and are hardly noticeable in the second version. If you want something to stand out…be bold with contrasting! (lights and darks)
The completed images of Sections 8-12: