Friday, 30 May 2014

Tree of Life or Octopus mandala?

I spent some time on mandalas again this week and this one was inspired by the tree of life design although I can't help thinking it looks more like an octopus.

I based it loosely on the window below which is very, very beautiful. It is in the Sidi Saiyyad Mosque, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Absolutely remarkable craftsmanship.


  1. This is beautiful. How did you get it so symmetrical? Is this free hand? Lovely and striking!

    1. It's done on The beauty of doing it on the computer is that you only have to do a part and then you can copy/paste/rotate/flip to your heart's content. Also, you can delete mistakes. Totally different from the zentangle stuff which is all hand drawn and has to accommodate all the mistakes. Depends what mood I'm in as to which I do!

    2. Thanks for the info, I need to check that out!