I stared at this mandala for quite a while after creating it, which means, well, I like it! The source image is a picture of sedum in bloom that was taken at that golden hour before sunset . I'm pleased with the interplay of shadow and light and the antique quality of the mandala. The golden light seems to glow in the image, doesn't it?
- First things first. Create a duplicate layer of your image (How? Ctrl/Cmd key+J or Layer>Duplicate layer) and work from that. This way you will have an unaltered version of your beginning point,in case you need it.
- Name your file and save it before beginning to work on your photoshop image. (Im really bad about this step myself). If your computer freezes for any reason and you haven't saved your work, all that time put into your image will be gone forever.
I also spent time tidying up my blog today, adding a few more links of artists I like and references to digital art that I enjoy. While mandala making is my vision and my passion, I am also a digital artist and like being introduced to different approaches to the medium, which I am delighted to share with you as well.
My mandala prints are $20 plus shipping/handling/tax. If you are interested in purchasing my art, please contact me at the email address linked above.