1. Do you design the mandalas yourself?
Yes! I have designed all mandalas myself and they are therefore my intellectual property.
2. How do you design the mandalas?
The mandalas are developed in various ways. On my computer I design and edit the mandalas with the CorelDraw software. Sometimes I also use PhotoImpact. However, many mandalas have been devised on paper. The sketches are then scanned in and turned into vector graphics. This way I can continue to work on them on the computer and generate the PDF templates for the website.
3. What kind of paper do you use for printouts?
Most of the time I use standard copying paper (80g/m²), which is on the thin side. This is ideal for
colouring pencils and wax crayons, or for fine felt tip pens. I prefer the fine pens from STABILO.
For special mandalas or working with wet colours I use drawing cardboard or sketch pads with a weight of 200g/m². This paper is more than twice as thick as the ordinary copying paper, which helps prevent undulations and ripples. As a rule of thumb: The thicker the paper, the wetter can be the paint. However, I love painting with acrylic paint and for this I buy canvas. These days you can already get nice square shaped frames for under 5,- Euros, and quite often you can even buy them at the supermarket. If I find the time to do so I will write down instructions for using my templates on canvas. That might still take some time, but then again winter is approaching… ;-)
4. Am I allowed to publish the mandalas I’ve coloured in on the internet?
5. Why are you offering your mandalas for free?
I’ve been using the internet ever since 1996 and during that time have been able to benefit from many things that were offered to me free of charge. This mandala website is my contribution to the internet community, returning the favour. Without adverts, and no frills…