My gratitude for your kind words towards my work. I do admit that this is one of my favorite works of all time, as the sacred face just looks back in such a (dare I say) loving manner. I see that we both tap into that inner realm, whereas you use fractals as part of your work.
I continue to be in awe when I think about your connection to the higher parts of your consciousness and your ability to translate your dreams and visions (4D) and put them down on to a 2 dimensional surface. Your use of symbolism in your artwork, I think aids the viewer in having a somewhat better understanding of your visions and what they might mean to ourselves and our connection to everything in the universe. I don't know if that makes any sense or not.
Yes you are making sense . . . Yes I have studied symbols for almost 40 years until I realized the universality of it all. In truth it isn't always easy staying in-synch with the universe while living in the day-to-day. At times they just flash at the oddest times (my wife complained of how many nights I have not been beside her in bed) . . . still I do have to share these because many of the message are never for me
And about your question . . . there are several ways to answer this query:
1) I always do rough pencil sketches on the black surface, using a B lead which can be very easy to see against the dark back ground. I use a ruler, compass and protractor to mark down the basic geometric shapes. But after all the basic format is penciled, the all the details are just inked free-hand, including the straight lines
2) Some of my works come from dream and meditative visions . . . but these images are 4D, so I sometimes have to make sketches to try to capture the essence of the visions. . . or sometimes I just draw it straight on the black background
3) I usually start from the center and move outwards, and in this case it was the eyes
There in no enlightenment in just looking at any mandala, but in meditation and prayer one can gain some insights that will help you in life . . . and as you practice more kindness and simplicity in living . . . then the more you take steps to that concept of enlightenment . . . contentment or bliss
Although I do many meditative works and teach both life discovery mandala workshops and practical skills (I teach in a college) . . . bills, bad neighbors, politics, traffic, pollutions. . . all these can always weather your spirit, and even cause some to lose perspective of what they are trying to achieve . . . so a lighthearted yet vigilant daily life is always what the I prescribe for living
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is amazing, so beautiful the more I look at it the more mysterious it looks. why is it doing it to me? oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just realised now after looking again it is happening again my friend the mandala I work on now was a most strange vision and it is taking me into unknown ereas. it has tow circles inside a triangel inside a squer incide a circle.............. now I understand why you will see soon this experience is breathtaking!!
five words................ love - AHAVA feeling - REGESH daughter - BUT (pronounced exactly the same as the English word) seeking - LEHAPES knowing - LADA'AT ..................... you made me stop and sink into myself to seek for these five words. thank you my friend.