I have been coloring mandalas from Michelle Normand. Her mandala coloring site is http://www.30minutemandalas.com/
There are four free mandalas to color and 2 coloring books for sale.
I first got my start in mandalas from coloring mandalas. Later I moved on to digital mandalas. If you are interested in making mandalas coloring mandalas is a good place to start.
The first mandalas I colored were with marker, but this time I wanted to try digital coloring. These mandalas work good with digital coloring because the large spaces leave room to show off special effects.
This first one is where I started. I am very drawn to the combination of black and dark greens with lighter green as an accent. I replaced the thick black outlines with dark brown to give it a dark forest feel.
I reversed one of my dark gothic crosses, played around for a little bit and got these two icy crosses.
I reversed icy blue cross, tweaked it a bit and came up with two fire theme crosses. Two themes seem to come up often for me. One is the dark forest, which I intentionally started with. The other is fire, where the series ended up.
I often use my mandalas as an intuitive device. They are a way to express what is in my inner self. I was surprised to discover that coloring in mandalas someone else has made works just as well.
I have added another batch of mini-manadalas to color on Lulu. See my Lulu link on the side. I have one more batch I will be adding later this week. I am now using categories to make it easier for people to find my coloring downloads.
So far I just have one document there with the two pages you see here. I have more mini mandalas I will be uploading in few days, about 5 more pages worth. I noticed there were lots of other mandalas for coloring on Lulu. If you like coloring mandalas, search (mandala, coloring) on Lulu and you will find a large selection.
Don’t stress the small spaces! Some of the spaces on some of the mandalas are a little too small to color unless you are using media with a fine point and have very good small moter skills. Just leave them white or color the same color as the spaces next to them.
The mandalas were made with the Pattern Pie software and shrank to 2 inches. Pattern Pie is a fun software, but only makes low ppi mandalas of around 4 inches. Even at 4 inches they look fuzzy printed out. Shrinking them to two inches makes them much less fuzzy on the edges.