Von Kowen’s designs are dark and macabre, with lots of clean graphic lines in black and white. Occult symbolism, mysticism and astrology are featured in her work. She showcases her designs on t-shirts and other wares for sale through her Print on Demand shops, and looks super cool doing it all.
Purelifephotoss is a brand created by Abby Juli who is a self-labelled “creative rebel”. Her designs are very graphic and often combine art and symbolism with uplifting text and quotes. Much of her work is inspired by animals and mental health awareness. Her designs are available through several Print on Demand shops which are showcased on her profile.
Awaarts is known for her really unique and interesting surreal art. She creates fantastical creatures and beings through drawing, mixed media, sculpture and more. Her bright and colourful artwork is sold on prints and more through Print on Demand sites, some of which is showcased on her profile.
Ana, aka anishacreations is known for being able to make just about anything adorable. Follow her page for a daily dose of cute. Sometimes she posts animations as well along with music, which are guaranteed to brighten up your day.
Belettelepink is known for her animal art which is expressed through drawing and painting. She mainly focuses on wild animals, especially mustelids, which is a family of animals including weasels, badgers, ferrets and more. Her work is often displayed on products for sale through her various print on demand shops. Sometimes she hosts art challenges like her #wolvesofthworld2019 which are fun to participate in.
Hundilaul aka Anaya’s work is very graphic and she does a lot of detailed pattern work. She has a wide variety of bright and colourful patterns and mandalas which are displayed on products from her Print on Demand shops.
Pahleeloola is known for her graphic poster designs featuring prominent historical figures along with their inspiring quotes. She also shares snapshots of her life, photography, and more on her account so there is a good variety of posts to inspire you.
Darkhysteriaco is known for her black and white graphic illustrations combining occult and wiccan imagery. Her crisp and clean line work is displayed prominently on prints, enamel pins, apparel and more with a wiccan aesthetic.
Can you turn a 2D mandala drawing into 3D printed artwork? Apparently, yes.
My boyfriend has a 3D printer so we thought it would be fun to see if one of my mandala designs could be printed in 3D! We also made a video out of the process.
Check out the timelapse video above to see my mandala art being drawn by a machine!
The original mandala design was drawn by hand and then scanned to the computer. I used Adobe Illustrator to turn the image into a .stl file, which is the file type used for 3D printing. To do this I exported the file as .svg from Illustrator and then used a website called SVG to STL to turn it into the correct file type.
The finished result of the 3D printed mandala is pictured below:
The mandala is only a couple centimeters thick. It’s pretty flat so I’ve actually been using it as coaster! It also could be some sort of window art or other decoration. Honestly it was just an experiment so I have no real plan for it otherwise.
I think it’s pretty cool to use new technology for art. What do you guys think? Would you be interested in seeing more videos of 3D printed mandalas or other things? Let me know in the comments below!
This is a campaign sponsored by The Ocean Agency, Adobe Stock and Pantone raising awareness about the mass die off of coral due to warming ocean temperatures. Over 50% of the world’s coral reefs have died in the last 30 years, due to human activity!
Amazingly, some corals give off beautiful bright colours as a last-ditch attempt to survive these oceanic heatwaves.
Want to create art that means something? Want to help save the oceans coral which is dying at an alarming rate? Check out the Glowing Gone campaign and create something yourself to help spread awareness of this major problem which will certainly affect the future of our planet!
The word mandala literally means “circle” in Sanskrit, but they are so much more than that. Mandalas are beautiful geometric images that represent the circle of life, the universe, divine power, synchronicity and more.
Evidence of mandalas date back to the first century B.C. However, they are likely much older than that. Mandalas have been found all over the world, from India to South America. They are a common symbol in many religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity.
Today, mandalas are used around the world as a meditative art practice. They utilize a combination of radial balance and abstract patterns to mesmerize the artist and viewer alike.
Why draw mandalas?
Drawing mandalas can be a tranquil and meditative experience. They are often used in Art Therapy as a way to disconnect from stress and anxiety. They help the artist concentrate on being present in the moment.
Drawing intricate patterns is also a great way to improve hand-eye coordination.
Drawing mandalas is easy and fun, and the end result is unique and beautiful.