This is one of a series of mandalas using the human form. In this version I have introduced shadows as part of the design. I photographed the model with two light sources and created overlapping shadows.
I wanted the shadows to have more life by fading the forms from dark to "light" and overlapping the model's arm at one point.
Adding color in my mandalas is a balance between depicting the human form in a more natural color or blending the coloration to bring out the design.