Fan Art Friday: Social Distancing Mandela

Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club, where Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous and I color the same image every month to compare and contrast.  It’s been a while, but we’re finally back!


My feelings about this image changed dramatically as I went through the process of coloring it, which kind of mirrors my general emotional state right now during our current health crisis and social distancing.

When I saw this mandala, I immediately had a color scheme in mind and was excited to get started.  I did the first, central bit and really loved it.  Then as I kept going, I started questioning my choices and about halfway through I really hated it.  Then when I opened it back up to do the very last bits, I was able to see it more as a whole and now I like it okay.  I wouldn’t say it’s one of the best I’ve done, but I’m happy with how it turned out.

Also, I am unclear how this image is related to Star Wars?  I asked my husband and he was also unable to give a satisfactory answer.  Some of the pieces look industrial, like ships or vehicles or something, but I can’t peg exactly what they are from.  Any guesses??




9 thoughts on “Fan Art Friday: Social Distancing Mandela

  1. For Tyeth April 3, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei,
    Moisture Vaporators would be my guess – the pipework looks very similar! (Viewed from above you can make out the four sided down pipes) And I think this has turned out nicely, I like the lighter, brighter colour choice, very cheerful, much better than the gloom you mentioned ….but of course we’re gonna do our best to beat that! Stay safe and well!

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    • Mei-Mei April 5, 2020 / 10:48 am

      I hadn’t thought of moisture vaporators! I don’t tend to use pink a lot, but I’m glad I did this one brighter.

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      • For Tyeth April 5, 2020 / 11:06 am

        Hi again, I think it’s my eye for detail that I’ve developed! I see things totally differently since I started designing. I’ll see an object/image and see sabers usually but that mandala just reminded me of the downpipes of a Vaporator…and the conical parts on the hemispheres look like one of the droids that was inside the Jawa Sandcrawler. I look forward to the next instalment of Fan Art Friday!

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  2. JulieG April 4, 2020 / 11:51 pm

    I love your palette choices! Very pastel-looking and bright 🙂

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    • Mei-Mei April 5, 2020 / 10:46 am

      It is pretty cheery, isn’t it? I’m glad it came out that way.

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      • JulieG April 5, 2020 / 3:25 pm

        It is 🙂 Very uplifting 😀


    • Mei-Mei April 11, 2020 / 10:30 am

      No worries, it was a unilateral decision made out of quarantine stir craziness!


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