I started without really knowing, what I wanted to do, untill I found the compass image. So I started searching at Wikipedia, if there is something I could do with the cardinal directions and I found something. What I made is an image based on the Chinese symbols:
The different symbols are:
-Azure Dragon of the East / Spring
-Vermillion Bird of the South / Summer
-White Tiger of the West / Autumn
-Black Tortoise of the North / Winter
I arranged the animals in this order and added the Chinese name on the two stones directly next to each animal. For each animal was furthermore the fitting tree for that season added.
The other directions, such as North-East are a combination of both images from the North and the East, because they belong together.
I didn't use a single colour scheme for every symbol (they all have their own colours) but added these colours in the whole image.
The centre has the colour yellow, that's why all the ropes are yellow, which lead to the yellow dragon.
I know it's not the typical mandala, but I wanted to make something different :)
Dragon - Thanks to Hey Mr Glen
Stone - Thanks to Jan Michael IhI
Rope - Thanks to Limonada
Gold texture - Thanks to CG-Textures
Brick wall - Thanks to CG-Textures
Dragon head - Thanks to Sushifactory
Dragon body - Thanks to Sushifactory (5 years and 2651 days ago)