Hi @kvansant, sorry for the late answer… Well, your images gives a clear explanation, now I understand what you were saying, thank you. The center part of the mandala could be effectively better looking in this way. There’s only one thing I’m noticing, and I don’t know if inconsciously this thing was the reason of making me draw the crescent moon in this way: the mandala is not only in the moon itself, but its outer “rays” are beyond the moon body, even if with a certain degree of opacity, and that’s where the centering come from, it is the center of the whole mandala, but being its outer part less visible, the eye receives that strange effect you found.
Another thing is that, starting from the whole mandala I thought that the center should be the center of the moon, and when it is crescent, it’s for an Earth shadow on it (am I right? ) , so the crescent moon should have the same center of the full moon (without shadow)… probably that was my strange logic!
Anyway, your suggestion it is very good and interesting, and probably it is better to give reason to the eyes than to strange logics! I’ll see in which way the whole mandala should change and how it will look and I’ll see what to do. Surely if I’ll work on another design similar to this I’ll take in account your suggestion
Thank you very much!