A Quick and Easy Way to Create a Freehand Mandala

Sacil Armstrong, Mindful Art Maker & CZT

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3 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:23
    • 2. Tools & Shapes

      2:36
    • 3. Create A Simple Mandala

      7:59

Project Description

Easy Freehand Mandalas

Create a freehand mandala by starting with a basic shape in the center and adding layers of the 5 basic shapes. All you need is a blank sheet of paper and a felt tip pen. As you can see, I've added a few layers to the manadla I started in the video.

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I started this one with lines in the center, forming a square. The mandala still turns out round as I add other shapes.

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I started this one with lines in the center as well, but formed a star. You can begin with any shape in the center and still create a mandala. Use your imagination!

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Open mandalas look great colored in. I used Prismacolor colored pencils for this one.

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As you get more proficient, you can add shading and coloring and create off-center mandalas.

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