Beginning Steps to Creating Beautiful Hand Drawn Mandalas

Jane Snedden Peever, Illustrator and Digital Artist

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8 Videos (33m)
    • Intro

      1:40
    • Project and Materials

      2:38
    • Creating The Framework

      4:39
    • Adding Detail Part 1

      6:28
    • Adding Detail Part 2

      5:50
    • Adding Detail Part 3

      5:19
    • Inking Your Design

      5:52
    • Final Thoughts

      0:40

About This Class

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In this class I will take you step by step through the stages of drawing an 8" Mandala.  

What you will need

  • pencil
  • paper
  • eraser
  • ruler
  • compass
  • the desire to learn
  • no drawing experience required

What you will learn

  • How to use a pencil and compass to create a basic symmetrical framework
  • Ideas on how to fill in hand drawn elements to fill your framework one section at a time
  • Use felt tip pen and markers to ink your design and then add depth with line variety and intricate details

Added Bonus

  • a community of people, including myself, working on the same project with their own unique styles and the chance to share and interact with others while you learn what your drawing style is.
  • Encouragement as you learn to use drawing as a great form of creative expression and relaxation.

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It is amazing that such a beautiful mandala is created from the initial framework drawing by doing a section at a time and watching it take shape. Great class!
Jane explane in a clear and easy way to understand how to make a complex design. She is great!
Nicely paced and organized. Made it look easy and doable. Thank you.

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Jane Snedden Peever

Illustrator and Digital Artist

- The most beautiful designs start with the simplest ideas. -

I believe the first step to accomplishing your goals and dreams is to just start. Jump in and learn as you go. Allow yourself to make mistakes for those are the best lessons. Don't judge your work, just do and then do it again and do it some more. Watch it evolve and look back with awe in how far you have come because you chose to just start!

My goal in my classes is to break the process down into simple techn...

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