Draw a Mandala With Khala Pattern - Zentangle® Inspired Mindful Drawing Class

Zen Linea, Certified Zentangle® Teacher & Jeweler

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14 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Background Preparation

    • 4. Tangle 1: Khala

    • 5. Tangle 2: Verve

    • 6. Tangle 3: Diva Dance

    • 7. Final Pen Details

    • 8. Shading Khala

    • 9. Adding Color to Khala

    • 10. Highlighting Khala & Shading Verve

    • 11. Shading Diva Dance

    • 12. Highlighting With White Gel Pen

    • 13. Finishing Touches

    • 14. Project Time!

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About This Class


In this class you'll learn to:

  • How to draw a celtic knot inspired pattern Khala
  • Use Khala as a focal point of a mandala
  • Combine it with several different tangles to draw a balancing composition
  • Shade and highlight your drawing
  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation while creating wonderful art by drawing patterns

Whether you are a beginner or a skilled artist, you are the right fit for this class - it is designed for anyone who is able to write four basic letters used to draw any pattern: I, C, S and O. However, Khala is best suited for intermediate level artists, although beginners can finish the project with the guidance from video instructions and the accompanying handouts with illustrated step by step guidelines (you'll have to log in to Skillshare through your PC to be able to download attachments from the Projects & Resources section)..

Remember that you can stop the video at any time to finish what you do at your own pace and you can also watch it at 0.5 x Play Speed if you prefer slower rate (the option is in the bottom left corner at each video).

This is a rather long lesson but you can use the fragments that you'll find useful as the class is divided into smaller chunks, for example:

  • Preparing the background with a watercolor wash
  • Drawing individual patterns - Khala, Verve, Diva Dance
  • Shading with graphite, watercolor pencils or grey marker
  • Highlighting with white pencils and gel pens

Make sure to download the attachments, join the project and come back with the project photos, questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you!

These drawings were inspired by the Zentangle® Method - an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

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