Hand-drawn Mandalas: Basics for Beginners

Jamaica Arvisu, Pursuing Creativity

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9 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction

      1:13
    • Tools

      2:29
    • Creating Your Guidelines

      3:47
    • Basic Patterns

      6:38
    • Creating Your Outline

      5:11
    • Inking

      4:49
    • Adding Details

      4:55
    • Project

      0:40
    • Final Thoughts

      1:16

About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to draw a mandala from start to finish. You’ll learn the basic patterns and techniques that you need to create a simple, yet beautiful, design. Because mandalas can be so intricate, it can be intimidating to attempt to make one, but I break it down into manageable steps that aim to simplify the process while sharing some tips and tricks that I use. I encourage anyone to try it out, even if you feel that you don’t have the skills or the creativity—you may be pleasantly surprised at what you can create.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

So fun, but also really therapeutic! Great, clear instructions and easy to follow. :-D
Heidi McGall

Yoga Therapy and Meditation Instructor

This is a great tutorial. The instructor gives very clear instructions and steps, and does a great job of showing the shapes traditionally used in Mandalas. Moving video, not still pictures.

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Jamaica Arvisu

Pursuing Creativity

I have no background in art and was never really creative growing up. In late 2016, I discovered bullet journalling and brush lettering on Pinterest and found myself wishing that I could be creative in that way. At that time, my life was all about work and I felt that I really needed something else to keep me sane, even if it was just customising my planner with some colors and doodles. I've been pursuing my creativity since then and it's come out the most in my mandala drawings. My other areas of interest are lettering, watercolor painting, and urban sketching.