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Mandala Design with Yvette St. Amant

Yvette St. Amant, Published Artist

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10 Lessons (1h 57m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:35
    • 2. Supplies

      2:21
    • 3. Drawing Guidelines

      7:09
    • 4. Line Design

      24:58
    • 5. Designing Mandalas

      24:24
    • 6. Mandalas On Craft Paper

      23:30
    • 7. Color Block Mandala

      10:25
    • 8. Painting Mandalas

      7:10
    • 9. Painted Background

      12:51
    • 10. Final Project

      1:43
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About This Class

Join me as I take your through the creative process of designing your very own mandalas.  In this class I'll show you how to create guidelines to get your started, line design styles, inspiration, and background techniques.  This is a mixed media class using drawing tools, and paint on paper.  But that's just the beginning.  This class will give you the skills and tools necessary to create larger than life designs that can be incorporated in home decorative items, wall art, and fashion.  The possibilities are endless once you've adapted this skill.  Come have some fun and lets get creative.

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1. Introduction: Hello, everybody. Vets in a ma here. I'm really excited to bring to you this wonderful class on mandala design. If you follow my art, you'll notice that I create a lot of different Mandela's and various styles and designs, and they are sold in retailers across the globe. So I'm bringing you the techniques that I use in my mandala designs in this new and exciting class, and I'm going to show you how to create guidelines. I'm gonna go through, um, techniques and detailed line work. So I'm going to show you all the little designs that go into the Mandela's to make each one very unique and special. We're gonna be learning some color block mandala design. I will do mixed media. I'll show you one of my favorite background techniques, and we're gonna be doing a lot of pen and ink line work in the beginning of this class. So I don't want you to get discouraged if you love getting your hands into paint because we will be getting some paint. Oh, but I really have to teach you the basics in the beginning of this course so that you're set on your way to creating magnificent A Mandela's. So I'm happy that you're joining me and I can't wait to get started, So let's get right into it. All good structures begin with the great foundation. So that's what you'll be learning in the beginning of this class when I show you how to create the perfect guidelines. Once you learn this, you'll be on your way to creating beautiful designs within those guidelines. Thes air some the samples of mandalas that I've created using pen and ink. You can also create beautiful artwork by painted backgrounds and using a variety of different oil or gel pens. And then, once you learn how to create Mandela's, you can really incorporate them into any kind of art. I've used Amanda lot in my dream catcher here, and then I've also used them in the backgrounds of some of my boho designs. Plant end this beautiful peacock. I hope I peaked your interest and you're excited to get started with mandala design. Why don't you go to the next lesson and I'll tell you about all the supplies you're going to need in this class 2. Supplies: I'm so happy you decided to take my class on mandala design. Let's talk about the supplies you'll need. First, you'll need a protractor, compass, ruler, pencil gel, pens or markers, eraser and watercolor paper. If you don't have any of these supplies, don't worry. At the end of this little video, I will have a link where you can get these supplies very inexpensive off Amazon. I highly recommend and encourage you to get the white signal gel pen. You're gonna love it. It's great for everything that we're doing in this class. You'll see what it looks like in the last slide, and I have the link on my website as well. You're gonna love this pen. It's multi purpose, and you can use it for any project. We will be using some acrylic paint in this class, so really grab what you have. You don't have to go out and get special pains or special colors. It's purely going to be technique, so I will let you know what colors that I am using when I do the videos. But you can use anything that you have online. Ah Krilic. Craft paint is perfect for this. You also want to make sure you have a couple paintbrushes on hand in various sizes, along with some water and a little palate for mixing your paint. Lastly, grab awesome craft paper. I'm gonna show you a really interesting technique on how you can draw mandalas on top of Kraft paper again. You don't have to go owned by Kraft paper. If you don't have Kraft paper, maybe grab like an old book page Ah, or some wrapping paper. It's just a technique that we're gonna learn, creating mandalas on top of existing patterns. As I mentioned in the beginning of this video on supplies, here is the link where you can get any supplies that you need, including the protractor compass rulers. There's a whole little kit for very inexpensive and the white signal gel pen. I highly recommend this. Please grab yours. You are going to love it, and you will use it for many projects. I promise you. So now that you're all set with your supplies, let's just get right into that first lesson 3. Drawing Guidelines: this lesson is all about drawing your guidelines. Okay, We're gonna begin with our basic man doll. I'm gonna show you how you can create any Mandela just using this technique. We went through the supplies needed, so I'm just gonna open my little box here. You don't have to get this box. They have very simple. As long as you have your compass and a protractor and ruler. Your good. So I have this handy little kit that I just love. Um, so I'm going to get that, okay? And I'm going to show you the basic set up for a mandala. And you also need your ruler. Okay, so I'm just gonna get my compass set up here, okay? Do you want to make sure that your pencil is nice and sharp and we're just going to be using a plain piece of paper? You can use copier paper. I just ripped out a paper from one of my sketchbooks. And, um, because we're just practicing. We don't need Teoh measure anything from the outer sides, since it doesn't matter if Theis, uh, mandala is going to be centered or not. But what you're gonna do is basically start off with the size of your Mandela. So whatever size you want, Teoh may get Just adjust your protractor. I've got mine. Probably about three inches. Uh, why? I'm not gonna make it too big, because this is just a technique and learning. So we're going to start by creating a circle, you know, kind of feel like you're back in math class using these tools, but it's good to know that there is a use for these. Now, I lifted my protractor off because I want you guys to be able to see what I created here. But I would advise you probably leave your protractor, Um, are sorry, your compass. I'm going to get them mixed up all the time in the center. If you lift it, you'll see the little dot there. But you always want to make sure that that point is there so you don't have a lopsided circles. But we're just going to really be making a series of circles within our circle. So every time you create a circle, just adjust your protractor. You don't have to measure, you know, this is a very kind of therapeutic and, um, really easy going groups exercise when you're doing mandalas. So you know, the idea is not really to plan what you're going to be doing. You just kind of let yourself go and start creating. So make a series of circles. I've done somewhere the circles air really wide apart, and I've done some that are very thin apart, But I just want to show you the basic techniques sometimes What's easy? I should I haven't been doing it because of the video is just in your paper had let the tool do the work for you. Okay, so once we're done with our circles could take your pencil out. And now we have to start making our grid so we can do our design so they're nice and evenly distributed. So you're gonna find that center where the compass was up and just but you're, uh, ruler up against it and make a line directly across. Now, when you're making your guides, make sure you're not pressing too hard on the paper, because at the end you're gonna want to erase thes guide. So if you're really pressing hard on doing really dark lines, you're gonna have a hard time erasing those after. So once we have a horizontal line, we're going to get our protractor and you'll notice on our protractor. There's a little usher public at a different one for you. My pro tractors are very dirty because I use them a lot. But there's going to be a circle in the middle here, and you're gonna have a horizontal and a vertical line. You're going to line up the hole there with the center where your compass was at, and make sure that you're lying is completely lined up with the line that you drew and the center line cause there's going to be a mark right here in the center. That is where you are going, Teoh be doing your line coming up to make a 45 degree angle. So you're gonna market at 90 degrees. Okay, so that's gonna be your 90 degree mark. So just make a little warning at the top. And then what you gonna do is just We're going. We're going to be making our marks at 30 degree intervals. So start over here at 30. Make a line there a mark there, one. It's 60. You've already done 90 do one at 1 20 then one at 1 50 Okay? And you've already done your 1 80 degree mark here, So when I lift it up, you will literally see a horizontal line with all your marks. Now, what you're going to do is take your ruler and again, you're gonna put your pencil in the middle and you're gonna line it up with your mark. I've lined it up with my 30 degree murkier, and you're just going to literally like you're cutting up a pie in even sections. You going to draw line directly cross and we're going to continue doing that for all our marks. So what I like to Dio is I'll do a line and then I put my pencil in the center again and just rotate my ruler. So we're going to do that all the way across. And this is why you don't need to do the marks on the other side here because it's just gonna be straight line across Now we've got our guides. If you want to erase thes, you certainly can. Doesn't really matter. You can wait till the end. Okay. At this point, we have our guide so we can begin making our mandala 4. Line Design: in this lesson, we're gonna learn line design. So we're going to do an exercise where we're going to create lines, and we're just gonna practice June various designs along those lines. This is really important in mandala design, and once you get a feel of this exercise, it'll be a lot easier for you to start creating the Mandela's on the guides that I previously showed you in the last lesson. Let's begin. So I'm just using a variety of gel pens here, and I'll do different colors because I just want you to show or to see how you can create so many different looks. What Mandela's just through color. Um, so I just have some gel pens here. You can use any gel pens that you have. The reason why I use gel pin is because the ink flute flows out more fluid, and it is just a nice you want a nice smooth him when you're doing this so that you don't have to go over and double up your lines. So I've just got a bunch of different colors here that I'll be using just to make things a little are exciting. During the video you can do the same thing. Or you could just grab any kind of pen that you have to be black. It can be blew. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. So what I'm gonna do in this territorial is just show you the different line Designs were going to be working off lines and peaks on corners. So I'm gonna show you a variety of ways that we can create designs. So I'm just going to start first with the line on and you can follow along with me or you can watch the complete video and then work on your own. And I'm just going to show you different ways that we can design these lines. So when you're creating Mandela's and you're following lines, one of my favorite things to Dio is a scalloped edge, and it's just simply going along the line and doing these little kind of half circle or half moon shapes. And this is one that really makes it adds like a delicate touch. Your Mandel owes. Once you have a scalloped edge, you know, you can always double up these scalloped edges like so you can leave them like this or you can double them. So what I'm gonna do is show you the different appearances by just doing, you know, half and half. So I'm just leaving the single, um, scallop here and a double scallop here. Another thing that you can do to make this more interesting is by adding circles within the scalloped edges. So depending on how detailed you want your mandalas, it's going to depend on how much you build up these lines. Okay, Now, when you're working in with the mandalas, you're gonna have an outer. We're working in negative space. Teoh create designs within that space. So on each line, you're gonna have space above and below these lines. You can always go and add scallop on the other side as well if you want, um, or you can always just kind of double up lines. The nice thing when you're doubling up lines is you can do designs within those doubled lines. One of my favourite to do is this kind of squiggle. You can do squiggles or you can simply do lines like so, and you can also do triangles. So there's a variety of ways that you can create those lines let me switch colors for you. That was like a purple. I'm going to use a green. So I'm gonna create another line here, and I'm going to show you how you can add different designs to your lines by just adding the's vertical lines on your horizontal line. And another way to make thes lines more interesting is you can add dots at the end. I love doing this. It's a really nice way to make you know your little lines a little more interesting. You can also just dio circles like so. Or you can add like a little V with a center and build off those. There's so many different things that you can dio. You just have to use your imagination, or you can just put a dog. It's just building up lines again. You're always gonna have something on the other side. On the other side. You don't have to do the same thing up here. You can add your scallops to this edge, or you can just add circles. You conduce triangles or you can just double up the line that we did there. On the double line, you can add a scalloped edge here or any of these other designs just to make things more interesting, Let me just switch colors again. This time I'm gonna be using blue. And I'm going to do why I am always starting with a line is because when we're creating the mandalas, you're always gonna have a line guide. And when we get to creating the actual designs on the Mandela, you will better understand what these are. Um, one of my other favorite things to Dio when I'm creating Mandela's is to use swirls. So that's when you just come off the line and you're doing the swirl. Now there's a variety of ways that you can use thes swirls. You could just do them single this way, or you can attach them together. The nice thing when you're doing it like this is that you can add a variety of interesting designs within the corners. Okay, so here's an example how we can create some designs using swirls. Another thing that you can do is just build off the swirl. If you have a really big negative space, you could just create a variety of swirls coming off each other, and then you can always create designs. This is one that I often uses a teardrop, and you can build off those. So go along your line and just create your swirls and see how your lines develop. Just be free with it and just go ahead and practice. You can also do these leaf kind of shapes so you have three leafs coming out of one. You can also just create leaf shapes off your lines with designs within it. One of the other things that you're going to want to do when you're creating Mandela's because we're starting with small circles in the middle. And as we create around the circles, your negative space or designs are going to start getting larger and larger, so you're gonna have a lot more lines to fill out. So one way to fill up those lines nicely and quickly is if you have a line to double up your lines, you can do to. You could do three, even do four as many as you want, and then you can do you know the nice shapes within it. So some of the shapes, like I showed you up here is this swirl. You can also again do the stripes, but you can also do circles within the lines to another thing that you can dio is just create the scallop within the double line, or you can just simply do dots. You can do triangles, and when you're creating these shapes within the lines, you can go in and stripes within some of the shapes to give it some more detail. Or you can go in and color some of the shapes. You can put dots within circles. You couldn't alternate by coloring the stripes within your scallops like I showed you up. Here. You can put dots and circles where you can also just kind of color in these little negative spaces so that it makes your scalloped edge pop. When you have a straight line on the outside, you can really make it fancy just by doing the scalloped edge. Whenever you're doing a scallop edge on something, you don't have to be afraid to add another double line over it and then create some kind of a design like your swirls because it's all about building building up those lines. There's so many different ways of creating design by just using lines circles, and you can even do squiggles off it like this. And remember, there's always space between every line that you dio. So there's a plethora of designs that you can create. Okay, let me grow another 10 here. Were you okay? Let's create another line and I want to show you how we're going. Teoh work in peaks and corners, so I didn't really need to do that line. But, for instance, Huemer cream mandalas. We're going to do a series of these kind of petal shapes, So there's the flower petal. There's a leaf shape there is to try and go. There's the half moon, and when I talk about all these line designs, these air the kind of shapes that we're gonna be using to create these lines. So if you have a petal shape here, you might want to double that up like so and then, you know, do your design within that double space, and we're always building off it. So on that line you might want to put a scalloped edge so you see how we take something very simple and we're starting to make it very beautiful. So when I talk about working in peaks and corners. I'm talking about these little areas. These are the negative spaces that I'm talking about and you're gonna wanna build those up . I'm just going to take another color here so that you can see how we do that. So there's a variety of things that you can do in those little peaks and corners. One of my favorite things to do is this teardrop shape. Now you want to build up the teardrop shape so you can add some more scallops on the edge, almost so it starts looking like a paisley. You conduct all up the space within it at some dots, maybe color this in at some stripes and the list goes on. I can double up thes scallops where it just starts filling in that space. And then when you have these little pockets here of negative space, you can always fill them with a little docked. So you see how you're just building up those spaces. And then when I was talking about putting dots in thes scalloped, adjust these air the scalloped edges so you can just go in and I feel up those little scallops with a dot so you can see how we're just building, building, building, building. So here we have a leaf shape, Another one that I just love to dio because I am very into floral design. If you ever have tried any my other classes here on scale share. You've noticed that a lot, um, is surrounded by tropical and floro design and paintings. So I like to incorporate a lot of that into my Mandela's. So there's a couple different ways that you can create these leaf shapes. You can actually make it look like a leaf by creating thes veins out from the center. Yeah, if I do another leaf here, you can do a line right up the middle and just do diagonal lines on the side. Now it's nice because you can actually leave your leaf so that it has only half with the design, and the other one is, um, a solid like this that ends up being a really nice design, and then on these leaves, you can always double them up, too. If you want to get a little more build up on them and then get, you know, some line work in there because everything that we create, we're going to be building up on maybe on this one. You want to add the scallops, You can see how this leaf is just becoming more interesting. You can also just double that up after and then you can do another scalloped edge. So there really is an unlimited amount of design that you can do within one shape. And that's why when I start doing the mandalas and I talk about how every single man to land that you do, you will never, ever be the same. They will all be different. Okay, this is another shape that we're gonna build off. Oops. I grabbed a different color pen and it's like a rounded try and go. So when we're creating around the circle, these air gonna be big sections within your design. And we're talking about working in these peaks. We did a cheer drop shape over here. One thing that you can do what this is actually built from the bottom. So if you do another circle, you can do other circles within these shapes, and then you can build off those you can do your swirls like so and then maybe at the top one change direction, and then in this peak, you can have a line coming down with again a teardrop and have some little shapes and lines coming off it and fill that with dots. You conduct bill up by putting a circle here, adding your lines. You can see how everything just starts transforming as you work on it again. You always want to make thes a little more interesting by doubling up your lines or building off those. Maybe you want to add some swirls off those lines to make it a little more interesting. And then you can change direction when you come down the other side, creating mandalas as a lot like doodling. So any kind of line or circle that you can create, then you're going to be creating Mandela's. Working with these half circles is another popular design component component to you're mandalas. You want to get thes typically when you have, say, two petal shapes together and you're gonna create them within to fill the spaces here. Okay, so that's this, or if you are, say, working in your Mandela, you want to create space within the big pedals. You can put those half circles or circles. If you want to do complete circles, you can turn these into, um, flower shapes. Or you can simply just keep them as circles in Crete designs. And we're always just doing the same thing by doubling up lines. But you can also create circles on the outside. You can do the lines with the circles on the outside or you can scallop. There's so many different ways that you can create this, or you can make them large flowers by adding big scallops. And then you would simply just go in and, you know, decorate these flowers with whatever design that you choose. Or you can color the man like this, or you can just color the dots. So when you have them in the corners here, some of the things I like to do is just create a flower using the leaves. So this is another thing that you can dio, or you could double it up by doing a smaller circle in the middle, and then you could do like the sun re. That's what I like to call it. You can always just color these areas in okay, so this is just working with different shapes. You conduce swirls within the circles. Those air always nice. So we've talked about working inside the negative space in these little peaks and corners. But one thing I want to talk about is building off the peaks on the outside. So when you have your leaf pedals on the outside, you can really make some interesting designs. Um, you can do your swirls that come off from the center, and then you can start building within these little crevices or little V shapes by doing you know, your reverse teardrop and maybe creating or turning that into some kind of paisley doubling up and doing your design work off. That adding dots. I mean, things can get very elaborate when you start working with, um, your mandalas. Okay, you can just bring some lines with dots at the end to fill in those spaces as well. You can just bring some swirls right off it if you just want a single one. If I did another pedal here, another thing you can do is just kind of do a diamond shape and build off this. Create your scalloped edge, so it's almost like, you know, when I Egyptian I and you can always just kind of follow the curves of your design and bring some swirls coming out this way. As you start creating and we start building Mandela's, you will see the numerous ways that we can really design them in Mandela's inside. So this was just a little practice to get a taste of how to create those lines and build them up. So now that we've done some practice, you congrats a sketchbook or piece of paper and just draw some lines, draw some shapes and start decorating them so you can get a feel of how you can design those lines, and you may even come up with your own. If you like doing hearts or stars, you can always in corporate those you can do hashtags. There's so many different ways, so get creating, get some practice. And when we move to the next video, I'll show you how to actually start building within your guys so we can create you to fall . Mandela's together 5. Designing Mandalas: in this lesson, you're gonna learn how to draw your very first Mandela, before we begin grabbed the guides that I taught you how to draw with their compass and a protractor in the very first lesson and let's get started. So now that we have our guide for Amanda, any time you want to paint or draw Mandala, you're going to use, um, this guy. So you're gonna have to draw this guy on whatever surface that you're doing it on. So we're going to begin by showing you how to do is some simple design work. And keep in mind that there are so many different ways to do mandalas. You can paint them, draw the you can use them on colored paper, which is gonna be some of our other lessons. But let's just begin by doing our line work. So one thing you always want to remember is that you're always working within a circle. So if you start a design on, say the second circle, you want to make sure that every time you're starting that design, you are working within that circle, Um, and I'll show you why in a minute. But let's just begin with a this little circle in the middle. Let's just start off by making little scallops along that circle. So I'm actually doing two scallops within each section, and you don't have to worry if all the designs are exactly the same. Because by the time you're done this mandala, you can have so much designed within it that you won't even see any kind of little mistake . So we're gonna go to the next circle, and I put a little point here. We are going to draw online from this point down to where we made our scholar. So each section is almost gonna have, like, 1/2 of belief. We're going to continue doing that all the way around. Now, when I was saying you want to make sure you're working within the circle, if I accidently start up here, you're gonna have one pedal that's bigger. Now I'm gonna show you that because I don't want you to get upset. If you make a mistake, there's always ways of fixing at. Okay, so see how that one's bigger. I'm just gonna continue making the little one. All you have to do is create the same design inside and then you follow your mistake throughout the entire mandala. So because I went up here on the next one, I'm going to start and I'm going to do the exact same thing, toe all of them so that they look uniform so you can always change your you know, little abs ease into purposeful mistakes. That's what I love about doing Mandel eyes. I have made mistakes in pieces that are published, and no one's noticed because I've just put so much detail within it. Okay, so it's starting to build up now. We're these circles that the second circle is in between. Let's just do a little round trump here and then on each hump will do a couple scallops, so we're continuing to build up the design and then between each weaken dio another. Now, this was one of the designs. It's like a little flower petal shape. So you come down and you go out about, so instead of coming straight down, you're just doing a little down and out. So we'll continue doing that all the way around, and now you can see how these guides start helping you with your design. There's always ways to build off what you've already done or make intricate designs within . So let's start with the first pedal that we made here, right here. We've already done a double design inside. So what I'm gonna do is let's just in here draw some lines coming out from the center, like so Okay. And we can do that all the way around in each pedal. I'm just using a gel pin here you can use, Um, just a regular ballpoint pen. You can use a marker if you want. I would suggest using something like a fine tip marker if you want. Um, because these are just exercises. What I would like you not to use is a pencil, because I don't want you to get in the habit of erasing something. If you don't like what you've done, because once you start creating these, you're not gonna go and do a pencil copy first and then go over with marker. You're gonna soon find out that that's way too much work. So get in the habit with working with your pen, and if you make mistakes, you will learn as you go along, how to fix them by adding more design or making that same mistake in other sections. So we've created a design in this pedal now with the additional kind of flower petal that we made here. What we're going to do is we're going to start scalloping that paddle. Okay, so you'll go all the way along and scallop all the edges. Okay, Now that we're done scalloping the edges, let's start building up the, uh, mandala a little bit more. So instead of going to the next, um, circle here, we're gonna skip right up to the second, the last circle, and we're going to do another lower petal. Shapes were coming down a bit and then out and you're going to connect to the tip of that last pedal. It's always easiest if you kind of make a dot where you want to start. If you start here, you're most likely more likely to make a mistake going too far or too short. So I would suggest when you're starting, just start from the top and work your way down. Continue that design all the way across your circles. No, because I'm creating a video. My paper is still and I'm working around have been doing this a long time, so it's easy enough for me to go around, but you'll find when you're doing it. You might want Teoh rotate your page as you go just to make it easier to get the the uniforms shapes. I'll show you that in the middle are in a minute. We're going to make a leaf design in the in the next section here, But this time what we're going to actually let's just make it simple. We're going to start, we're going to continue. So all these little points in between we're going to do a leaf shape, and we're just gonna come down in the center like so. So I'm gonna turn my page because it is easier to kind of turn the page and you're making the same motion every time. Okay. And we're going to actually turn these into leaves. So let's just start making a design coming up from the center and fanning out, just like so we will do that with all of them. It's owns like that same effect when you're doodling just kind of let yourself go. These are simply just guides, and you're working freely within Okay, so we're going to continue building up beads designs with these big pedals that we just put in. So one way of doing it, that is just double up the lines. So you're gonna have a space here where you can fill in. There's several ways that you can do this. You can, of course, go along and do every single pedal first. Or if you want, you can double up the line and then do a design within it. I like to do these little squiggles. You can do squiggles, you can do lines. So I'm going to just show you the different things that you can dio. Okay, just line it up and double up my lying here again. You can do circles within it. So with this Mandela, I'm just going to show you different ways to do it. And it's a good idea if you do the same just so you can get you know, a sense of different designs and patterns that you could do within the mandala. When you're creating a mandala, you could do it like this and do every double line differently, or you can do them all the scene. It's up to you. You can do it, zigs, egg. And when you're building the Mandela's, you're gonna have so many lines to pillion. So every row can literally be something different. We're going to double up this line, and I am going to do a squiggle again because I just love these squiggles. You can color them in solid, if you like, and then I'm gonna do circles in this one again to and look how that's beginning to develop . Okay, so there is a number of different ways to fill in these large pedals because the one thing with mandalas is you do not wanna have large spaces of just color or negative space. You want to fill that with design? When we get into some of our other lessons, I'm going to show you how to paint them and then do designs on top. Um, but here I just want to show you various designs and techniques. So let's, um, build off this one shape. Remember my poopsie. Let's build off this and double this lineup. Okay, let's go along and do that to all of them. This is a way to fill up the shapes or the space is to build off what is already existing. And then again, you conduce designs within it to break up that space. I'm just doing lines here again. You can do, you know, little squiggles, my favorite, or circles do try and goals, just like so. Okay, now, these little kind of half moon shapes that we did with the scalloped edge, Why don't we go along and just start doing little circle lines within it? So you're just doubling up all these lines. We're starting to build patterns within our shapes. Okay. And then, in thes the first shapes that we did around the edge, why don't we go and just do a circle within each shape? And if you want to build up that space even more, you can turn them into little flowers. Or you can color them in solid if you want. Like so, if you want, you can color the centers of each borrower's, and then I'm just gonna turn them into flowers. But you can just see that there's different ways to fill up that space. Okay, okay. So now in these little pedals in the center, we're going to add a teardrop in each one just to fill up some space. These are some simple designs that you can use to fill up space. And then from each teardrop, you can just make some of the lines coming down. And I'm not connecting the lines to anything. I'm just trying to fill up the space with some interesting lines. And as you can see their basic lines, I'm just using a combination of lines, squiggles and circles to develop design within this mandala. It's just depending on how you place them. And then within each teardrop you condone. Go ahead and either double it up or put a little dot Dots are a beautiful way to start creating space. Amanda List, too. So this shape that we doubled up within each of the petals, you can go ahead and put dots around each petal to start building up space like this. Okay, another thing that you can do is put lines with dots at the end. If you have bigger spaces that you want to fill up, still looks beautiful. Okay, so we can start by building up some more of this negative space. Now we did the scalloped edge on the outside But another thing that you can do is also put scalloped edges on the inside, just like so. Okay? And you could double up those scalloped edges just to build up the space. You can triple it up even to So So where are Leaf is here. We're going to start with one of these points, okay? And we are going Teoh, um, create another leaf. So we're going to come down and we're gonna end up about the middle of this leaf that's coming out here, and it's okay. Look at this one is a lot smaller than that one. I'm not worried about it because we're going to build up that space. Like I said, every single one is going. Teoh actually end up being different, unique and doesn't have to be perfect because we're going to fill these designs up with beautiful, um, line work that will give the illusion that it is a perfect mandala. Okay, so we've got a lot of space between these pedals, so let's build that up with this one. What I'm going to do is these little lines and circles that we did here, I'm going to use that same design but I'm going to do it opposite, So I'm gonna have the lines come down from the edge. And what we're gonna do is we're just gonna put, you know, circles on the end, and that's really going to fill up the space. So we're done with that. Look how beautiful our mandala is turning out. Now we can keep building on this mandala and building on this Mandalay. You can go as big as you want. You just follow the same technique. So I'm going to go in and I'm going to start filling up all these lines to So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to create another petal shape between the ones that I just did. And one of my other favorite designs that I love to use with Mitt Mandela's are swirls. So if you have, like a tip coming up here, it's really nice to just be like with us world. And you can use thes swirls, um, on the tips. But you can also use them in corners like this. Okay, coming up. So let's go ahead and just continue. I think my pen is running out of ink slowly, and then you can fill up all these little spaces here. You can do other swirls, or you can, you know, put some circles space. And then what I like to do up in these corners here is you can do like a little leaf shape . You can do a diamond shape if you want. You can dio a teardrop. There's lots of different ways to fill thes spaces up here just with different shapes, and you can always, you know, color in all the shapes. If you want any kind of negative space, do practice and you're really enjoying the Mandela that you're making, and you want to make it even more beautiful. Just switch pens get different color, you know, gel pens. I love gel pens. There's so many different colors of ink, and you can start, you know, filling in areas. This isn't a very good one for an example. With blue, it's pretty dark, but you can start filling in those designs with different colors. Okay, now, here. When we want a bit start building. You can leave your mandala this shape if you want, or you can start building some spaces in between. You can use these okay, and then you can build off them, making scalloped edges, just doubling up again. You can double up these lines and then do is some kind of design within it. You can do swirls in the inside of those to fill up the space. And then you can also just double up these lines to fill up this space. And you would just continue building off of it. You can create scallops here. You complete swirls if you want. Just whatever you know speaks to you. Whatever you want to create, just go for it and have fun and play. You could do designs with in your double lines like I showed you, and you will see how it starts building. So that insert mustn't on how to create designs and form your mantila. I hope you enjoyed it. We're going to move on to how to create designs like this on fabulous colored paper. So I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Mandalas On Craft Paper: So in this lesson, I'm gonna show you how you can use beautiful kraft paper, any kind of design that you have to make a interesting Mandela. Especially you just like doing it for therapeutic reasons. You can create a sketchbook, um, and just do mandala designs. So we're gonna be using this. Um, you nibble, Stig note white gel pin. So the first step is we're going to create a guide, and I'm not gonna sit here. And, um, have you watched me create the guide? But you will need your compass and your pencil, and you're going to use the same method I showed you to create your guy. When you're working on dark paper, you still will be able to see the pencil, but you might have to go a little bit darker. But after you're done, you're Mandela. You can go in and erase those pencil lines. Okay, so I have my guides in now, and you might be able to see them faintly. Let's see if I can get the light on their a little better. Okay, you can faintly see them. So we're going to do a different type of Mandela This timely Did a floral one when I was first showing you how to create the design. Well, this one we're going to do around one. So what I want you to do and this is gonna help when you're working on dark backgrounds, if you know you're just starting to do the man Dollar Design already did all my guides, but we're going to adjust. We're gonna put our white gel pin in the compass, and we are going to adjust it so that it is on the widest circle and where simply were just simply going. Teoh the's gel pens take a little time to warm up, but once they warm up, the ink will start coming up fluid. I'm also going to create another circle somewhere on the Mandela to work off. We're still gonna have some nice little pedals and things to work within the space. But we're actually going Teoh be building. So you're gonna visually see some circles within the Mandela and we're going to be working not as uniform, because I want to show you different ways that you can create mandalas with this Mandela. We were working within all the circles, but this one we're going to get a little more complicated. So now that you have your guides, we're going to start building our Mandela. You might need to put a little mark where your points are, where you're going to start, so you don't lose track. But we're going to start here starting at the bottom here, and we're going to create. We're gonna leave this space here. We're gonna work off, um, the two points that are on either side of this middle line. So what we're gonna do is we're going to create just a curved line down each side meeting, and then we're gonna go opposite, and we're going to do the same thing. So we're going to meet in the center here. So we have the same shape on either side and see how the white is just popping. So what I'm gonna do is turn my paper because we're going to do the exact same thing on these sides. So make sure you're starting. There is gonna be 1 30 degree mark between each. So we're going to create the same thing here, coming up and at the bottom. Now I have ah, line, um, guide right here between each and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna create three scallops between each. So between these designs, you're going to have some negative space being filled up. So it's almost like we're beginning Teoh create a compass effect. I'm just going to continue by building up the leaf shape that I created here with a scalloped edge. Okay, now I'm going to start creating between the two lines. Now, the idea is you don't want to create a leaf or petal shape to go right up to the circle. You want it, Teoh, Stop at one of the circles in between and that's how you're going to keep this design. So I've got a circle that is almost in the middle between these two circles, and that's where I'm going to create my leaf. I do not have a line running up and down, and neither will you. You'll have a line on either side. So what you're gonna do is use your just gonna kind of eyeball the center of it, and you will burn it right down to where the other to meet. You're going to do that on either side. So you're just filling up and I'm using the pedal shape a design within each of these negative spaces just like so right. And then we're going to do the same thing and just create a scalloped edge. So this is going to be a very ornate design because I am using so many scalloped edges. So now we can start creating some works within the circle. Now, I have another circle here, and I think what I'm gonna do is put my job pending my compass. So always have that on hand. And if you don't have a lying a circle here, that's fine. You can create a new one, but I'm just going to create a circle leaving about 1/4 inch gap. I'm not trying to get into numbers, but it just if you guys are curious, just a little bit of a space and then I could take my pen out. And then what we can do is just add, um, design within that space just so we keep that circle motif and I'm going to do my little squiggles to fill that space, and then we're going to start working in these spaces. So one of the things I haven't talked about yet and we're going to do on this one is like a reverse leaf. So where your guides are here in between, we're going to create the same pedal sheet shape. But the tip of it is going to they're gonna butt up against each other. So we're going to create this design like so on upside down leaf. And we're going to do that all the way around. Hey, you don't always have toe make it bloom off the center. You can use the justice well, and then I am going to double up this space. But I'm gonna have it a little wider at the base coming thinner. So let's go ahead and do that. And then you can work within these designs. I'm just going to do this squiggle again here. And don't be afraid to try a different design. I'm a little bit of addicted to the squiggle. But if you want to pull it stripes or circles triangles, go ahead and be creative. Now let's start working within thes petal shapes. There's so much space here, so I want to create another pedal within the paddle to break it up. So go ahead and do that. Perhaps. And then once we've done that, we could do one of those and 1/2 moons that I was telling you about in between. Huge. Okay. And then what we'll do is from talking about when I was telling you about these corners. Actually, let's let's do, um, the backwards scallop coming up the lines to feel a little bit of the space first. Okay, now that we've got thes double lines within each, we can go ahead and start working with this space here. So I'm just gonna do a little an extra little leaf shaped between each just to fill that space. Nice thing about working with Kraft paper is you've got some texture and design behind. So it is going to make your mandala that much more interesting. Okay? And then I'm going to do a little swirl coming off each of those leaves. Just like so. Almost gonna look like a little relief bloodily see how easy and quick it was to fill up those spaces. And then, if you want, you can go ahead and leave the big circle. But I like the more design that you can put within the space, the more interesting your Mandela is gonna be, and then I'm just gonna add some lines to the outer outline, and then we can start working with these lines on the outside. So we're going to start doubling up the lines here to create some more optical illusion within these spaces. And then I am going to put some stripes between each of the spaces that I just created. This would be the perfect opportunity for you to practice your design work and look back at the lesson where we did line design and try different things like dots and triangles or whatever you enjoy. And then I want to create, um, groups, some organic movement in here. But before I do that, let's go ahead and double up the first lines that we did just by creating a line will make this a little bigger. So now we're gonna fill up these spaces, and I'm going to use some swirls. I love swirls for these corners. It's a great way to fill it up. It's organic and it's fluid. They're just great for fillers. Um, you can go ahead and practice and try other things to you can do little like paisley shapes or teardrop circles. There is so many different things that you can dio, um, I can't do videos for 10,000 mandalas. So I'm just trying to share with you some of the things that I use, but you're definitely not limited. I'm also going to go in and fill in these spaces here as well. And again, you don't need to be doing the stripes like me. I do tend to use the same kind of designs over and over. But you can also just fill in the space with a solid white if you want some white thicker lines or you can just leave it blank. Teoh, and also where wherever we have scallops, you can always put little dots in it or color the man as well. There really is an unlimited amount of possibilities. Now we're done, and we are going to start working in these spaces and adding some organic movement. So let's start, um, by creating some leaf shapes that are coming down from each corner. So off each peak we're going to create a leave, and then we're just gonna at some beans in there, and we'll do that Teoh every corner. So I've got one there. We're gonna move to our next one and our belief there at a leaf there. So there's four peaks that were Adam leaves too. We're just turning our paper 45 degrees each time off each of those leaves. Let's create some swirls and then in between each swirl will do its here Drop with a little docked. Okay, let's do it again Over here. So a swirl off the tip a swirl off the tip A teardrop whips we made teardrop and adopt So we'll turn 45 degrees swirl of the tip swirl off the tip teardrop in adopt. Okay, now, within thes that I'll upside down pedals. We're going to create that half moon that I was talking about and then we're going Teoh scallop that we're gonna do that in the center of each. So once you've finished doing around of the flowers were going to double up each flower, do that all the way around, and then we're just gonna triple them. We're just gonna keep multiplying the flower all the way until you get to that outer circle and let's do a little teardrop in the middle of each of those half moons here. So there's one Chu, uh, three. And for and then on the remainder of the negative space here, I just want you to do some stripes that follow the curve of your outer circle. The now we're going to start filling in the negative space in the section here with a teardrop, and then we'll do swirls coming down at a little dot in the middle just to fill up that space. Continue doing that all the way around. Then when you're done with that, we're just gonna add a little possesses by putting some little dots in the scallops that form around that center circle. If you want, you can also just color these in the only space that we have left. Now are these gaps in the center. So this is where mandalas gets so interesting. You can really leave it if you like the look, or you can fill it up with more swirls. Or, if you want to put, you know, a circle in each one, you could go ahead and do that. It all depends on what you prefer and just trying something different. So you can, you know, turn those into little flowers. If you don't want as much purple showing, you can put dots around them. So I'm just basically showing you all the different things that you can do and how the development changes every time you add more detail and see how these white gel pens are wonderful takes a little bit to get them going. But once you start working with, um, that just flows right out. So what's nice about this is you have a really unique kind of doughnut, Mandela, if you want to leave it like this, if you don't like it like this, you can certainly fill up the center. But another nice thing that you can dio is almost create a mandala within a Mandela. So let me show you how you can do that. Stick your pen back into the compass and just create another circle within the center. Okay? And then you can build off this and just create a little Mandela in the center that's floating and you can create some little little flower. If you want in the middle, maybe add a little squirrel in the center of each. You want to get some designs there or polka dots. It really does not matter what you dio. I'm just gonna put a dot in these ones, and you can see how you can have this little Mandela kind of floating in the center, which is really pretty and something different that you don't see every day or you can. Also, if you don't like it, you can add stripes or fill up the center if you want, So I can do that just to show you how the look would change if you did Philip the center just simply by putting stripes I mean these Mandela's Kenly really transform into so many different things. If you would just still allow them Teoh and you just go with whatever you're feeling. And however you want the Mandela toe look, you can also do something along the edge if you want, or just leave it nice and round like I'm going to dio. So that's how you create Mandela's on top of, um, colored or patterned or textures textured craft papers. And I'm just using a wife gel pin to show you that, but you can create, even if you had, say, a piece of paper like this that has a wood green. You might want to do, like a black man dollar on it or pain to Mandela, and we're going to get into that in our next lesson. So join me in the next lesson and I'll show you how you can incorporate paint and how to paint a mandala. 7. Color Block Mandala: in this lesson, we're gonna learn how to color block a Mandela. The technique is quite simple. We're going to use some paint to color the background up the Mandela, and then we're going to use the techniques you've learned in the previous video to do your mandala design. So for this lesson, you're going to need a couple tubes of acrylic paint. Amusing Blick brand You can use anywhere in that you have on hand. Grab a couple colors. I'm just using three thes air, the colors I'm using. Orange, medium, blue, red, medium and green blue deep. If you're interested, have a couple pre brushes on hand. I've got a flat tip and around tip. Just used whatever you're most comfortable with using, but you want to make sure it's small enough so that you can paint within the shapes and getting those corners. So we're gonna begin. Get a piece of watercolor paper and you're going to begin by drawing your guidelines just like we've done in all the other previous lessons. So for this particular Mandela, I'm going to create four rings. You're going to use the same 30 degree angle guidelines within those rings, so go ahead and prepare your guideline. So once you're done, your guidelines were going to begin by creating just the large shapes of the Mandela. We're not doing any designs within. So what we're basically doing is preparing almost like a coloring sheet. And once we're done doing all these big guidelines were going to actually paint the shapes . So here I've created four pedals and you're leaving 1 30 degree angle between each. So once you're done that go up to the third ring. It's a second toe last, and we're going to do leaf shape between each petal. Go ahead and continue doing that all the way around. I made a little poopsie there, so I just erased it. As you can begin to see, we're working in groups of four here, So I'm going to go right up to the last ring, the fifth ring or sorry, the 4th 4th ring, and we're going todo for large pedals coming down. As you can see, it's almost beginning to take the shape of a point Ceta. So we're going to create some more petals between the four that we just did and just follow what I'm doing on the screen here again. You're just going to the very loss ring, The fourth ring, and you're going to concur. Complete your flower shape Now that you're done, your flower shape were actually going to start getting some paint in. We're going, Teoh, get a little bit of paint on our palette or whatever you're using to mix your paint. You could use the pie plate. Um, just, you know, on old Tupperware, whatever you've got. So you're gonna put a little bit of each color, and we're gonna work one color at a time. So I'm going to start with my red, get a little bit of paint on my brush and select. Which leaves you'd like to start with that color. Your colors might not be the same as mine, which is okay, but we're going Teoh paint all the sets of leaves the same color. So we're again. We're working in groups of four. So I'm starting with the outer pedals at this point. Once you're done with your first color, you can move on to your second color. I'm using the orange here, so I'm beginning by painting the set of four leaves in the center that overlap the red. And once I'm done that I'm going to move to the the leaves that are between the red ones or the pedals. Now that I'm done with the orange, I'm going to move to my final color, and I'm going to fill in all the spaces that are white. Now don't be afraid. If you want to use another color on the outside, you can switch. Or you can always go back to a color that you previously used to. It's all going to depend on how big your mandala is and how many blocks you have to color in. So I finished the inner petals. Now I'm doing the outer circle, so we're going to the next step, and you want to make sure that your Mandela is completely dry. Before you start doing this, grab your white gel pen and you're going to begin by just outlining all your shapes with the white gel pen. My gel pen needs a little bit of time to warm up here. As you can see, the ink isn't flowing out nicely in the beginning, but it'll start working now that we're done outlining everything we're going to start creating some designs. Here is one design that I haven't shown you get. You can do a straight line up the center of any leaf or petal and just do stripes on one side. It will give you a little bit of movement so you can follow the designs that I'm doing here . Or you can play around and create your own. And you're just going to continue building up each pedal with all kinds of design. The more design that you have in these color spaces. Ah, the more intricate year Mandela is going to be. So I'm gonna let you watch and see how I create this one you can follow along or you know you're free to practice your designs, Um, with some of the knowledge that I've giving you in the last lessons. So good luck. And I can't wait to see your mandalas at the end. Please post them 8. Painting Mandalas: in this lesson, we're gonna learn how to paint Mandela's to begin this lesson. You want to make sure you have your guidelines prepared on your watercolor paper again. I've done of five rings are sorry. I've done four rings and again 30 degree increments of four are guidelines. So prepare your paper and select whatever color pain that you would like to use. I'm using Coral, Oakar and Amoss screen, but feel free to pick your three favorite color starting with your first color. We're going to begin at the very top and we're just going to It's almost like we're drawing with the paintbrush. So I'm starting with the outer circle and I'm just gonna begin by doing some flower petals . Continue doing this all the way around. We're gonna be working one color at a time, using the same color. We're gonna work from the fourth ring, and we're going to create some petal shapes going down to the second ring, and we're going to continue doing that all the way around. So you have almost like a, um, starfruit shape. So at this point, you want to rinse your brush and get your second color on What we're gonna do is just mimic the shape that we just did. So we're doubling up the lines and we're creating another starfruit shape down to the first ring again. You're simply just pretending your paintbrush is your gel pen and you're going to be doing the same thing. But this time we're using color. I'm filling in the big shapes with little dots. So just out a little pink to your brush and dab between those lines gonna start filling up some of the spaces. Now we're going to create shapes within the large pedals, the outer pedals that we did. And I'm still using my coral pink. So continue doing that all the way around your Manda. Go ahead and rinse your brush. We're gonna get our third cholera on. In this case, I am using my moss green. We're gonna create these little leaf shapes between each of the large odor pedals and then I'm gonna do solid creen pedals in the centre flower. We're gonna do some little shapes between each of the larger pedals and just fill them in. Now I'm gonna turn these odor leafs actually in tow leave. So I'm just gonna draw a couple veins coming up the leaves and I'm gonna switch paint colors again. I'm gonna take my yellow Oakar, and I'm going to get some designs in between my double lines. I'm just using some little lines. In this case, there's so many different ways that you can create these painted Mandela's. You could actually paint thes lines in a solid color, and you can go over some areas with gel pens as well. So don't be afraid to use mixed media. Once you've learned all the techniques that I'm showing you, you can really merge them all together. So now I'm going to switch back to my pink. I'm just gonna add a little bit of pink on top of the green little dots and then almost do rays of sun off those green half circles. In between the pedals, you can do dots. You can do longer lines if you want. You really have to leave it up to your imagination. I'm adding some little petal shapes to the points, and then I'm going to switch back to my yellow paint here, and I'm going to do some more designs. But then these pedals and you're going to continue switching your paint colors back and forth, just depending on what colors you'd like to use it between. There's no right. There's no wrong. Just go with whatever colors or designs that you like. So now I'm gonna work on the outer negative space, and I'm going to add some little swirls on each side of these leaves. I'm just using some lines to fill up space is, and then I'm gonna finish off with a little more pink around the outside. Once you're done and all your painters dry, make sure your pain is completely dry. You can go ahead and erase all the pencil lines. And here's the finished product. I hope you enjoyed this lesson, and you can try this technique with many different colors and lots of different designs. Good luck. Be sure to share your work with me. 9. Painted Background: in this lesson. I'm gonna teach you how to paint my favorite background for these mandalas. I just have a 7.5 by 7.5 piece of watercolor paper here, and I'm going to be using some pain again. You can use any color that you have on hand. I've got three different colors here, and that one's brand new. It's not even open yet, but I'm just gonna put a little bit of paint on my palette. I'm just using a couple different colors here. This one is brand new. I'm just going to take a little bit cause I'm actually gonna water it down. Now. I know I keep referencing to my past classes. If you have taken any my previous classes, you will Certainly no, um, one of my painting techniques, How Water down my acrylic panes to get a wash, and we're gonna do a very washing background. So I am just watering down these pains, so it's almost like a water colored texture. It's gonna be very water. You have a little too much painting here, but I can just water down my brush as I go. You really don't need a lot of pain. I did get a little too much in here, but it's all good. I'll use it for something else after. Okay, So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna get my piece of paper here. I always start with the lightest colors. Now, there's different ways that you can do this. You can wet your paper first, or you can just apply really washy pain. So I'm randomly taken some of these colors. Sometimes I'll dip my paint in the brush just to get a little of the our sorry dip my brush in water just to get it a little water down. But I'm just kind of smashing in the pain here. I'm gonna grab my periwinkle blue and get a little bit of this. And there. So this is a really nice background toe work on if you want to do mandalas overact. So I'm getting some of that blue in there, and then I'll get my, uh, deep pink get a little bit of this. Now I'm leaving some areas white, which is going to be really pretty for the background. And then sometimes I'll take a little paint on my brush and add some specs just for interest, and it's very subtle, and it's very simple. If you want a little more color, you can always go in and out of a little more color as well. But it's as easy as that. So what you're gonna do is just let this dry, and when you're done, when it's all dry, we can create a mandala over it. Let me just get you more flex, maybe a blue over here, and then I'll show you once it's dry, how we're going to create a flower style mandala on top of this. I also want you to keep in mind that you can do this kind of technique on any surface. It doesn't have to be paper, so if you want to create a mandala and do a background, you can work on campus. I've done plenty mandalas on canvas, so all you have to do is paint your favorite background. It could be a solid color, a washed, but one thing I will let you know to keep in mind is water down your paint before you paint on the canvas. If here canvas, you get a lot of thick paint on your canvas. You're gonna have a hard time with your gel pen so you might have to move to permanent markers. Or you can use thes kind of oil paint markers that will work great on a thicker surface. For those of you that are interested in the colors that I've used for this background, I'm using my Blick paints amusing deep pink, blue violet light and AM a fist. Now you don't have to use these colors. You can choose or select any three of your favorite colors to work and create this. But I know sometimes people wonder what colors that I use and these air the colors that I've used today. Okay, so now that our background is completely dry, want to make sure it's dry? If you need to speed up the process, you can use a hairdryer. That's my secret air dryer. I don't always have the magic of the camera, just a fast forward into the future, so I used hair jars to speed up the process. Uh, I already went ahead and drew my guides. I think that you've seen me draw draw enough guides that you're comfortable doing it on your own if you're not, you can always go back to the lesson in the beginning, where I show you how to draw your guides. You're just using this every time you do. Amanda. What? You're going to create your guides? Uh, use a light pencil so that you can just erase it after. And then I'm using a black you nibble Joe pin. So we're going to actually create a flower of Mandela. There's so many different ways that you can create these Mandela's. But I want to show you just a different type of Mandela that I haven't shown you yet. So I have 12345 rings. This will. I'm just gonna take the top off and keeps slipping. You can create this with abundant amount of ratings. You just can keep building on the pattern. But just so if you want to do something similar, it's five rings. We're going to start in the center and we're going to go up to the second ring here. So we're going from point two point and within each section, we're going to just do 1/2 um, moon like this and we're going to do the same thing here. Okay, this is going to get tricky. I don't want you guys to get lost here, but we're really just working in these spaces. I'm going to keep turning my paper, but we're going from the center to the outer point center to the outer point. So we're gonna have this, and it's going to kind of look like a pin will here. And then what we're gonna do is we're gonna take that point, and we're just gonna come down in, connect it to the next piece, like so Okay. And then what we're gonna do on the next one is we are going to actually go from the top here all the way. Teoh each point. So we're gonna do a lineup, like so Now we're not doing this same repetitive pattern here. We're actually just going to connect it. So we're leaving a space in between. Okay, so let's do that here all the way up, okay? And then what we're gonna do in these spaces is you're gonna have, um So it's like one to the third ring up here. We're just going to do a little kind of half man in between each like so and then what we're gonna do is we're going to double up that line all the way around. You're just gonna try to make sure they're they're, you know, equal distance apart. But everyone's going to be a little bit different, and then we're going to do three scallops in the center of each. So 123 is from thes points here on each side of the scallop to the center. We're going to actually put another pedal like so. So now you can see your flower forming. So now that you're done, your basic flower shape, what we're going to dio is we're just gonna go in and start putting a lot of detail within this flower. So I'm going to speed up the video a little bit, and then you can just watch along and see how I start developing this flower. But we're going to keep this shapes, and we're not gonna be building flower up any beggar. - And so once you've completed your design, you can go ahead and just erase the pencil lines, and it says, easy as that. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. I encourage everybody to go to the next lesson to get your instructions for your final project. 10. Final Project: congratulations on completing my course on Mandala design. I'm going to show you a series of images that I created. So, for your final project, what I would like you to do is use thes as inspiration so that you can create your own piece of artwork. I'd like to use thes as examples so that you can open the George possibilities and create your own designs. I've used various backgrounds and also surfaces in these images. And you'll also notice that in some of them I've actually taken numerous mandalas and put them together. So the possibilities are endless, and everybody's is gonna be very unique. So take all the techniques that you've learned in this course and apply them to your final project. Create a wonderful piece of art that you can call your own. Make it as unique as you want. Don't be afraid to use numerous media and make it a multi media project. You can even incorporate some other elements if you'd like. I really hope these images give you inspiration and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Please be sure to share your final project, and I'm very excited that you've joined me in this class and I hope you've learned, Ah, brand new technique that you can incorporate in your own artwork.