Mandala Magic: Create Your Own Starburst Mandala

Wendy Brookshire, Artist, Designer and Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Mandala Intro

      1:29
    • 2. Materials

      5:58
    • 3. WarmUpSquare

      3:16
    • 4. WarmUpCircles

      13:02
    • 5. WarmUpStarburst

      12:01
    • 6. DrawPt1

      4:09
    • 7. DrawPt2

      10:36
    • 8. DrawPt3

      11:27
    • 9. Inking

      3:38
    • 10. Color

      9:39
    • 11. Painting

      4:06

About This Class

The word mandala loosely translates to “circle”. Traditional mandalas are beautiful symbols that represent the universe and the circle of life. Making a mandala is a very individual process, and there are countless approaches to their creation.

This class will cover my process of creating these mandalas. The method we’ll be using for creating these mandalas is entirely by hand, so the supplies you need are simple and readily available. In our warm-up exercises, I’ll be walking you through some easy methods for drawing geometric shapes, which we’ll use in our final artwork.

For this beginner class I’ll be drawing the entire mandala for you to follow along with me, but you are free to experiment and use these techniques to create your own patterns. After our artwork is drawn, I will be reviewing some color concepts and giving you tips on how to create a beautiful color palette to apply to your mandala.  No real experience is needed, just some familiarity with using rulers and measurements, simple tools like a compass, and your favorite coloring medium.

At the conclusion of the class, you’ll end up with a unique piece of hand drawn art that’s ready for you to frame, give as a gift, or even sell. I hope you enjoy this class and leave with a new art-making technique to add to your creative arsenal!