Rainbow Mandala: Basics of Mandala Drawing | Prasun Balasubramaniam | Skillshare

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Welcome to my class

    • 2. What is Mandala?

    • 3. Art Supplies

    • 4. Mandala Grid Making

    • 5. Warming Up: Basic Patterns

    • 6. Final Project: Mandala Drawing

    • 7. Final Project: Mandala Colouring

    • 8. Conclusion

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About This Class

Hey there. Welcome to my first skillshare class. In this class you will be learning step by step process of basic mandala drawing.

The steps include: 

1. Grid Making

2. Practicing basic patterns

3. Mandala drawing on grid

4. Mandala colouring 

By the end of the class you will have one beautifully bold coloured Mandala of your own. It's a stress relieving and meditative class for anyone who enjoys mandala drawing. 


Meet Your Teacher

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Prasun Balasubramaniam

Prasun Fine Arts | Mandala & Doodle Art


Hey there! I am Prasun Balasubramaniam, also known as Prasun Fine Arts on Instagram. I am a full time passionate artist, educator and entrepreneur based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India. I love doodling and drawing mandalas on different mediums using different supplies. 

I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil and learnt about mandala in the past 5 years when I was going through depression in 2016. Mandala drawing gave me peace and was my escape to the daily hustle of life. I pursued my Engineering and was working as a research scholar until 2018 when I gave up my masters and my job to be a full time artist.

My passion for teaching developed when I started taking workshops in 2016. I am constantly learning new things as I conduct worksho... See full profile

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1. Welcome to my class: Hi, guys. This is Doesn't anyone know me? Online as personal finance today I'm introducing you. You don't have to know the basic skills off drawing for this class and I'll be helping you out from the start to the end. You understanding the basics off model agreed. Making patterning on will also be working on your own final. You will be creating a rainbow. Mandela has your class project You can check out and follow me on my scripture page to know more about me and mandolin and also let countries updates about my new classes. Also follow me on Instagram to check my daily words I am so excited to share my first girl check loss with you 2. What is Mandala?: Now, many of you might be wondering what is a London Monday s a sacred pieces of artwork which I used to evoke healing, spiritually development and meditation. It can be understood in two different ways externally, as visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices that take place in many ancient traditions, including meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism. The belief is backed by entering the mandala. On proceeding towards the center, you are guided to the cosmic process off transforming the universe from one off the suffering in tow, one off joy and have the word mandala means sacred circle and his drive from the world. Monday, which means container room essence. This circle or container of essence a center represent wholeness, health connection, unity, harmony on the cycle of life. It is also said to symbolise being one but like going with the flow and reflecting inwards . Mandalas also contain geometrical patterns which reflect and represent the geometry of the entire universe. They usually have a focal point in the center, which is known as the seed on starting point to the creation off the Mandela on all of life . Now let's start practicing our own Monday 3. Art Supplies: in this trip, we're going to look into different, easily available at supplies needed for I'm going to be using Brewster watercolor people off 300 GSM for my Monday, a microchip pensa and a news, a compass and a protector for the grid along, Say skin. I'm using my wrist refined liner in a set of six for my drawing these pens and water, and it's much They come in different sizes and are very user friendly. As I want to paint a rainbow mandala, I'll be using my waterproof freshman's by Bristol for coloring. These has a different supplies needed for the final Monday. I can't read to start drawing my remind. You love it, too. 4. Mandala Grid Making: in this video, we will lob so on how to create a mandala grid For a technically and symmetrically perfect Monday, Our first step is to measure the length of the paper and Martha CenterPoint. This step is carried out to find the midpoint off the complete People using the center point make a straight vertical line. Now measure the water line. And Marcus CenterPoint. We had no measure the midpoint off the whole Sophie's we would be working on next step will be using a protector to mark angular divisions after every 15 degrees. 15 30 45 16 75 90. Answer one. No using the skin, I'm going to join the midpoint with all the 15 degree points on extended to the border, - we have now got a great lights. Next, we will be using a compass to draw concentric circles with midpoint as a center point of the service. There is no specific measurements for the circles. You can just draw them after every small distance. So now, after it is ready on this screen, become our patterns for the mandala before using the great we belong basic patterning in an extent 5. Warming Up: Basic Patterns: in this step, you're going to practice some basic patterns to get used to the pain, trolling and get a grip on some bad to practice patterns. I'm making use off grid sheets and my Brewster find liner off size 0.3. You can also use a full size people If you do not have spreadsheets. We start with the most common and easy pattern observed to be agile and try Joseph. Try to draw the battle in a single stroke or go so as to get a need. But this pattern has double. Cols at both sides, and it's different from the one bedroom before. After trying some basic batters, we long want to some complex battles. This is a really beautiful bad. This looks like a peacock and pieces each other. I don't have a complex pattern where it almost combines the first of the thought patterns. Be a rideable. I mostly used nature as a guide for most of my patterns and us this pattern is inspired from a lotus. It's also nice to take a break from the ghosts and try some lines like these as one off your patterns . - Using these basic patterns ever not create a mandala on. That will be an extent 6. Final Project: Mandala Drawing: in this video, we're going to begin with Manila. Join on. We're going to look into how to start patterning integrate symmetrically. I'm going to be using my already created grid on my 0.3 and 0.2 lips. Eyes byline. For this particular Monday, you can see many boxes in this crude off different sizes. These boxes will be used to draw each patterns so as to obtain in same sizes. We start by creating a base for a patterning by tracing the smallest circle in the center. As explained, you can see the tiny boxes, which has to be filled with one pattern in each box. For the first pattern, we'll need a single goal in a single books. For our next to sign, we will be going for two boxes for one pattern again. Oh, you will be going for two boxes. One pattern. It starts from wanted to the other in the next Leo the battle. Instead of starting from the job, we'll be starting from the middle. There'll be some gap between the two patterns now to cover the gap, I'll be creating a go between the two patents, giving us two different partners for one blue, we'll be moving to some type of patents. Make sure that all your pardon stay connected. - Let's try something simpler. Yeah, you. Now I'm coming, This peace within easy pattern. It's time for my favorite pattern. This is the pickle ship pattern on. It will be facing each other. Alternatively, we have to. Malia's lived on for them. I'll be using the same repetitive patterns in a different way. - Once you're done with the okay, Patton, we will fill them with some intricate patterns to give Amanda more delegate. Look for the intricate details. I'll be using my zero point to nip size Brewster final. I know this has a very fine tip and works perfect. I prefer giving a second Oakland to almost all my patterns so as to give them a need finish . Try to slowly copy my patterns with the steady, the slower you work, the stadia patterns you get way. - Once he's done with the minute details off your mandolin, you were ready to color your work into a beautiful ring 7. Final Project: Mandala Colouring: in this video, we will not work on coloring Amanda into beautiful shades off Firstly, before he started coloring river is the grid marks so as to have our need. Perfect. Monday we'll be using a prostrate passions which comes in shades off. Why it into a blue, green, yellow, orange and red. The shades can be easily remembered as I prefer. Starting with the light is shed to give the president effect. Roman, The key to read calorie is maintaining alternative as it is her first color of green. We will not alternatively used those sheets off to get our movement way. - You slow and steady coloring will give you proper and need to come. This process of coming is not only beautiful but insanely terrible tick. This process is highly meditative and stressful. You, by this way of coloring you are already with your beautiful and bold green. Try this out yourself 8. Conclusion: Once you're done with your coloring, your mandala is ready. You can use any color you like, and it's not necessary to go with the rainbow. Collins. I hope you enjoyed the class and we're able to create a beautiful mandala used a And if you did, I would really appreciate if you could write a class review and let me know your feet. You can also share your class projects with me on Instagram and also inscription, I would love to see what you preach. - I will see you soon in my next can shake loss until them keep experimenting and keep creating . Do not forget to enjoy the process and not worry about the incense.