Do you like birds? I love them and I consider them a source of positive energy. I remember back when I was at school, the teacher asked us to write an essay about a person or a living creature that inspires us. I chose to write about the bird and the sense of freedom it gives me when I look at it.
In this drawing, I chose to add a bird to my mandalas to give them a sense of positivity and freedom.
This tutorial offers you the know-how of drawing two mandalas, a front mandala, and a backward mandala. The measures of the mandala grids are different and the style of each mandala is also different.
If you are new to mandala art allow me to explain to you the importance of practicing this art daily or at least a few times a week.
As you know, expressing ourselves helps reduce the toxins produced in our bodies from negative events. And there are many forms of expressions besides talking, such as singing, dancing, exercising, drawing, and coloring.
Meditative arts hold within a wide number of beautiful and easy arts that allow every person to practice.
One of these arts is Mandala art. Drawing a mandala was first created by Buddha as a form of meditation. And the circular shape of a Mandala was inspired by the universe and the word Mandala means, in the Sanskrit language, circle or universe. Drawing a Mandala helps you concentrate and forbid your brain from wandering to negative places.
- A4 cardboard
- 02 black drawing pen
- 08 black drawing pen
- Colored Stabilo fine 88
1- Take the third of your paper vertically. Then take the center of that third and place a mark to use it as the center of the circles.
2- Draw a Mandala grid with the following measures: Trace six circles with the following radiuses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 cm. Trace grid lines separated by 10 degrees.
3-Starting from the center of the grid, retrace the outline of the center circle and keep it empty. On the second row, trace a regular petal on each two grid sections.
4- Complete your mandala by drawing on the next row a regular petal on each two grid sections. Each petal should start from the top of one petal and end at the summit of the next.
5-Repeat the previous step on the 4th row.
6- Now, to complete this front Mandala, repeat the regular petal drawing process but this time by extending the petals on the last two rows.
7- Now start decorating these last petals by tracing a leaf pattern in each by drawing a line in the center of each petal and diagonal stripes from each side.
8- Using red, fuchsia, and orange, trace a curved line on one side of each petal as shown in the picture below.
11- On top of this flower mandala, draw the bird and decorate it with beautiful blue and black patterns. Check the video shared below to see how to draw the bird.
12- Take the line between the two petals below the bird’s abdomen as the center of the next mandala grid. Now trace a mandala grid with the following radiuses: 2,4, 6, 6.5, 7, 8.5, and 9 cm.
13- In the center circle draw one petal on each grid section. Please note, that this mandala is supposed to be behind the first mandala, so the patterns should not cross over the first mandala. Retrace the outline of the center circle of this mandala. Color the blank space in black and fill the inside of the petals with stippling.
14- On the next row draw one arc petal on each grid section.
15- Next, draw one regular petal above each arc petal and fill it with arcs, and color the blank space in black.
16- Between every 2 petals draw a teardrop and mark a point on top of each, and retrace the outline of the circle.
17- Now on the next row, trace one regular petal on each two grid sections. Then fill the inside with teardrops, and color the blank spaces with black.
18- Retrace the outline of the two close circles, and draw little circles between the two lines.
19- Trace in each grid section one half regular petal and decorate its top. Retrace the outline of that last circle.
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