How to draw a wolf mandala and a watercolor background

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala in the back and watercolor background

This tutorial includes both a mandala and a zentangle.

What is the difference between the two?

A mandala, a word that means circle or universe in the Sanskrit language, represents a number of circles organized around the same center. In these circles, we reproduce symmetrical patterns while respecting the lines of a circle. A zentangle represents a well-defined shape in which we have doodled. The patterns in a zentangle can be randomly drawn, not necessarily symmetrical, and definitely not repeated in a circular movement.

All Mandalas are circular when zentangle can take any desired shape from geometrical shapes to animals.

So in this tutorial, we have a zentangle wolf and a moon mandala. Therefore, you will be able to learn both techniques. In addition to that, I have added a beautiful watercolor background to give the wolf a strong rise. To see how the background was made check the video at the bottom of this post.

Materials Needed

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  • A4 white cardboard
  • Compass with a pencil
  • Compass with a black pen
  • Protractor
  • Eraser
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • 0.8 black drawing pen
  • 0.2 black drawing pen

Directions

The Zentangle Wolf

Step one:

Trace the outline of the wolf as shown in the illustration below using a 0.8 black drawing pen.

this is the outline of a wolf

Step two:

Decorate the inside of the wolf as shown in the illustration below using a 0.2 black drawing pen.

this is the image of a wolf zentangle

The moon mandala

Step one:

Get a compass in which you can install a black drawing pen. In this compass, I have used the Stabilo fine 88.

this is the image of a wolf zentangle with a compass

Step two:

Draw the circles of the mandala grid using the compass shown above. The center of the circles is the opening of the wolf’s mouth.The radiuses are: 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm, 7 cm, 7.5 cm, 8 cm and 9 cm.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step three:

Trace the grid lines of the mandala separated by 10 degrees.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step four: 

Draw a pointed petal on every 2 grid section.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step five: 

Inside the pointed petal, draw a swirl at the bottom of each. Then between every two pointed petals draw a teardrop. 

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step six: 

On the next row, draw one arc petal on each grid section.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step seven: 

In the space between the 3rd and 4th circle, draw a pointed petal on each 2 grid sections.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step eight:

Fill each pointed petal with arcs from big to small. Color the blank spaces in black.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step nine:

Draw a teardrop between every 2 pointed petals.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step ten:

On the next row, draw one swirl in each grid section.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Step eleven:

Retrace the grid lines in the space between the two last circles.

this is the image of a wolf with a mandala behind it

Video Tutorial

How to draw a Wolf Mandala & Paint a watercolor background /Beginners/ Animal Zentangle#8 /

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