How to draw a basic flower mandala

this is the image of a very simple flower mandala

I remember when I first discovered the beautiful Mandala Art. I was out alone in a beautiful cabin, in the woods, coloring. And as I was turning the pages of the adult coloring book I had, I wondered about the drawing technique. I couldn’t wait to be back home to start experimenting.
Youtube helped me a lot as I found a number of tutorials that were useful to me. But what helped me be who I am today is the daily practice. Mandala art became my life, became the breath I take every morning.

I started this blog a few months ago, with the beginning of confinement. During the lockdown, I couldn’t proceed with my weekly meditative art workshops. So I thought it’s a good idea to stay in touch with my followers and my students. And what better way to do that than through free tutorials. So I started my YouTube channel and my blog. 

The design I have prepared for you today is a simple yet very beautiful Mandala design. As they say in french ” C’est dans la simplicité que se trouve la beauté”.
This design is perfect for beginners as the Mandala grid is simple, made with only 4 different circles, and the grid sections are wide and the shapes chosen are easy.

Few things to keep in mind when drawing a Mandala:

  1. A mandala consists of a number of circles organized around one center
  2. Always start drawing from the center out.
  3. Finish each line before passing to another row.
  4. Always have a compass, a protractor, a pencil, a ruler and a fine drawing pen by your side.

This simple Mandala tutorial has seven easy steps.
But before heading to the steps let’s start by tracing a mandala grid.

this is the image of a mandala grid with boxes of detailed measures: 30 degrees, 2 cm radius, 4 cm radius, 6 cm radius, 8 cm radius.

Mandala grid measures: 4 different circles ( 2, 4, 6, and 8 cm radius circles) Gridlines angle: 30 degrees

Step 1:

Inside the first circle, trace one double pointed tear drop on each 2 grid sections

Step 2:

In this step, you will trance petals on each 2 grid sections. Starting from one side of the double pointed tear drop (step 1), trace a petal that reaches the outline of the 4 cm circle.

Step 3:

Repeat step 2. The only difference is that the petal's summit will reach the outline of the 6 cm radius circle.

Step 4:

Repeat step 3, this time extending the petal towards the outline of the last circle (8 cm radius)

Step 5:

Trace a small tear drop between the petals, reaching the outline of the second circles

Step 6:

Trace a tear drop, above the tear drop drawn in step 5, reaching the outline of the 6 cm radius circle

Step 7:

Trace a petal, above the previous tear drops, in the space extended between the 2nd and the 4th circle outline

After you have traced this beautiful simple Mandala you can color it. If you need a few tips and tricks on how to color a Mandala you can check these couple of videos that I will share with you.

How to draw Mandala for Beginners | step by step | doodle art | Art Lesson 12

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