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This is a mandala sun and zentangle rainbow.
What is the difference between mandala and zentangle?
A mandala is composed of a number of circles organized around the same center. As for the zentangle, it is a well-defined shape, such as a circle, a square, an animal, etc, that is filled with doodles in a none circular pattern like the mandala.
- A4 Canson or paper (white)
- 12 ” ruler
- Black drawing pen (0.2)
- Colored Stabilo fine point 88 ( the colors used codes are: 88/50- 88/40- 88/54- 88/44- 88/43- 88/36- 88/57-88/41-88/55)
Step by step drawing instructions:
First- Rainbow Zentangle
- Take the right bottom corner of your paper as a center and trace 9 different circles with the following radiuses: 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm , 7 cm, 8 cm, and 9 cm.
- Using the colored stabilo pens start filling the circles with patterns.
- In the first circle trace intersected curves using the 88/50 dark red Stabilo.
- In the second, trace woven lines using the vibrant red 88/40.
- In the third circle, trace seamless curves using the orange Stabilo pen 88/54.
- In the fourth, trace wavy lines, and fill them consecutively as follows: fully colored, points, vertical stripes, use the following yellow pen 88/44.
- In the 5th circle, draw green filled circles using the 88/43 fine Stabilo pen.
- In the 6th circle draw woven lines again using the 88/36 dark green.
- In the 7th circle, draw seamless zigzags with light blue 88/57.
- In the eighth circle, draw intersected curves using the 88/41 Stabilo fine.
- In the last circle, draw diagonal wavy lines. Fill some with purple and others with small circles.(Check the picture below)
Second- Sun Mandala
- Trace the Mandala grid taking the middle of the purple curve as a center for the circles.
The circles’ radii are as follows: 6 cm, 7 cm, 8 cm, and 9 cm.
The grid lines are separated by 20 degrees. (check the picture below)
- In the space of the 6 cm circle, retrace the grid lines in black. Trace very small circles on the left side of each line as shown in the picture below. Retrace the outline of the 6 cm circle.
- In the space between the 6th and the 7th circle, and in every grid section trace a triangle (check the pic. below)
- In between each two triangles, draw a smaller triangle.
- Trace an inner outline inside of each large triangle, then trace the small progressive arcs and color the blank space in black as shown below.
- Trace long triangle, taking as a starting and ending point the summit of the previous large triangles, and the last circle outline as a limit for the summit.
- Trace another inner outline on the right of each long triangle.
- Inside the small triangles: mark a point at the summit, trace two curves underneath it and color the space between them in black.
- As a last step, draw triangles between each two long triangles. Draw an empty small circle at the summit of each. Trace a double inner outline at the bottom of each of those triangles and color it in black.
Check the video tutorial below for a good clear picture of the Mandala drawing process: