Mandala Drawing is a therapeutic art.
It has been used by the Buddhists and Hindus as a method of meditation; They incorporated in their drawing a number of religious symbols. The mandala was originally drawn with colored sand and wiped out at the end because the underlying message of a Mandala is that nothing is permanent.
Drawing a basic Mandala is much easier than you would imagine. I remember when drawing a Mandala was a wonderful mystery. I still remember coloring Mandala books and wondering how they drew them, until one day I decided to give it a try. And ever since Mandala drawing became my therapy, my passion, and my life. And I decided to turn it into my work and what they say is so true; When you turn your passion into your work, your work becomes your passion.
As for this beautiful red and black twisted Mandala, the procedure is fairly easy.
It always starts with tracing a Mandala grid.
Feel free to check the basic Mandala shapes that will help you draw the following Mandala.
The materials needed
- A4 white sheet
- 0.2 fine black drawing pen
- 0.3 fine red drawing pen.
- As in every Mandala, we start by tracing a Mandala grid.
**The mandala grid in this tutorial has 5 different circles ( 1,3,5,7, and 9 cm) and the grids are separated by 15 degrees.
- The basic Mandala shapes I used in this Mandala tutorial are the petal and arc petal.
- Start by tracing one petal on each two grid sections, shifting between black and red.
- Trace the outline of the smaller circle.
- On the second row, start by tracing one red petal followed by a black one on each two grid sections. And on the following row, shift the petals one grid section to the right, starting by drawing the red petal from the summit of one red petal from the bottom row and landing on the summit of the black petal from the bottom row. And so on until the whole Mandala outline is traced.
- Start by filling the red petals with patterns. Start by tracing a curve, then a number of arc petals from big to small, starting by the biggest petal, then draw those on the sides.
The video shared will give you a better idea of how to trace this Mandala.
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And don’t forget to share your results with me.