How to draw an easy three patterned zentangle


Why is this a Zentangle and not a Mandala?

There is an important difference between a Zentangle and a mandala. A Zentangle is a doodled, well-defined shape, like the one we have in this tutorial. So even if it’s a circle it doesn’t make it a mandala. When you have an ensemble of circles organized around the same center then you will have a mandala. A simple difference, no?

Materials Needed

  • A4 white paper or cardboard
  • Compass
  • Protractor
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Stabilo fine point 88


This tutorial is divided into seven well-explained steps.

  1. In the first step you will trace a Mandala grid.
  2. In the second step you will trace the right side of the zentangle. You can see in the picture that the pattern I chose is a wire pattern. To draw this pattern I took the intersection point between the circle and the vertical line. I drew lines connecting this intersection point with each and every point marked with the protractor.
  3. The third step is to sketch intersected diagonal lines between grid lines.
  4. The fourth step is to draw spirals between the grid lines.

Video Tutorial

Zentangle/ Easy step by step drawings/ Doodling #2

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