Flaunt your Colorful Mandalas and Geometric Mandalas with few easy Steps!
Mandalas have taken the internet by storm recently. Everyone everywhere seems to talk about them, are in awe with its mysterious interpretation and trying to learn their significance or merely try to imitate them. These center-filled gorgeous looking shapes appear seemingly impossible to recreate by our own. The intricate designs and a confusing labyrinth can only be called the art of some finest artisans of the world! But let me tell you here that you are clearly underestimating yourself as an artist. Though visibly tricky it may seem, Mandalas are pretty easy to draw with just little geometric know-how and a bit of technique applied, you can be a pro at drawing Mandalas and who knows, you may actually be able to sell your easy Mandalas too!
Before drawing them, you must know what they are!
The Mandala is originally a Sanskrit word which literally means “circle.” It is a circular shaped design usually having a complex and abstract form. It has one identifiable center point from which an array of symbols shapes or patterns shoot up. Typically, Mandalas include loads of intricate designs and patterns that are symmetrical in nature. Mandalas have become a commonly used term for any chart, diagram or geometric patterns that symbolically represents the universe. Mandalas may contain geometric as well as organic patterns. These patterns may also be recognizable images that are entirely relevant to an individual’s perception and carry a particular meaning for its creator. In a real sense, Mandalas signify the connection between the creator’s inner self and his external reality.
When you carefully look at the Mandala, it gives you a sense of completeness. This COMPLETENESS is the true essence of Mandala, or we can say this sense of integrity is what Mandala is all about. Individuals are insecure and continuously in search of inner peace or being one with oneself. Mandala acts as a catalyst to seek inner peace. This is the reason why Mandala Symbols and Mandala Meditations are gaining momentum lately.
Need to Create Your Own Mandala Artwork!
Art is an expression of intense emotions. It is an attempt to bring out your inner self and compressed emotions and set it free for the world to see. Creating your own Mandala designs is like an echo of your soul. Your current state of mind and inner emotions are expressed through shapes, colors, and patterns that very well depicts you inside out. Mandalas serve as an excellent tool for self-realization and meditation. You can also use Mandala symbols to make your own tapestry. Mandala artwork incorporated in your tapestry designs is more relaxing and calms your turbulence.
Mandalas have become a symbol for meditation and spiritual practices for major religions of the world. Western culture has also adopted the fundamental idea of drawing radial patterns as a means for therapeutic and spiritual healing.
While creating Mandala, you get the freedom to listen to your gut feeling and choose patterns, shapes, and colors that effectively bring out your emotions and inner personality. You can put your creativity at work and craft stunning artworks that are exclusive and unique to you in all the ways.
Drawing a Mandala can look strenuous at first but I assure you, it’s not. By following a rhythm of patterns and advancing on it, you will be able to fashion the most stunning Mandalas.
You can master the art by following these simple steps.
Easy Peesy Steps To Draw a Mandala
- All you need is:
- A pen/pencil
- Geometric supplies
- Drawing sheet
- Mandala Stencils
Draw a circle on a drawing sheet using a drawing compass or any circular object you lay your hands on. The diameter of the circle will be the actual size of your Mandala.
To acquire for equal quadrants in the circle, draw one horizontal and one vertical line, both passing through the center point of the circle and intersecting each other to form all four right angles.
Start by drawing smaller circles from the center point of the circle by increasing the radius little with each circle. Once you are done creating loops, mark a point at every 10 degrees or 20 degrees, depending on the intricacy of the design you want, and draw the lines on the marked degrees from the center point joining the outermost circle.
Start drawing the patterns, shapes or geometrical designs you want from the innermost circle and repeating in each quadrant.
Advance your designs to the outer circles repeating the patterns or creating newer ones. Trace the same in every quadrant.
From here, the process of building and advancing patterns will continue maintaining symmetry and consistency. You can also use Mandala stencils for complex designs.
Once you are done filling up the entire circle with unique designs, you can either choose to keep your Mandala black and white or give your Mandala outline with ink and in case you want a colored mandala, you can fill your mandala with colors of your choice that are soft, introspective and uplifting.
Voila! You finish your Mandala here. You can scan it, or frame it or use it the way you want. It’s your very own artwork, and you can proudly flaunt it!
Benefits of Your Own Creation:
Colored Mandalas are said to help you concentrate better and nurture your soul. Drawing and coloring mandalas are the latest forms of relaxation. Animal mandala coloring pages are becoming addictive, mindful and meditative activities to hone your artistic skills and support your physical and mental well-being. We are sure, after a Mandala drawing session, you will come out feeling more energetic, rejuvenating, creative and calm. Once you start creating your mandalas, you will eventually improve with the shapes, symmetry and the outcome will get better with each attempt and let us warn you: IT IS ADDICTIVE!