If you've painted or drawn a mandala, let's see it! I'll start by posting mine below.
If you're wondering, "What is a mandala?" hop on over to my Art-is-fun page about mandalas, including a tutorial on how to draw one: http://www.art-is-fun.com/how-to-draw-a-mandala.html
Chances are you've probably been doodling them for years and not realizing that they have a name. :)
If you've never made abstract art before, or don't know where to begin, mandalas are a fun and easy way to start making abstract art.
Can't wait to see what you've created! Please be sure to tell us a bit about your mandala, such as what materials you used, what inspired it, etc.
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4" x 4" Acrylic painting on canvas, inspired by the heat and sizzle of summer!
You might recognize the mandala painting above as the default profile pic on the Art Colony! ;)
Comments & feedback welcome!
Those are so awesome, Laura! Thank you for posting them. So full of energy and color and a variety of patterns. Very fun. I can see why you would enjoy drawing these! :)
I think they are called 'mandalas' when they originate from the center and emanate outwards, and 'zendalas' when they either start from anywhere or have no real 'center'. I think mandalas are generally symmetrical whereas zendalas are more free-flowing.
Both types are lovely, and I like having zendalas in this thread too!
Those are nice, Lin! They are full of energy. They feel very flowing and free.
I love seeing all the different styles of mandalas in this thread! Very fun to see all these different interpretations of the same concept. :)
Your mandala is beautiful, Ruth! I love the colors and the details. It's very eye-catching. It's nice to hear how relaxing it is for you to make and color mandalas. I get a sense of piece just from looking at this!
The pink one below was my very first...not my favorite. I call it Gracie's princess star. It hangs in her bedroom...because every princess needs her very own star. She was around 3 when I made this for her.
Lovely mandalas, Marsha! I like the different color choices you made for each mandala. I really like your pink one - the designs are very flowing. It's amazing for a first effort! I can totally see this in a little girl's room.