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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Thank you so much-I appreciate your compliments!!
Amrita Sharma said:
I just love all these Manadala's. Id like to see a group titled " Manadala/Zentangle. Seems there are alot of us in here that do both, alot
Here ya go.....this one is posted with my art. Created this on May 5-2012
These are all so beautiful!!!!! I am completely new in drawing these mandalas. Could someone please get me started? Do you use gessoed canvas, what type of pens do you use for the drawing, do you paint using acrylics or colored pencils, and finally do you varnished over finished project? Sorry so many questions, but I so want to do this, so anyone want to get me started. Thanks , Vicki
I have a step-by-step tutorial on Art-is-fun.com about how to draw your own mandalas. That might help get you started: http://www.art-is-fun.com/how-to-draw-a-mandala.html
There are so many different media you can use, so each artist will have a different answer to your questions. I mainly use pencil to draw the mandalas, and then color them in with any or all of the following: colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and/or watercolors.
I have done some mandalas in acrylics before, too, on gessoed canvas and also on gessoed wood. I varnished the pieces when I was finished.
My fave pens to use are Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens because I like the bright colors and the fine points of the pens.
Hope that helps!
I have enjoyed creating mandalas for many "moons". . . the two pieces attached took approximately 2 hours each free hand using first pencil and then Sharpie or Bic colored pens. They are very meditative to create . . . gets your head outta whatever it autta be out of . . . with some good music and a peaceful space.
Beautiful!!!!! It's relaxing just looking at it. Hard to pull away!
Ruth Feria said: