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How to draw Mandala designs ?

Mandala is an intricate art form. The usual patterns of mandala are drawn in a circle along with some motifs likes lotus petals and leaves. It is a Sanskrit word which means 'circle'. Mandala is an ancient art which has been used throughout various cultures as a method of self-expression. Its main purpose is to promote self-growth along with spiritual transformation. Mandala Art finds its utmost significance in Buddhism. It has been used in this religion since thousands of years for spiritual transformation and healing. Mandala is an excellent form of meditative art in present time as well. This art can be learnt by anyone who has little interest in drawing. However, even if you are not comfortable with drawing, you can buy drawing books which contain mandala patterns. You can practice these patterns and slowly you will be able to draw few patterns yourself.

I have tried to use the geometric and organic patterns in my Mandala Art. The supplies are black ball-point pen and few sketch colors.

To start with, you can take any paper. It should be sturdy enough to hold your intricate drawings. I have used Drawing for croquis & portfolio from Lenwa. It has brown sheets which I found good for this project.
Draw the circles starting from center. You can use pencil also for drawing the circles. Once the circles are drawn, you can start filling them with any design you like.

It takes two days to complete a medium size mandala art. The time duration also depends upon the design you choose. The more intricate designs might take longer time. 


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