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growing mandalas

A few months back a friend of mine was looking for books on mandalas and how to draw them. I remember that at the time I wasn't particularly interested in them. I didn't really know what they were.

But then I saw these and these and I was inspired.

I was originally misdirected to websites instructing me to draw a circle and fill it with any symbols I wanted. I'm not saying that this is incorrect in anyway, but it wasn't the way for me.

Then I found the youtube video by "expressing the self" on growing mandalas. The instructions couldn't be more helpful.

After my first attempt (above) I completely understand the whole, "draw it carefully" statement. If you're not careful, the motifs would end up all over the place, and the mandala would become uneven.

In my next mandala I hope to incorporate more empty space as part of the design.

Other Mandala Links
How to Draw a Mandala: 10 Steps
Learn How to Draw Mandalas for Spiritual Enrichment and Creative Enjoyment
Biffybeans' time lapse video of a quick mandala doodle

Shelly Kommers' steps to creating a mandala


  1. Helpful link on mandalas there, thanks.

  2. Thank you for this marvelous video! Off to grow a mandala!

  3. Hi,

    I followed you over from my blog. Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment.

    The yahoo group that I am doing a book swap in is called artforthecreativemind


  4. @thicklygrownwithweeds I will add more as I find them, happy that you found them useful.

    @organicsyes Isn't it? It makes you want to grab a pen and start drawing!

  5. Hi,

    Thank you so much for sharing this information on mandalas and all these wonderful links!

  6. Hi Serena,

    I'm in your sketchbook group and I did the mandalas too. I know what you mean about being precise - mine was wonky! I like yours. I want to use color sometime too.



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