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