Saturday, 11 October 2014

Making a Mandala Part 2

Now that I have all of my tools ready (see Part 1 here) it is time to start constructing my mandala.

Step 1.
Using A5 paper (15x21cm).  Draw a 13x13cm square in the middle of the paper, lightly with lead pencil.  Also add vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines to dissect the square.  Make sure that all lines meet in the middle of the square.  8 sections

Step 2. 
Use a compass to draw three circles, approx. evenly spaced. Make the largest circle the same size as the outer square.

Step 3.
Starting at the centre point, divide the 8 sections in half to create a total of 16 sections.  With the compass draw a smaller circle in the centre

Step 4.
Using the 16 sections and circle,s freehand draw the basic design 

Step 5. 
Start inking in the basic design with the circle template for a couple of smaller circles in the middle of the design.

Step 6.
Once you have inked in the basic design, start adding details in lead pencil.  I find this the most fun part of the construction.  You still have all of the original foundation lines and circles to use as design elements.  

Step 7.
Once you have inked in your design, erase all of the lead pencil marks and now you are ready for colour!!!!!!!

See you at Part 3 for that.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like it could be a lot of fun.
    I must gather some equipment and give it a try for myself =]


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