There is no need to have an art degree when designing your own mandala. See how drawing can help you create a relaxing feeling with these 9+ mandala drawing ideas that are perfect for beginners!
What is a mandala?
According to Britannica, mandala comes from the Sanskrit word for “circle” and is a “symbolic diagram used in the performance of sacred rites and as an instrument of meditation.” The Asia Society also notes, “that mandalas can come in many forms.” From paintings on scrolls to temporary sand mandalas there are amazing examples throughout Art History.
Mandalas are a great inspiration for beginners and children because there really is no wrong way to make your own mandala. Repetitive lines and shapes can help calm the inner artist.
The best tool to start with is just a pencil to get sketching. After that, you will only need basic supplies.
You can always elaborate and add more expensive materials such as fine liner pens, gel pens, dotted graph drawing paper or different paints for color as you see fit.
Creative Mandala Art Drawings
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Tips For Drawing With Kids
Be Inspired But Not Copy
It is important that young artists learn the value and reasons for other cultures creating artwork. They should not aim to copy famous mandala designs that they see but rather work to create a circular design representing their spirit and ideas.
Whether you make intricate designs or just basic shapes in your art journal, making your own mandala should represent you and your artistic journey.
You will erase as you are designing, especially if you are trying to get your design as close to symmetrically as possible. Don’t try to be perfect and remember to sketch lightly so you can fix any mistakes.
More Drawing Ideas
- Easy Chalk Heart Art Lesson: This project is great for upper elementary school and artists looking to just have fun with chalk pastels.
- Op Art Drawing Tutorial For Beginners: Continue learning how repetition can help you create visual interest with basic drawing supplies.
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We hope this list of mandala drawing ideas helps inspire your next drawing. Don’t worry about making it perfect and just start. Happy creating!