3/14/2014

DIY - Drawing Mandala's


What you need:
  • paper
  • pencil 
  • fine liner 
  • eraser 
  • protractor 
  • compass


#1
Draw a + on the paper using your protractor.


#2
Draw two diagonal lines.



#3
Put your protactor against a line and make sure the 0 point is complety in the center of the collection of lines.
Depending on how many lines you want, you're now going to draw the other lines between the lines you've already drawn. Your protractor has degrees, hence the figures that can help you create the proportional lines. I've drawn a dot every 9 degrees.




#4
Draw lines between the center and a dot, draw the line further so the top part has lines too.



#5
Draw a bunch of circles.


#6 
Now the fun part!
Draw any shape you like with the grid as a guideline.








#7
When you're happy about your design erase the pencil lines.



If you like you can add color or shadows.

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And for the people who don't know what a Mandala is:

Wiki: 
Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, 'circle') is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe.[1] The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T.[2][3] Mandalas often exhibit radial balance.[4]
The term is of Hindu origin. It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism.

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of theuniverse.

8 comments:

  1. Wauw, gaaf! Mijn tante maakt er honderden, maar ze heeft me nooit uitleg gegeven.. Nu ga ik het sowieso proberen!

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  2. Ik vind het er altijd zo mooi uit zien :D
    Mijn moeder vind het leuk om zendala's te maken!
    x

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    1. Dankjewel!
      Dat is ook leuk om te doen :D

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  3. Wat leuk om zelf te doen! :D

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  4. Wow, Eveline! This is a great resource for creating a mandala, I never knew it was this simple. Thanks for sharing! ☮

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