Have you ever been fascinated by these beautiful filled with intricate details mysterious circles called mandalas? Would you like to learn how you can easily create them at home? In one of our previous posts, we were talking about mandala designs, their meaning and healing potential. We also found out that they are great for relaxation and meditation practices. But now it’s time to move from theory to action! In this article, you will learn how to design and draw your own mandala plus you’ll get an awesome bonus – a FREE mandala coloring page! Read on and enjoy!
What’s a mandala anyway? Mandala, or container of essence, is a circle filled with intricate details. It can be viewed as a form of art therapy, a religious symbol or a means for spiritual practices. Mandala represents unity, wholeness, connection and the circle of life. In our modern world mandala designs are very popular among adult colorists, who find them relaxing, soothing and uplifting. Now, are you ready to create your own mandala coloring page? It’s much easier than you might think!
- Drawing paper
- Compass & Protractor
- Pencil & Eraser
- Adobe Photoshop
- Coloring Supplies
Let’s prepare all our tools. When ready, take your paper and draw a circle with a protractor or a compass. This circle will define the size of your mandala. Draw smaller circles inside if you want to make a more complicated design.
Use a ruler to draw horizontal and vertical lines. With a protractor create 45º marks between those lines. As a result, your circle will be divided into eight parts. You can add more diagonal lines and divide them into more parts for detailed mandala designs. This will help you draw similar patterns inside your mandala.
Start filling in each circle with different elements. You can draw absolutely anything, like flowers, geometrical forms or swirls. Just make sure to keep them as symmetrical as possible. Don’t stress out worrying about perfection. The idea is to get relaxed and enjoy the process. Simply keep adding more and more shapes and lines to your design until you finish with all the circles.
When mandala is complete, redraw it with the liner. We recommend starting your initial drawing with the pencil and just practice a little bit. Later you can always ink your design. During this process, you can add even more details and shapes to your drawing if there are empty spaces. When done, erase the pencil lines. Your mandala is ready! Pretty cool, right?
It’s a great idea to save your design in a digital format. This way you can print and color it multiple times. Just scan your finished mandala, upload it and save to your computer. Use Adobe Photoshop or any other photo editing software to clean up the background.
Download Free Mandala Coloring Page
Are you excited about creating your own mandala designs? We bet you are! To help you begin we decided to share this awesome mandala coloring page for FREE! Download this original hand-crafted drawing from our inspiring artist Vicky. Feel free to share with your friends and family.
Enjoy Your Mandala Designs
As you can see, creating mandala designs is really easy and fun. You can get together with your loved ones and turn it into a nice family activity. Or you can enjoy this process on your own and concentrate on charging your mandala with healing powers.
There are no strict rules to follow when it comes to drawing mandala designs. The most important thing is finding your inner balance and calming your mind. We sincerely that hope you liked our tutorial and it will help you create amazing artworks!
4 thoughts on “How to Draw Mandala Designs and Create Your Own Free Coloring Pages”
That was great information. I would just love to create my own. Thank you for the free mandala. Adriana
Dear Adriana, so glad you liked it. I am excited to see your mandala, don’t forget to share. Looking forward to it!
Looks interesting…but nightmares of Geometry are surfacing from my childhood…LOL!
Yeah, I feel you:) Still haven’t tried my own mandala but I will some time, I am sure it’s gonna be fun)