I love drawing mandalas. Sometimes these pieces of art become very complicated. But they don’t need to be. What’s more, if you want to draw something your friends and family will be amazed by, try a mandala!
I hope you’re not intimidated by trying to draw a unique piece of art. But if you don’t know where to start, or are hesitant to try, this week’s Creative JumpStart is an art lesson! Follow along and draw your very own mandala!
Over the past two weeks, I’ve experimented with some different ideas. Mainly, I wanted to incorporate typography and shadowing into my work. Nothing too crazy, but just adding some depth and words to some mandala art.
Mandala art is really a journey in self-expression. I find when drawing a design, I become lost in the symmetry and the free-wheeling exercise of drawing. It’s a contradiction on paper. Drawing a mandala or any original design is a free ticket to simply be creative.
The idea behind my piece called “Stasis,” was to incorporate a little alien-ish design while holding to the repetitive circles and intricate details. The circles that go along the perimeter of the design create negative space but I think they remind the viewer of a crop circle. I feel these circles pull your eye to look all around the design. Continue reading A Mandala Called Stasis