Mandala flower design. Surface pattern design.

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Nowadays, mandalas are trending. You can see them everywhere, at colouring books, fashion clothes, tattoos, prints…Therefore, I felt like drawing my first mandala, as surpringly I had never done it before. Although I think some of my flowers looked like them, and when I was a child I drawed shapes very similar to Mandalas!

According to Wikipedia definition, Mandala, (The Sanskrit term mandala roughly translates to "magic circle" or "sacred circle")is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point.
In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern often like a circle that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

You can see lots of inspiring Mandalas pictures here,

It is said that drawing or colouring mandalas it is therapeutic and, that you will experiment many psychological benefits of it.

Designs as ipod and iphone cases.

Yesterday I wanted to try, drawing a center, in this case a little heart and to draw elements around it. 

I didn´t know what I was going to draw. I took my black marked and started to draw shapes, but I was not slow trying to do it with accuracy, only went with it while I was hearing Caetano Veloso songs. 

I had a great fun making and seeing it how it was growing…
My first idea was to draw a mandala full of bold colours, but at the the result was not so childish as I expected, as it looked like a lace flower. 

So, I decided to paint it in a solid colour, just black or white.I think I thought about the henna mandalas designs which I love to.

Therefore, I scanned it and clean it at photoshop. I realised when I zoomed it I had not been careful drawing in ink, as there were not precise lines. 

   I have the craze of drawing my ink sketchings always on tracing papers. 

Anyway I liked that loose hand look, and I decided to continue to see where I was led to.

I decided as I usually work with vectors, traced it automatically at illustrator, although I must say I had to eliminate and improve some of the resulting jagged edges shapes.

As glitter or brightness colours are trendy too, I tried to filled it with a golden paper I had scanned, and I also make some gradient colours to fill it to see the effect.

But I was not fond of it. Perhaps I will more make more Mandala motivesm changes and colorways in order to create a print with repeat.

Do you fancy drawing mandalas this week? I hope if you have not tried yet,  give it a go!It is relaxing and funny!


2 comentarios:

  1. WOW!! Julia, what a beauty!! I really like your mandala love :)
    And yes, I have been thinking of Mandalas lately and I will soon give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas, inspiration and love.
    Love to read you xxx

  2. Gloria, how nice of you! glad you like it! sure your mandalas will be great! let´s try! lots of thanks