Hi guys and girls, in this tutorial I will be showing you how to draw a semi-circle/half of a mandala. This drawing will be a little more tricky than the first tutorial, so I suggest if you haven’t drawn mandala before to check out my previous post of how to draw a simple mandala. If you have already done so or know how to draw Mandala art then welcome to my Tutorial and I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
- First all you will need equipment this will include, white paper (or any colour of you choice),black fine liner, thick black fine liner, small ruler, big ruler, pencil, rubber, sharpener and a compass.
2. First of all with your blank page (the size of my page will be 22x22cm) you will need to find the centre. When you have found that get you ruler and draw a vertical line. As presented in the picture below.
3. After stretch your compass out so it reaches across half of your page and start drawing your semi-circle.
4. Once you have your guide line semi-circle get your ruler and measure it up to the centre line half way through the semi-circle and start drawing small dots/lines to every half centimetre.
5. After you have set your lines, get your compass and start joining up the lines in to semi-circles. After that you should have about 21 semi-circles.
6. When you have done this get your ruler and start drawing 6 diagonal lines (depending you your page size around 51/2cm between them) joining to the centre of you semi-circle. After you have drawn them you should have 8 sections.
7. Now you have done this, you can start your design. I started with drawing small semi circles in the second row/circle. When doing this trying to keep it within the sections, as presented below I done 1 semi-circle per section.
8. After you have drawn your semi-circles, within them start to draw smaller semi-circles.
9. Moving on to the row above, you will want to use 2 rows for this (I used row 3 and 4), start to draw a petal per-section as shown below. Tip: when doing so you might want to find the centre of your section when drawing the petal so it will look symmetrical.
10. After drawing your petals, still keep within them as you will draw little swirls keeping within the 3rd row. As shown in the picture.
11.Going back to the 4th row where you had drawn the petals, in-between the spaces of the petals draw small circles within the gaps.
12.Next move to the row above (Row 5) draw 2/3 small triangles per-section.
13.Staying in the same row, I then drew triangles in the opposite direction.
14. Next moving up to the next row draw small circles, keeping to 3/4 circles per section.
15. Moving up to the next row, I would recommend using 3 rows for this (I used row 7, 8 and 9). line up the centre of the top line of your 3rd row and mark it with a cross, before joining up two lines to the centre to make triangles within one section each.
16.After you have drawn them stay within the triangle as you draw a line down the centre of them.
17.Staying within the half triangle, after drawing the centre line giving the triangles two halves. In one half of the triangle start drawing diagonal lines going across. (I would stick to around 5 lines per triangle.
18.Sticking within the third row of your triangle (this wold be my 9th row as shown in the picture) start to draw a cross in-between each gap of the triangle
19. Once you have drawn the cross join them up with semi-circles.
20. After you have drawn the semi-circles, within the semi-circles, draw smaller semi-circles.
21.once you have done that, you would need to go to the row above the triangle and draw bigger semi-circles that will join the triangles together.
22. Then in the row below draw small circles in-between the triangles and just above the smaller semi-circles below.
23.After, above the semi-circles use 4 rows and draw a petal per-section.
24.Next, draw a smaller version of the petal inside the petal you just drew.
25.Optional choice, after within the smaller petal I then drew a semi-circle with smaller semi-circles on top of it (like a flower) joining the semi-circle from the row below together. This is best shown in the picture below.
26.Going back to the petals you drew, in-between the big and smaller petal, draw small circles inside. Tip: I would stick to the rows inside the petal to how many circles you should draw, I drew 3 each side and 1 on top.
27.When you have finished your petals, in the spaces in-between, draw a two semi-circles within each other. Make sure when you draw the semi-circles that they will finish a row below the petals finishes.
28. Then draw smaller semi-circles on top of the bigger semi-circles that you just drew. (like half a flower)
29. Now going to the row above the petals (row 14 shown in picture), draw loads of mini semi-circles filling up the row.
30. After use the next 6 rows (which reaches the end of my 21 rows/template) to create large petals, which will be one petal per section.
31. Staying within the petal, draw a small semi-circle inside doing one per section, as shown in the picture.
32. Then on top of the semi-circle draw smaller semi-circles on top of it. (like half a flower.)
33. After above the semi-circle (staying within the petal) draw 3 dots horizontally towards the point of the petal. (doesn’t have to be but I have drawn a large dot to a small dot).
34. Going back to the semi-circle inside start to draw 2 curls opposing each other (this is optional).
35. Now you have finished with the petal. go to the spaces in-between the petal and draw half triangles that will take up 3 rows.(half triangle is just two lines that come to a point like: /\)
36.Going inside the half triangles start to draw loads of little semi-circles to fill it up. (this can be as many as you want to draw).
37.Now shade in the parts of the mandala that you wanted to be coloured in.
38.Then all you have to do is go over your drawing in the fine liner, make certain parts bold by going over it with the thick fine liner. Finally rub out the pencil and you’re done!