Tuesday, 4 March 2014
I have received a request to explain how to draw a Mandala & thought that the easiest way of explaining would be to create some step-outs. Although the following shows how to draw the Mandala String I used in my previous post, the same principles apply when creating other patterns. It's a matter of playing around with the placement of lines - I don't set out with a specific idea in mind I just start connecting lines & see what emerges.
Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner as shown. Where the lines intersect is the centre of the tile.
Draw vertical & horizontal lines through the centre.
With the point of a compass at the centre & the pencil point at the edge of either the horizontal or vertical line draw a circle.
Repeat step 3 using a smaller radius to draw an inner circle as shown.
More than one inner circle may be drawn & the points at which the circles intersect the vertical & horizontal lines then used to create the framework for a design.
Alternatively, as I have, mark points (a & b) along the straight lines & use those to create a framework as shown.
If you have any questions please leave a comment below & I shall endeavour to provide an answer.