It always upsets me a little when people apologise for not posting on their blog because they've had a lot going on: you shouldn't need to say sorry really, but I'm going to say it anyway. I'm in my final year of university and I've had a lot of deadlines recently, so I had to take a step back from blogging to focus on my degree. I just had a bit too much on my plate and unfortunately blogging was the thing I had to sacrifice, but I'm not ready to give up my little corner of the internet just yet, so thanks for sticking around!
I've been doing a lot of art lately to keep me sane and help relax as stress really affects me. One of my favourite things to do is draw mandalas and I've tried numerous ways, watched a few tutorials and experimented a lot. I've finally found a way to draw a perfectly neat and beautiful mandala which is so simple I thought I would share on my blog. If you try this method out, please let me know as I'd love to see how you get on with it!
Print a polar graph out. There's a few of various sizes you can download and use below or you can find them easy enough online.
Printable polar graphs:
Attach your polar graph guide underneath your plain piece of paper so it doesn't move and you're ready to draw.
Note: If you have a lightpad, this works wonders as you can see through much easier, but also a glass surface (ie a coffee table) with a light underneath gives the same effect!
Draw a pattern with a fine pen being as intricate as you like and working your way out from the centre until you have a beautiful mandala.
Use little shapes to create a pattern such as humps, petals, swirls, hearts, dots and circles and lines.
Hope this little trick of using a polar graph is useful!
Until next time x