My friends, I have created some templates to help draw mandalas more easily!
Using these, you will no longer need to use a compass or random household objects to draw circles for your mandalas.
To download the templates: Click on the image of the template to open in full size, then right click and download or print straight from your browser.
Then, you can either draw straight on the print-out or place it underneath another sheet of paper and trace.
In person the lines underneath are more apparent, so it is very easy to see and trace them. I simply used a few paperclips to keep the 2 pieces of paper together, but you could use a bit of tape or something else you have handy.
Note: The image above shows the template under printer paper so it may show through sketchbook paper slightly less, but should still be well enough to trace.
This second template with no cross lines works better if you are going for a more free-style of mandala design.
Here are a couple of mandalas I made with these templates:
I used the first template to draw the coloured mandala by tracing it, and for the black and white mandala I drew it straight on the printed out template without the cross lines.
I hope you guys will find these templates useful, I know I will be using them! No more drawing circles with cups and plates for me.
If you wind up using these templates feel free to link a photo your artwork in the comments section below! I’d love to see your creations.