This is a video I created showing the process of painting a large mandala mural on the wall of my apartment!
I already had this beautiful turquoise colour on my wall so I just used silver acrylic paint for the mandala.
Before I started painting, I created a template using string, a thumb tack, and white pencil crayon which easily wiped away with a damp cloth after the paint was dry.
Some of you have asked me to explain the process of creating the template so I will attempt to describe this below.
You will need:
- 1 thumb tack
- string or yarn
- pencil or pencil crayon
- Place the thumb tack where you want the center of your mandala to be.
- Measure out a piece of string from the thumb tack to where you want the largest circle of your mandala to be (this will be the final size of your mandala).
- Cut the string and tie one end to the thumb tack, and tie the other end to the pencil crayon.
- Keeping the string taught, draw a circle all the way around, with the thumb tack in the center.
- Cut off the pencil end of the string by a few inches.
- Re-tie the pencil to the new end and draw another circle inside the first.
- Repeat the process until you get close to the thumb tack and cannot draw any more circles.
- Remove the tack, then use a ruler to draw lines across and diagonally from the middle.
You can use my Mandala Drawing Template as a guide for how your final template should look. Let me know if you need any more clarification!
It took me about 8 hours to complete this painting.
Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments below! Would you do this to your wall?
Ever wanted to have one of my mandala designs as your phone background? Now you can!
Since I’m in a giving mood over the Holidays, I’ve made some of my popular designs into downloadable cell phone background images.
Simply click on the design you want, take a screenshot, and then set it as your phone background. It’s totally free!
Please do not re-distribute these images as your own and link to my blog here if you want to share them with others.
Follow me over on Instagram to see more of my designs, find out about future free freebies, and more fun stuff.
If you want to have these designs on cell phone cases, stickers and other products, check out my stores:
Amazon store (U.S. only)
I hope you will enjoy these free wallpapers! Let me know which one is your favourite in the comments below.
Check out more freebies in my Coloring Pages section.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Holidays!
This speed drawing video I created shows the making of my latest design “Mountain Mandala”!
After drawing the mandala I scanned and edited it using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (not shown in the video).
I’ve started creating these videos to work on my recording and editing skills. It’s also just a fun creative project to work on.
The video was recorded on my phone, which is funny because I tried using my old digital camera but it was worse quality than my bottom-of-the-line smartphone! It’s crazy how quickly technology improves.
To position the phone above the drawing surface I used a flexible holding arm I bought from Amazon. To edit the video I used Adobe Premiere Pro.
Mountain Mandala has been uploaded to my various stores, check out some product samples below! I think it looks pretty good on the black background actually.
Mountain Mandala Throw Blanket from Society6
Mountain Mandala Mug from Redbubble
Mountain Mandala Tank Top from Society6
Mountain Mandala Sticker from Redbubble
Mountain Mandala Wall Tapestry from Society6
Feel free to check out some of my other videos and/or follow my Youtube Channel to see more videos in the future. I’ve been thinking about doing some tutorials for mandalas and things like that so if you’re interested in that make sure to hit that subscribe button!
If you have any questions about my process feel free to ask below!
Inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Ultraviolet, I made this new floral mandala design with the words “Love Life” in the center!
I haven’t shared any of my latest designs in quite awhile so there are several new pieces in my catalog. If you would like to see them all check out my Society6 page!
Not only was this design inspired by the Pantone color of the year for 2018, but also the quote “Love Life” was inspired by a song by one of my favourite musical artists called Atmosphere.
If you’ve never heard of them and want to have a listen to the song, here it is on Youtube.
My Love Life mandala design has been uploaded to my Society6 and Redbubble stores.
Here are a few of my favourite products:
Love Life Mandala Lightweight Hoody from Rebubble
Love Life Mandala iPhone X Tough Case from Society6
Love Life Mandala Throw Blanket from Society6
Love Life Mandala Throw Pillow or Floor Pillow from Redbubble
Love Life Mandala Sticker from Redbubble
Well that’s all I have for now folks, I hope you are having a great start to 2018.
Let me know what you think of my latest design(s) by leaving a comment below!
P.S. – I have a little Valentine’s Day surprise for you all in the coming weeks so stay tuned for that and make sure you follow my blog so won’t miss my next post!
Hey all, I set up a YouTube channel to promote my designs!
I’ve only added a couple of video’s so far: sped up videos of myself drawing and coloring mandalas.
These are experimental, top down videos that were filmed using only my phone and an adjustable phone holder/stand that clips to the side of a table. I edited the videos using apps on my phone.
These videos turned out pretty cool!
The longer video I created for this project (above) includes some music by a favourite artist of mine, Gramatik. He allows his music to be used in Youtube videos with a Creative Commons license, which is pretty awesome.
I have to say making these videos was pretty fun so I’ll make a longer one next time, and maybe work on some DIY or tutorial videos in the future.
Stay tuned for that!
If you like these videos make sure to give them a thumbs up and follow my brand new channel if you’re interested in seeing more!
My old Rose Gold Mandala is one of the most popular designs in my shop, so I decided to make a New Rose Gold Mandala for 2017!
This design was originally drawn by hand and then scanned and coloured in digitally.
I have uploaded it to my Society6 and Redbubble stores!
Below is a sample of how it looks on some of the products:
New Rose Gold Mandala Wall Clock
New Rose Gold Mandala iPhone Case
New Rose Gold Mandala Tapestry
New Rose Gold Mandala Throw Pillow
New Rose Gold Mandala Sticker
Anyways, let me know what you guys think about this new mandala design by leaving a comment below! I hope it will wind up being as popular as the old one.
Have a great week everyone!