How To Draw Mandalas
(And Why You Want To)
(And Why You Want To)
Drawing mandalas is less about drawing more about slowing down and opening up to your inner creative and intuitive flow. Watch the video to see what I mean:
The process of how to draw mandalas seems so complicated until you just pick up a pen and follow these simple steps and then ohhhhhh…. easy peasy (I promise!).
If you watched the tutorial above but are feeling shy about getting started, try this:
Use a PEN. If you use a pencil and start erasing every time your lines aren’t “right” you’ll only generate Unhelpful Perfectionism energy, not Magic Mandala energy.
My Mandalas have no rules, measurements or straight lines, just because I don’t have a lot of patience for that stuff. If you want to measure things out or use guidelines – feel free.
It’s really just putting simple shapes into the 8 Slices Of Pie. Because you are repeating it around the Mandala, new shapes and patterns emerge from the repetition. The more you add to it, the cooler it starts to look.
(I’ve pinned lots more examples of how to draw mandalas.)
And of course, once you’ve got the hang of it, you don’t have to start with 1 circle and 8 triangles – start however you are inspired to start. I just gave you those instructions to get you started, so you could see how it works.
If you get into Sacred Geometry there is a lot of really cool stuff you can do with numbers and shapes beyond my simple “8 Slices Of Pie” formula.
This is TOTALLY about being in your bliss-inducing magic-causing creative flow.
My Mandalas evolved into these cute cartoony things that send me eerily accurate Messages from the Universe, yours may evolve into something totally different.
I know that’s hard, but being attached to your Mandalas LOOKING a certain way WILL cramp up your creative flow, dull your sparkle and kill the magic.
The key is to listen to your inner voice.
Ask: what wants to go next in your mandala?
While I’m drawing mandalas I don’t ever decide what to do. I sit with it quietly until I KNOW what it wants next. Sometimes this means I don’t draw anything for a long while.
Once you really get into it, this kind of simple, reflective, repetitive creative practice is super good for your brain, your heart and your soul. It helps you slip into your creative flow and opens up your intuitive connection while simultaneously calming you down and filling you up.
It creates space for answers, insight, inspiration and whatever else you could need to just flow right in.
It’s magic enough that you’ll probably want to do it every day. I know I do.
If you want to learn more, check out The Mandala Class which includes 21 in-depth videos where I everything about how to create an enlightening and fulfilling mandala practice.
But if drawing your own mandalas is not for you – check out my Free Mandala Coloring Pages to download, color and enjoy!