"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking."
— Walter Lippman

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Zentangle Mandalas

 I am teaching my drawing students how to design mandalas and fill them with zentangle patterns.  As usual, I enjoy making examples of the project too.  Here are some that I have completed using pen and graphite.
 With the exception of the circle, which is traced from a cut paper template, everything else is drawn freehand.   The beauty of this method is that you learn to use spatial judgement as you map out the pattern areas, turning the paper and repeating elements as you develop the symmetrical design.
Anything is possible, one pen stroke at a time.

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