Mandala Stencil – how to Sketch the center point step-by-step

Uncategorized Sep 14, 2020

Painting a Mandala is a practice that goes back thousands of years.  Recently, painting a mandala has become very popular.  It’s not only popular with artists but also with therapists for PTSD and anxiety ridden patients.

Mandala painting is easy enough that anyone can do it (even someone who has never painted) and it’s a great exercise in composition and color theory.

AND, it’s very soothing for the mind, body and soul, especially during these crazy times.

WHAT IS A MANDALA? Without a doubt, you’ve seen mandalas everywhere, even if you didn’t know it.

A mandala is a geometrical design with symbols and shapes that come from one center point.  Mandalas are incredibly relaxing to paint.

When creating your own mandala, you will be surprised to discover later that without even thinking about it, you created art that contains images that carry meaning to you.  Some say that mandalas represent the connection between our inner being and our outer reality.

Every single Mandala painting looks different and they are so beautiful.

Here’s what’s great about the practice of painting a mandala:

  • Anyone can do it – no art experience or talent necessary
  • It is great for focusing the mind (you get the benefits of meditating without meditating)
  • It relaxes and alleviates worry and anxiety
  • And for artists, it’s a fabulous exercise in composition and color theory.

The first step to painting a Mandala:  Is to get your center point and sketch on the canvas or paper.

Drew Brophy has made a MANDALA STENCIL you can download (click HERE to get it) and he made a video that shows you how to use the stencil.

After sketching the center point and lines on the canvas, you are ready to paint.

Every single mandala is different:  some are full color, some are black and white, some are circular and some have hard angles.

You can paint it in any way that you want.

We hope this helped you get started with painting your mandala!

Leave a comment if you have any questions or to let us know you enjoyed this.


Maria Brophy


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