Modern Mandala Designs to Color
For those who may be intimidated in drawing a mandala design on their own, there are a number of resources that are easily available that allow users to download and print pre-drawn mandala shapes. These can then be colored and further tailored depending on the wishes of the user. Many of these are based around ancient and traditional mandala formats.
A special coloring book can also provide ready-to-go mandala shapes, which are a simple way for people of all ages to access the symmetrical centering and meditation of a mandala.
How to Draw a Modern Mandala
With modern technology, it is easier than ever to draw a mandala using software. However, it continues to remain easy to create a geometric design using simple drafting tools like a pencil and compass. Some of the most recognizable mandala designs are created in this way, including:
- The flower of life
- Celtic knot
- Hypnotic eye/torus
Since mandala designs are often based around repeating patterns of geometric shapes, many household items can be used as stencils for those who are unsure of their drawing ability.
The key with designing a mandala is finding the connection between yourself and your intended goals. Looking to traditional formats for symbolic inspiration is one of the easiest ways to figure out the relationship between your artwork’s form and meaning. For example, someone looking to feel a connection with a lost loved one may select a Celtic-inspired symbol as the basis for their mandala.
However, the beauty of the mandala is that it is a simple and approachable form that will help focus the mind and body, and can help anyone find peace in the day to day world. Even the simplest forms have strong grounding power, making the creation of a mandala possible for all ages and ability levels.