Mandalas with all of their shapes and spaces lend themselves well for drawing repeating patterns. In this challenge, Kathryn Costa invites you to play with the design principle of repetition. Watch this quick video to see examples of how patterns can easily add detail and beauty to your mandalas.
How to Enter
- Draw a mandala.
You may also use one of the many coloring pages found in the members library of the Sharing Circle. Be sure to select a mandala with lots of open spaces.
Get your entry counted twice if you create a mandala from the Drawing I course.
- Fill the mandala with repeating patterns. Color is encouraged.
- Scan or photograph your art.
- Post your entry in the Sharing Circle. It’s a free membership website for mandala enthusiasts. Join Here.
Deadline to enter is July 31, 2018.
Winner will be announced August 8, 2018.
- No limit to the number of entries.See Contest Rules
One person will be randomly selected to win a copy of The Great Zentangle Book by Beate Winkler
The Mandala Guidebook – Refer to chapter 4 for pattern ideas.
Mandala Drawing I – Learn how to draw the mandalas featured in this video. 10 video lessons under 10 minutes each. Perfect for those who are just beginning, experienced mandala makers looking for more mandala design options, and tangle enthusiasts in search of a drawing practice that compliments their love for pattern play.
Color I Course – If your color confidence is low, this color course gives you an introduction to creating color harmony. Includes product demos to learn how to use a variety of mediums popular among mandala enthusiasts.
My Favorite Supplies
Here is a short list of my favorite supplies and the one’s that I used to create the mandalas that you see in the video.
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Faber-Castell Pitt Pens – India Ink
TomBow – Water-based brush pens
Spectrum Noir – Alcohol markers
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen – My favorite white gel pen. The broad point works best.
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Blending Stumps (aka Tortillons)