## Introduction: How to Draw a Simple Basic Mandala Using One Basic Shape Only

In this tutorial I show you how to draw a basic mandala using only one basic mandala shape.

Drawing a mandala requires tracing a mandala grid then filling it with shapes.

To learn more about how to draw a mandala grid you can check the following video:

Ready to learn the art of mandala?

Then let's start drawing!!

## Supplies

- A4 white cardboard or paper
- 0.5 drawing pen (Artline or UNI Pin)
- Compass
- Protractor
- Pencil
- Ruler
- Eraser

## Step 1: Mark the Center of the Paper

Using the ruler, find the center of the paper and mark a point that we will use to trace the circles of the grid.

## Step 2: Trace the Mandala Grid

From the point we marked in the first step, trace 9 different circles with the following radii: 1, 2.5, 4, 5, 6, 7.5, 8, 9 and 9.5 cm

As for the grid lines, use the protractor and mark a point every 10 degrees, then trace lines that cross one of the points with the center.

Now we have a our grid ready to be filled with shapes.

In this tutorial we will only use the triangle shape and we will place them differently on the grid lines, as i will show you in the coming steps.

## Step 3: Draw the Mandala

- Color the small middle circle in black.
- On the second row, trace a triangle on each 2 grid sections.

## Step 4: Draw the Mandala

Trace a reversed Triangle between each 2 previous triangles.

## Step 5:

Trace the outline of the second circle

## Step 6: Draw the Mandala

Draw a smaller reversed triangle inside of the previous reversed triangles.

## Step 7: Draw the Mandala

On the thrid row, trace a triangle on every two grid sections as shown in the picture.

## Step 8: Draw the Mandala

- Trace another inner outline on the left side of the previously drawn triangle.
- Draw a small triangle inside that created space.
- Color in black the very small triangles drawn on the second row.
- Trace a triangle between every two triangles on the third row.

## Step 9: Draw the Mandala

Color in black the smallest triangle of the third row.

## Step 10: Draw the Mandala

- Retrace another outline of the triangle drawn between every two triangle on the third row and color it in black.
- On the 4th row, trace a triangle on every 2 grid sections, starting and ending from the summit of the 3rd row triangles.

## Step 11: Draw the Mandala

- Trace another inner outline on the left of each triangle.
- Color it in black.
- In between each 2 triangles, draw one reversed triangle.
- Retrace the outline of the 4th circle.

## Step 12:

- On the 5th row, trace a triangle on each grid section.
- On the 6th row, trace a triangle on each two grid sections as shown in the picture.

## Step 13: Draw the Mandala

- On the 6th row, draw a smaller triangle between each two large triangles.
- Then trace a diagonal double outline on the outer side of the triangles.
- Color them in black as shown in the picture.

The tutorial video could be very helpful so please check it here: Video Tutorial

## Step 14: Last Steps

- On the 7th row draw a triangle on every 2 grid sections.
- On the 8th row, trace a triangle above each triangle drawn in the 7th row.
- Then, trace a very thin triangle right on top of the triangle drawn on the 6th row.
- As a last step, trace triangles that start from the sides of the 8th row triangles and end at the outline of the 9th row.