"Creative minds are rarely tidy"
 
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I had been doodling these for years when suddenly I saw a picture of DIY Mandalas on Pinterest. My doodles had a name? I thought that was copyrighted by me! But anyways, here's a tutorial on drawing mandalas. :) :)

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**You don't have to use multicolor pens, I just had some, so I used it :)
* No picture, sorry, I forgot to take the picture of paper, forgive me :)

Etymology:
Mandala is literally Sanskrit for 'circle'.

Instructions:

Step 1: Start with a center. Your center could be anything. A small flower, like mine, a small circle, a spiral, etc. Just something circular to start building on. 
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Step 2: Keep adding! I added small circle's around the edges. Try your best to keep it symmetrical. So like, don't make a gigantic circle on one side and a small one on the other. :) 
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Step 3: Next I added slender petals in neon orange. I want to remind you that you can use any design that you want, I am just showing you one of the ones I have made. 
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After that, a larger set of petals were drawn. See if you can spot what's being added in the pictures below. :) :)
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The end result:
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That's all folks! And remember, this is just a guide, do whatever you feel like! 

-Erin
 


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Gracelyn
09/29/2014 4:20pm

Wow! You are very creative and talented! :)

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Erin
10/27/2014 6:27pm

Thank you Gracelyn! Hope you liked this tutorial! :)

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Khadijah
11/04/2014 11:17am

Awesome and pretty! Definitely trying it!

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Erin A
11/04/2014 12:52pm

Thank you Khadijah! Good Luck!
-Erin

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Vivian
02/20/2015 4:06pm

This is SOOOOO cool! I'm going to try, but probably won't be any better at this than you are :)

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Erin A
02/20/2015 4:08pm

I'm pretty sure you'll do awesome!! :)

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Vivian
02/20/2015 4:12pm

Thx XD

Anya
02/20/2015 4:16pm

WOW your very talented Erin! i am going to try every little mini craft you post because i admire your work :)

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Erin A
02/20/2015 4:24pm

Aw, thank you Anya! :)

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Anya
03/24/2015 2:39pm

I was wondering if you could show how to draw the Huge flower...the biggest one, on the paper :) please

Erin A
03/24/2015 4:35pm

There's nothing much to it, Anya, you just start with a base and keep building up, and eventually you could have flowers that fill entire papers! :)

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Anya
04/16/2015 11:32am

thx for the helpful tip :)

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