I have made two versions of this detailed tutorial on how to create mandalas on Illustrator easily.
Where I'll teach you how to make a structure to quickly do mandalas just drawing one little portion of it.
The first version is a video recorded in the last month (yes it's my voice). I'm not a native English speaker, so be patient.
- aos Brasileiros: o video tem legendas em português -
The second one is a written version of the same tutorial. Some people like to read and follow it step by step, and considering my bad English, isn't a bad idea to follow it using the written version.
At the bottom of this page, you'll find two time-lapse video showing more about the process of creating the stucture and designing the mandala itself.
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BONUS: also I have provided for your confort, and also for learning matters, an Illustrator file done using this method.
So you can follow all steps with this help, or you can just download it and use it for free.
The link for download the file is at the end of this tutorial VERY CLOSE TO THE APPRECIATION BUTTOM
I hope you'll enjoy!
After a lot of criticism about some unsuccessful attempts, I decided to make a detailed tutorial on how to create not just a mandala, but a way of creating mandalas easily and quickly editing symbols made on Illustrator.
In this tutorial I will teach you how to create this structure and give tips on how to draw a mandala.
How you can have noticed, I'm not an English fluent speaker, so I'll try my best, but if you don't understand something feel free to keep criticizing and cursing me in the comments.
First let's create the structure!
But you can create how many sides you want.
We will use a different fill color so you can see the area that slice will delimit within our structure, I'm using R 40 G 255 B 200 as color.
Now rotate dragging the cursor holding ALT and SHIFT to create a copy.
(you can find this option also on the symbols panel).
Use CTRL + D to create the remaining six copies.
Still with lines selected press enter to define the amounts of intermediary lines for this "grid".
This does not happen if for example you used a grid in a separate layer on top of all others.
When designing, remember that this is only half the slice and you can use this symmetry to make designs that are completed with the other side of the slice
To make a dot, make a short dash and then selecting one point, drag to the other one
Draw lines that match the initial structure, it will help you understand what you are doing, even if you delete them later
Use Ctrl + Y all the time, it will help you better visualize how your mandala is getting
When you are more familiar with the structure created, you can go getting rid of it to see more clearly how your design is getting.
If you think working with colors are tough, you can work in black first
Just keep in mind that you need to work only in these two areas
When doing a serie of dots, use dashed line with a very low size to dash like 0,01 and 1pt for the gap
Criticizes and suggestions are very welcome, to have acess to the files used in this tutorial click at this mediafire link
Thank you for whatching and appreciate <3