My Free Mandala Coloring Book

Mandala is no less than a meditative art, as it relaxes and rejuvenates mind. This art is so intricate that it keeps mind totally focused on what you are doing. It completely disconnects the mind from outside thoughts and helps mind to relax.  After all calm mind attracts creative and positive energy.

I believe this is the reason behind rising popularity of Mandala. You don’t have to depend on anything or anybody to keep you engaged or occupied. Just a pencil and paper and you are ready to meditate. You can read my post on how to draw Mandala in six easy steps to learn to draw intricate mandala.

However, if drawing is not your cup of tea, but still have inclination for Mandala art, do not worry! Mandala coloring book will be perfectly suitable for you.

Coloring a Mandala is so therapeutic, it reduces stress and gives calm and peace. Trust me you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated once you complete coloring. This is the reason, coloring books are so popular these days.  After all, it’s not possible for every one of us to sit and meditate with closed eyes!

Adult coloring books with intricate and inspiring patterns keep you happily occupied for hours.

So, here I’m sharing my free Mandala coloring book “Mandala Coloring Book – Meditation with Colors“. You have to just download this book (right click on the link –> “Save link as”), print it and start coloring.

Mandala Coloring Book - Meditation with Colors

Best part is, you can print it multiple times and color it as many times (with different color combinations) you want. Also, you can print in size of your choice if you want to gift to elderly people – print in large sizes for easy coloring.

I must tell you, it’s rather addictive and very engrossing once you start coloring these intricate mandalas. You won’t want to stop once you start 🙂

You can even frame this mandala after coloring and decorate your home with your personal creations. Framed colored mandalas can also be gifted to  your loved ones as a lovely personalized gift.

If you like intricate art forms, then have a look at some of my madhubani paintings. If you are interested in learning how to draw madhubani paintings read my post on Madhubani painting in 6 easy steps.

Do let me know your inputs and suggestions on this book. Your feedback will help and encourage me to create more coloring books in future.

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Free mandala coloring page

Drawing mandala and adult coloring books with mandalas have become newfangled meditative activities. When you start coloring a mandala, you get engross in its intricate patterns, leaving behind your stress, worries and anxieties. Concentrating in mandala art sharpen your artistry and stimulate mental prosperity.

So, here I’m sharing a free printable lotus bud mandala. You can try yourself and see how effective stress-buster mandala coloring can be.

free-printable-mandala-coloring-page

The bud of lotus personifies potential to grow. From mud and slush blossoms a pure lotus unaffected by its surroundings. I hope coloring this lotus mandala harmonize your thoughts as it did mine while drawing it.

You can learn to draw a mandala all by yourself by reading post on how to draw mandala in 6 easy steps.  However, before you begin drawing or coloring a mandala I would suggest you familiarize yourself little bit about what is mandala?

What is a Mandala?

Being an Indian, I feel great pride in saying that the word “mandala” arrived from Sanskrit language. In Sanskrit “mandala” means circle.

Mandala is blend of geometric and organic patterns used as symbolic representation of universe. Monks in Tibetan, Buddhism and saints in Hinduism have used mandalas as aid to focus in meditation.

How Mandala has evolved?

From the basic square shape, Mandala has evolved into Mandala art. Mandala art refers to mandala design created in circular form, be it sketched, drawn or painted.  It can be on any medium – paper, canvas or any other fabric.

These days any intricate circular pattern is considered to be a mandala pattern. However a mandala pattern has a central point from where it grows into a symmetrical mandala design with repeated patterns.

Why people are connecting to Mandala art?

This is because Mandala is helps people to connect with their inner-self. Life is busy and there are so many distractions all around, and Mandala gives the piece of mind.  Drawing a Mandala act as a relaxing therapy as its intricate pattern detaches you from things around you.

You can also have a look at free printable coloring page if you are interested in free coloring page.

Drawing or coloring Mandala will work like a meditation resulting in mentally renewed and more focused you. I attain the same meditative state of mind while doing Madhubani painting and Zentangles.

So go ahead, leave behind your concerns and worries and connect with your inner self. Save this lotus Mandala image on your laptop, take a printout and start coloring using pencils or pens.

free-printable-lotus-mandala

Let your creative juices flowing. I’m sure once you color a mandala you will be looking forward to it more and more. Keep coming back I will be sharing some more intricate mandalas on this blog.

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How to Draw a Mandala in 6 Easy Steps?

Drawing a mandala is just like meditation – so relaxing and rejuvenating. Creating a mandala layer by layer is so fascinating and intriguing.

Mandala is a combination of repeated geometrical and organic patterns.  You can choose any shape and detailing of choice. Just keep in mind that while drawing mandala maintain symmetry of patterns.

I know one can get intimidated by seeing a mandala and may find it difficult to draw a mandala pattern. However, trust me if you know the process, it’s quite easy. No special training is required to draw a mandala.

It can be drawn on any medium (like paper or canvas), along with basic stationery requirement.  So, in this post I am going to show the flower mandala I drew on a thick A4 size white sheet.

Stationary required:

  • 1 white A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Fine tip pens (I have used 0.7 and .10 tip-size pens)
  • Circle stencils (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Coloring pencils (as I’m sure you would be tempted to add color to mandala you have drawn)

Process

Step – 1

First divide the sheet horizontally and vertically along the center. This gives perfectly symmetrical and consistent drawing.

With the help of compass or circle-stencil make 3 concentric circles (circles with common center) for reference. Center of circles must coincide with the intersection point of lines drawn in previous step. As you can see, this will divide each circle into four equal parts.

Essence of Mandala art lies in different intricate patterns drawn inside concentric circles.

Step – 2

I started by filling the area between inner-most and middle circles first. Here, I have drawn a flower with ten petals.

How to draw mandala - step 3

I first drew top and bottom petals along the vertical dividing line with the line bisecting both the petals. This will help you in figuring out the exact space left in each quadrant. In this drawing, space for just two petals was left in each quadrant. So, I filled the space with two more petals in each quadrant.

Tip – Dividing the page helps in better allocation of space and gives a perfect symmetrical drawing with less effort and rework.

Step – 4

Next, I added four pairs (one inside each) of petals (with vertical and horizontal guiding lines bisecting them) between the outermost and middle circles. Then I filled empty spaces in each of the four inner petals with three teardrops.

How to draw mandala - step 4

Step – 5

Let’s proceed to the next outer layer. In this layer, I added eight quartets (one inside each other) of petals.

How to draw mandala - step 5

Again follow the same rule. First draw outermost petals in each quadrant to get a judgment of available space. For this I first drew three petals but it looked too cramped, so I went ahead with only two petals. Since two looked fine, drew similarly in remaining quadrants too.

Tip – While drawing repetitive patterns (with bigger shape containing the next similar smaller shape), always draw outermost shape first and then the next inner one. This saves time and effort on repeated work.

For example, if you go the other way, i.e. draw the inner shape first and if not enough space is left for next outer shape, then lot of rework may be required. So, always start with the biggest size and then proceed to next smaller inside shape.

I always follow this technique even while drawing intricate Indian folk art, like Madhubani painting.

Step – 6

In the last layer of this beautiful mandala, I drew eight petals. An eight-petal lotus mandala is considered sacred in many cultures (like Hinduism and Buddhism). If you do some research on flower mandala, you will come to know how common eight-petal pattern is.

How to draw mandala - step 6

Here also, follow the same process of first drawing four petals on dividing line. This will give you a fair idea that only one petal can be adjusted in the space remaining. Then add the further detailing inside each petal.

Step – 7

After completing with mandala drawing, make it permanent with a fine-tip black pen. You can even use sketch pen or any marker pen for the same. After completion of pen work, erase the pencil lines. Finished mandala will look like this.

How to draw mandala - step 7

You can leave at this point, but how about coloring it? 🙂

How to color a Mandala?

There is no such rule on how to color a mandala. Just follow your heart! Drawing requires brain and heart, while coloring is just the work from heart. It’s often said, colors filled in a mandala reflect your state of mind.

Colored Mandala

In happy state obviously your hand will reach for brighter colors (like red, yellow and orange colors). While in peaceful and calm state you may reach for shades of blue and green.

I’m so used to adding bright colors in madhubani paintings, have colored this mandala too in bright color combination. Have a look at this colorful Ganesha madhubani painting.

So, color it the way you want. After all, you have created it with so much effort. You can even take multiple copies of the mandala you have drawn, and fill each of them with different color combinations.

I sincerely hope this tutorial was helpful to you. You may also like to read how to make a personalized name-plate.

In case of any doubt or confusion feel free to ask me, I will be more than happy to help you. Your question will also help others trying to draw a mandala. If you think something more needs to be added here please do let me know.

From here you can start creating your own mandalas and may be some day I will see your mandala coloring books. 🙂

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