Having done a couple of mandalas using Ben Kwok’s templates, I wanted to learn how to do one from scratch.
I started with a square and divided it in half horizontally, vertically and diagonally before dividing each of those segments into half again.
With a compass, I drew a series of circles from the mid-point, making the largest circle as big as the square. From the centre point, I then began to construct my mandala, mirroring each element that I added. This is the result. You could divide your square into more or less segments for different effects (although less than 8 would probably be pretty dull).
Over the holiday, I returned to Ben Kwok‘s templates and tangled this violin.