SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY – You will need Affinity Designer to use this product. An Adobe Illustrator version of the pack is available HERE
If you’ve ever marveled at the stunning complexity of Zentangle style and mandala art, but feel overwhelmed by the idea of creating your own, then this brush and template pack is the perfect shortcut for you. For those who aren’t familiar with Zentangle, it’s beautifully complex art is created by combining multiple structured patterns to build a larger image. This striking look is usually achieved through contrasting black and white stippled, fine liner.
Inspired by the art of Escher, and building on my years of experience designing mandala coloring books at a children’s book publisher, this complete pack contains stippled, fine liner pattern brushes along with a few art brushes and a set of mandala templates to get you started.
So, how does it work?
The Affinity brushes do the hard work for you! They repeat the hand-drawn fine liner material along a stroke so simply draw a line and the stippled pattern will repeat automatically along it – saving you hours!
Not used Affinity brushes before? Check out my handy tutorials page HERE
The pack contains all of these useful components:
- The Affinity Designer Brushes
52 Zen Fine Liner Vector Brushes.
1 Fine Liner Outline Vector Brush.
2 Stipple Shading Pixel Brushes – one for closed stippling strokes and one for open stippling strokes.
- The Mandala Templates
Speed up the time it takes to make Mandala designs – the templates clip your designs easily. Divided into 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 sections.
- A quick reference guide
This will help you quickly find the right Affinity brushes and templates for the task in hand. In PDF format.
- Example file
I’ve included the whale preview image for you to backwards engineer. Please note: this are for personal use only and you may not use it commercially.
A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then adjust the brushes is supplied. This also includes a section dedicated to making your own mandalas.
A note on the preview images – some of the preview images were generated using the Adobe Illustrator version of the pack and so the look may vary subtly. Please get in touch for more information.
This product is covered by The Artifex Forge Tools License. Read about it HERE
Please note! This product is compatible with Affinity Designer only. Get the Adobe Illustrator Brush version HERE