Square Medallions Lesson
Square Medallions are more or less like square mandalas constructed over graph paper. Learn how to create incredible intricacy and overlapto create this stunning piece.
If you think you cannot draw art this intricate, think again
• Understand the basics of a Square Medallion
To be able to draw it, you must understand it. Learn the very basic structure of how a Square Medallion is constructed over graph paper!
• Prepare your own graph paper
The lesson offers a few different ways to prepare your own graph paper, through measuring, stencils or printing.
• Understand contrast and overlap
This is what makes this design incredibly stunning: the extensive use of contrast and overlap. Learn how to gauge and use these two fundamental concepts.
• Prepare samplers with fillers, borders and interference shapes
Learn to create a basic sampler -- a menu of sorts -- so that you never run out of ideas about what to add to your Square Medallion design.
• Work gradually to reach incredible Zen flow
In a design this intricate, learning how to slow down to create Zen flow -- the state of mind where time and activity seems effortless -- is fundamental.
• And so many tips and tricks!
Every lesson is packed with tips that can help you with ALL of your projects and make you a better artist.
WHY THIS LESSON IS IMPORTANT!
Intricacy and Patience
In this lesson, you'll learn how you too can create the most incredibly intricate drawings, by simply applying some basic rules and most importantly, having the patience to complete a long project. Additionally, this project covers two fundamental concepts of any type of art -- Contrast and Overlap -- the use of which can dramatically change the quality of your art. You won't believe the results yourself!
Advanced 47-minute long video, including an ebook and bonus PDFs!
PreviewSquare Medallions Supply List PDF - 1 page
StartSquare Medallions Advanced Video - 47 minutes
StartSquare Medallions "Video to Ebook" PDF - 43 pages
StartSquare Medallions Recipe Cards PDF - 1 page
StartSquare Medallions Video Summary Bonus PDF - 9 pages
StartSquare Medallions Templates PDF - 3 pages
StartPrintable Grid Resources PDF - 1 page
Hi there! I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for almost 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print, on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, the Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.
Certified Zentangle Teacher® since April 2016
Frequently Asked Questions
"These square medallions do take many hours, but they turn out so beautiful. Thanks Eni Oken, for sharing the secret of how to draw these. They are amazing and mind boggling at the same time. I love these more than anything else!"
-Sandra Mitchell via Facebook
"Just when I think I've found my favorite lesson Eni Oken comes up with another fascinating and absorbing study. This one is so amazing. "
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"Such a fun lesson! It was the perfect balance between structure and freedom. "
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"I had so much fun with this square medallion lesson! It flowed out so easily. I'm off to start another one!
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