Square Medallions are more or less like square mandalas constructed over graph paper. Learn how to create incredible intricacy and overlap to create this stunning piece.

Advanced 47-minute long video, including an ebook and bonus PDFs!

Includes video captions!

Your Instructor: Eni Oken

I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for over 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, 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.

CZT® since 2016

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Topics covered:

• 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.


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!

What people said about this lesson...

"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. "

-Cindy Straight via Facebook

"Such a fun lesson! It was the perfect balance between structure and freedom. "

-Hilary Smith via Facebook

"I had so much fun with this square medallion lesson! It flowed out so easily. I'm off to start another one!

-Cyndee Pelley via Facebook