Mandala Drawing Flipbook

This morning I had a lot of fun drawing a mandala using the flipbook tool in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

I made a flipbook animation by recording each step in the process, so element by element you can see how I draw mandalas.

It took a bit of getting my head around the process, even after watching a youtube video about how to do it, but I got there.

For this short video I left the mandala without any shading or colour. I’m just learning how this could work for me.

I think it would work really, really well for creating little tutorial videos on how to draw patterns and design elements. If you’d like to see videos like that, then leave a comment!

Of course, I had to edit the video by adding intro and outro screens, music and transitions. I also slowed the flipbook animation down. I used Movavi Video Suite 2020 to do this.

I have to say that editing a flipbook animation is a lot easier than editing a video taken with my phone or by recording my computer screen as I create!

I do need to be brave and add some voice overs in the future, or subtitles including hints and tips. However, for me this is a little by little process and I will get to a place that I’m happy with, and that hopefully any viewers will be happy with too.

Oh, along with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, I used a Microsoft Surface Slim Pen and a Microsoft Surface Studio.

3 thoughts on “Mandala Drawing Flipbook

  1. Marie-Céline 8 March 2020 / 11:44

    I use Autodesk Sketchbook Pro too but I am nowhere near as good as you.


    • Angela Porter 8 March 2020 / 13:37

      I’ve tried other software and find none of them as intuitive as Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. It’s also powerful as you get to understand it, and does things that would be difficult to do with traditional media! It takes me a lot longer to create art digitally, but I do love doing so too.
      It’s taken me three years or so of using Sketchbook Pro to where I am now, and bit by bit I’m uncovering it’s secrets 🙂 So, keep using it, trying things out and if you don’t like what you’ve tried it’s easy to undo (or save your work before you mess around so you can always go back to that point). Sorry if I’m teaching granny to suck eggs, as they say. 🙂


      • Marie-Céline 10 March 2020 / 08:47

        That’s really helpful, thank you. No egg sucking here 😁


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