Alhambra Star Mandala - Drawing and Coloring by Zen Linea (Anica Gabrovec CZT)

Alhambra Star Mandala - Drawing and Coloring

Learn to draw the Alhambra Star ornament and use watercolor pencils to add colors and shades. Watch videos, follow the step-outs from the detailed PDF printout and draw at your own pace.
In this class you can learn to:
  • How to draw the Alhambra Star as a focal part of the mandala
  • Combine it with several different tangles to draw a balancing composition
  • Color and shade with watercolor pencils and highlight your drawing with white pencils and pens
  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation while creating wonderful art by drawing patterns
Whether you are a beginner or a skilled artist, you are the right fit for this class - it is designed for anyone who is able to write four basic letters used to draw any pattern: I, C, S and O. However, Alhambra Star is best suited for intermediate level artists, although beginners can finish the project with the guidance from video instructions and the accompanying handouts with illustrated step by step guidelines.

By purchasing this class, you will get unlimited access to video instructions (2h 7m total length) so you will be able to tangle whenever you want and watch, pause, and re-view all segments of the video class. Additionally, you will get a downloadable PDF document (29 pages) with step by step guideline to finishing the project, as well guidelines to draw a six-point Alhambra Star.

This class is also available in a bundle, combined with other mandala lessons with 20% discount. Check out the available bundles here


  • graphite pencil to draw strings,
  • black pen (such as Micron PN, which I am using) for drawing line work (I also used Graphic 1 by Sakura to retrace lines),
  • watercolor pencils for shading and coloring (I used Albrecht Dürer by Faber-Castell),
  • white color pencil and charcoal pencil for highlighting (I’m using a Pablo pencil by Caran D’Ache and Gioconda charcoal white by Kooh-I-Noor Hardtmuth),
  • white gel pen for highlighting (Gelly Roll by Sakura),
  • gray marker or brush pen such as Koi Brush Pen (optional) to enhance shades.

Paper tiles: 
  • a zendala (round paper tile) for drawing the design,
  • a bijou tile to help prepare the string (for a six-point Alhambra pattern a 3 Z tile is needed).

Mandala Builder tool - included in the attached PDF document.

What's included?

Video Icon 13 videos File Icon 1 file
1 Introduction
2 mins
2 Prepare the String
10 mins
3 Draw the Alhambra Design
17 mins
4 Adding Ornaments
6 mins
5 Drawing Mooka Fragments
7 mins
6 Adding Roundings
7 mins
7 Fragment Filling
7 mins
8 Drawing the Border
12 mins
9 Coloring, Shading and Highlighting 1
15 mins
10 Coloring, Shading and Highlighting 2
15 mins
11 Coloring, Shading and Highlighting 3
13 mins
12 Final Coloring, Shading and Highlighting
15 mins
13 Other Examples
1 min
Alhambra Class Printout.pdf
7.92 MB