Zen Fine Liner Art and Mandala Creator

Creating stippled Zentangle® inspired art and mandala designs just got a whole lot quicker and easier!

Zentangle Art & Mandala Creator

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 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 in 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 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!

Included in this set:

• The Brushes – 44 Pattern Brushes. 8 Art Brushes. 1 Fine Liner Outline Brush. 2 Stipple Shading Brushes.
• A quick reference guide – This will help you quickly find the right brushes for the task in hand. In PDF format and included in the brushes document too.
• Example file – I’ve included a preview image for you to backwards engineer. Please note: these are for personal use only and you may not use them commercially.
• Instructions – 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.

Zipped File Size: 383.3 MB

File Types Included: .AI

Software compatibility: Adobe Illustrator Version CS5 (and higher)

This product was originally featured in The Ultimate Designer’s Treasure Trove

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22 lovely comments from our community

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    This product looks exciting! I was disappointed to see that it’s for AI only. Will you ever be offering a version of this product for artists who use Photoshop CC 2019?

    • Annabel Smith

      I’m really sorry for any disappointment caused by the compatibility of the Zentangle Art & Mandala Creator Roberta. Unfortunately this pack has been created specifically for Illustrator. I will definitely ask our Product Curator Adriann to check out some similar Mandala Creator products however, to see if we can possibly include Photoshop compatible items in future for you :).

      • Tammy

        I’m so glad I saw Roberta’s comment before I clicked “Add to Cart.” I have Photoshop but not Illustrator.

        • Annabel Smith

          Hey Tammy,

          I am really sorry for any disappointment over the compatibility of this pack! At the moment this one has just been created for Illustrator, however Adriann is on the case to see if she can locate any similar products to include for you in future!

  2. Karin

    Hi there,
    The brushes look awsome and i want to own them….but does they also work with affinity designer, (like some Ai brushes do)?

    • Annabel Smith

      Woohoo we’re so happy that you love these Karin!

      To be completely transparent with you, it is not always guaranteed that AI brush files will work with Affinity, and the designer has only listed Illustrator for this particular product. We do not actually work with Affinity ourselves to be able to confirm if this will definitely work, however we would be happy for you to purchase the pack and take them for a spin to see if they work for you. Hopefully you will find them useful, however if not, simply let us know within 30 days of your purchase and we will happily refund you in full :).

  3. Richard

    Will this work with Affinity Designer?

    • Annabel Smith

      Thanks so much for commenting Richard!

      We do not actually work with Affinity ourselves to be able to confirm if these will definitely work for you, as it is not guaranteed that Affinity can work with Illustrator brushes. We would be more than happy for you to pick these up to take for a test run however Richard. I hope that these will be useful for you, and if not you can always let us know within 30 days of your purchase to receive a full refund!

  4. Leron Ford

    This looks great! But what if you can’t draw? Will it work with artwork that you purchase?

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Leron,

      It is awesome to hear that you love the look of this pack. This creator has been created specifically for our community to be able to use the stipple brushes included to create their mandala designs, however the designer has included handy tutorials on creating these with a few clicks, so I hope that these will be really helpful if you do decide to pick this one up for you collection!

      I would be more than happy for you to purchase the the pack and have a play to see if it’s a good fit for you. Hopefully you do find it to be useful, however if you decide it’s not for you please let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I will happily refund you in full :).

  5. Liz Vanderwater


    Just LOVE this product!

    Is there any feedback, yet, about whether or not these files open in Affinity Designer? Sorry, but I can’t tell how long these comments/queries have been posted, as I do not see any dates.

    Cheers and thanks in advance.

    • Annabel Smith

      Thanks for double checking this with us Liz!

      As this pack had been created specifically for Illustrator, the brush files may not be compatible with other software, so I am really sorry for any disappointment caused. We definitely will be including lots more Affinity products in the upcoming weeks so I hope that you can enjoy checking out some alternative products soon :).

      • Liz Vanderwater

        Thanks, Annabel. :)

        • Annabel Smith

          You’re welcome Liz, I’m so glad I could help!

  6. Mark Petherbridge

    I would also like to see this product available for Affinity Designer.

    • Carol Stratford

      Hey Mark,

      Thanks for the comment! We will definitely raise this with The Artifex Forge to see if this can be done :)

  7. Cait Mackey

    Hey, this looks class! Will it work with Procreate?

    • Carol Stratford

      Hey Cait,

      Thanks for the comment on this one! So the designer hasn’t listed Procreate as being compatible but I would be more than happy for you to purchase and if it doesnt work, I will refund for you :)

  8. Peggy Collins

    Any news about whether this works with Procreate?

    • Annabel Smith

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Peggy!

      The designer has provided these brushes in AI format only, so unfortunately, these are not compatible with Procreate- my sincerest apologies for any disappointment caused!

      If you would like any help in finding any similar resources for your particular projects, please do let me know- I am always happy to help :).

  9. gmurty

    Hi Annabel, Do you have more of “Product Curator Adrianne” creative brushes in your collection that I can take a look and buy if I like. I already purchased the “https://www.designcuts.com/product/zen-fine-liner-art-and-mandala-creator/”. I am interested in any of the work “Adrianne”. Please point me to it. Thank you for bringing such good packages.

    • Annabel Smith

      Thanks so much for commenting Ganti and I am so sorry for any confusion caused. Adriann is part of the Design Cuts Team, and her role includes checking out exciting new products to add to our Marketplace and Bundles. We always love receiving product requests from our community, and will try our best to include them in our future deals, so if there are any particular resources that you are after, please let us know :).

      The great news is that we do have a dedicated section in our marketplace for Illustrator brushes, which you can check out here: https://bit.ly/36vppZs


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