It starts with the circle; while and complete. In meditation, with little if any forethought, I draw whatever I see in my mind’s eye. Usually it begins with a simple idea and then grows as if drawing itself. The true essence of this mandala style comes when coloring/painting; taking a simple drawing and bringing it to life with color and dimension.
View these as painted mandalas on my Mandala Art site
The words in brackets refer to the name of the mandala coloring book where you can find this mandala.