How to make a Bodhi Leaf design, a Buddhist symbol

Bodhi Leaf symbolises Buddhism. It is said that Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. Therefore it is treated as a Buddhist Symbol. So here is a process to make a Bodhi leaf in adobe illustrator using Golden Ratio.

Step 1: Draw a Golden Ratio and select all the circles from the golden ratio

Step 2: Use the circles that are derived from the Golden ratio and place the circles like in the picture. Make sure the circles are perfectly touching each other

Step 3: Add more circles above and again make sure all the circles perfectly touch each other and draw a triangle

Step 4: Now use Live Paint Bucket tool in adobe illustrator and fill the parts shown above.

Step 5: Now go to Object-Expand-Both fill and stroke-Ungroup and Take out the Bodhi Leaf shape. Now Draw a line place it above the Bodhi leaf shape and do Minus Front


Final Bodhi Leaf Design