A step by step guide for drawing a traditional kolam designs through pictures
It appears as if the lines are locked with one another . Now we can draw one more set of curved patterns in the gaps. The remaining gaps are filled lotus patterns so that they align with the corners of the hexagon. Apply a kaavi border for the kolam and it is ready for festival decoration for Tamil New Year. Such traditional rangoli designs can also be drawn for Navratri, Varalakshmi Pooja
Step by step lines kolam rangoli through images
The patterns are drawn using this dot grid at the centre
Draw sets of lines inside the contours matching the outer pattern
It is good practice to fill the central gap with pattern matching the outside design. This gives a good appearance for the kolam
Now the next layer of lines designs
The other designs and decorations are as per our imagination. However , another set of rhombus designs will match with the centre.
Finally one more layer of lines , after all it is a lines kolam design , so we should favour line patterns rather heavily
Small decorations inside the rhombus
The kolam is complete and ready for festival decoration .