From the edges of the star , i.e six points lines are extended as shown . The picture below shows one line extended on all sides and the second line extended from the first on the top.
The next image shows the step after completion of all the inner lines.
Now from the edge of the top most line a curved line is drawn so that it meets the same line a little further away. This is done for all four lines and we get some concentric near circular patterns.
This image shows the step at which drawing of curved lines is also complete.
A spiral at the centre and a few dots complete what is a simple and easy rangoli . Usually these designs are drawn free hand only.
pulli kolangal with steps
Using one dot for the eye the next dot is used to form the contour of the bird
In the gap the tail of the bird is drawn
Add some patterns , dots and the crown to get a peacock rangoli like appearance that is quite cute
5 to 3 dotted rangoli birds designs and steps
Even if it is a very small design, innovation and creativity are the keys to a beautiful rangoli. We need not draw big designs with lots of colours or rangoli portraits to show off our skills. It will suffice if we are able to convey our thoughts our message through a very small pattern. We should try to keep the patterns as simple as possible at the same time attract the attention of the viewers with our innovative designs.
A man came to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and said that he had mastered the art of walking on water by practising some yoga techniques. Sri Ramakrishna asked him how long it took him to master the art. The man replied a few months. Paramahamsa said " Why did you waste so much time for this when you can cross the river by spending a few annas and crossing it in a boat !" Similarly our daily rangoli should be simple and easy , in my opinion.
Connecting the birds to a flower pattern at the centre , gives a merry-go-round effect and it appears as if all the birds are flying with the merry go round spinning. The birds without legs but with round base have the appearance of a Thanjavur thalaiyatti bommai image.
Black and white rangoli designs are most common in our daily use of rangoli and they are beautiful in their own way when compared to colourful designs. Colourful rangoli are meant for festivals like Diwali and New Year while white rangoli designs ( I have used the term black and white rangoli designs because I invariably draw them on a black granite slab that I purchased and am using for making kolam designs for Rangolisansdots ) Of course, I also share some of the daily rangoli designs I draw at the entrance of my home in the morning in various posts .
So it is only incidental that I got this slab and I was not specific . So the beautiful effects that we get due to the contrast are also incidental only and I never thought of them when I went for this slab.