Rangoli designs theme nature - Floral petals and leaves
. As usual draw the floral design at the centre first. along each petal draw another flower. I have drawn six flowers for eight petals because I though drawing eight flowers may cramp the rangoli for space. Also I cannot draw any other motif. Of course we can try with eight petals also. After the seven flowers are drawn ( one at the centre and the six around it ) fill the remaining gaps with designs of your choice. I have chosen leaves (one pair and two pairs ) so that it is congruous with the basic floral design. Now add colours to the flowers. I have chosen pink, blue and red and of course green for leaves. Minimise the number of leaves so that rangoli is attractive. The remaining gaps also can be filled with some colours. I have stopped at this stage due to lack of time today. If required draw mid-ribs in the to get the final design. Also add some straight lines on the border to enhance the effect of the rangoli.
In this series of rangoli with petals and leaves in the theme - nature, yet another free hand rangoli designs joins this group. The rangoli design below, I mean. Draw the rhombus shape at the centre ( if start with some simple geometric patterns we should not have a starting problem !). Decorate the four edges with three petal flowers. Between the flowers the leaves grow out on either side. The leaves are coloured green and all the pink designs are floral petals!. Complete the design with a border in pink and white as shown with the lines matching the contours of the designs. The gaps can also be filled up with a suitable colour to get a more awesome rangoli design. Some patterns are added at the centre in orange.
The next one is also a free hand design using 4 lotuses. The floral pattern at the centre is surrounded by four lotuses the stalks of all attached to the design at the centre and the whole design is surrounded by a plain border with leaves. This is a plain version. The rangoli with colours is both free hand and with dots is in Margazhi kolam collection along with the video.
Update: Free hand rangolis are drawn for the festivals Diwali, Navaratri and Margazhi in Rangoli-sans-dots. They are also drawn on themes like flowers and colourful designs.
Rangoli with dots are in Pulli kolam designs , small kolam with dots and some more posts.