Update: This post on rangoli designs initially had only two rangoli. Over the weeks new designs have been added or others drawn elsewhere in rangoli-sans-dots brought under this category to make it more user friendly. The video below, is from my Channel Rangolisansdots and is one of the many free hand rangoli designs that are available
. This is also a very simple floral free hand rangoli. Draw the basic design with white rangoli powder. Draw petals as shown, an eight petal flower. Around this flower draw the outline twice. Fill the design with petals with two colours, blue and red in this case. I think we can take the liberty of filling the colours we like without any restrictions. Hence the petals are of different colours in this rangoli. Fill the two outer borders with red and then pink. I have drawn some arrow shaped designs along the border. We can add leaves or any other designs on these arrows. I have not done so, for a change. Finally decorate with simple patterns on the petals and on the border with white rangoli powder. . ( Where do I draw these is the million dollar question on the minds of my friends and relatives when they give their feedback. I find that there are many clues in the images themselves.)
The rangoli on the right has a simple sikku kolam at the centre of dots pattern 5 to 3. The kolam has been surrounded by a simple rangoli border with two lines. The gap between the kolam and border has been filled with some spiral motifs. The central design has been filled with brown and pink colours and the inner most design is filled with blue colour. to give a different effect. The border has been filled with blue colours as also the other motifs. The gaps between the spiral patterns is filled with some simple circular designs. Finally the outer border has some simple designs running perpendicular to the lines. Place the dots again in the sikku kolam after the colours are applied.I wrote that rangolis with dots and those without dots have their own appeal and beauty. Hence I have tried to combine both in the rangoli design above.
The rangoli on the left (with blue and brown petals) is another of the many floral designs I have tried in Rangoli-sans-dots The flower at the centre has been surrounded by one more flower. The edges of the petals of the outer flower and in between them some simple patterns have been drawn. Then colourful lines are drawn inside the rangoli to get the image as seen below. In both designs the gaps can be filled with colour rangoli powder. It will be more suited to the design above. The floral pattern below looks nice even without this enhancement. Hence probably it is better to leave it as it is.
This rangoli design on the right, simple , for Navaratri has a central floral design with four petals the design is expanded along the petals with simple motifs on all four sides. After the basic design is finished with white rangoli powder, colours are added with colour rangoli powder to form four orange and four pink petals as shown. The remaining areas are filled with blue colour to have a light blue back ground. The next rangoli, below has a floral type design at the centre with eight petals. The design is then enhanced as shown in the image. Finally colours are filled. Then with white rangoli powder the inner side of the petals are further decorated.
The rangoli below obviously has a triangular pattern at the centre. Floral designs were added at the edges but it seemed to be too simple. So I added three more designs at the centre of each side. While the pattern at the edges have three lobes the one at the centre has two lobes. Finally colours and a few leaf like designs are added to get this simple rangoli.
This plain and white rangoli is the latest addition to this category. A (beautiful ) free hand floral design with five petal (instead of the usual four or eight petal designs ) with creepers or tendrils growing between the petals with more motifs or patterns on the periphery for decoration.The Tulsi plant or maadam (as it called in Tamil ) or Tulsi vrindavan can be drawn with dots or free hand or a combination of both. A plain and white rangoli version has been added below. For colourful version and a simple video go to Tulasi maadam kolam design Rangoli designs are also available on many themes including Independence Day and Republic Day For free hand designs for Diwali please go to Diya rangolis for Diwali,
For simple rangoli with dots go to simple kolam with dots