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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Rangoli designs simple free hand

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 first rangoli below is a simple free hand type with spiral patterns as the main theme.  Draw the central design with four sides and above the edges draw spiral patterns.  Spiral designs are also drawn in the gaps on the periphery. A simple flower with four petals is drawn at the centre.  Colour the rangoli with various hues as shown.  With white rangoli powder added some simple patterns or lines to get the final design. Though the images above show a simple plain design the image with colours added gives an attractive appearance to the rangoli.
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The rangoli above is very simple free hand design with a floral centre expanded along the petals with some patterns. The flower is drawn by drawing elliptical shaped patterns around a centre ( similar to an atom ! ).   Fill the gaps with designs of your choice.  In this case I haved added some v shaped lines with a petal or leaf at the top because I thought that it would match with the central pattern.  Adding colours to the rangoli makes it more attractive.  The second rangoli on the top left is also a simple free hand type with spiral patterns as the main theme.  Draw the central design with four sides and above the edges draw spiral patterns.  Spiral designs are also drawn in the gaps on the periphery. A simple flower with four petals is drawn at the centre.  Colour the rangoli with various hues as shown.  With white rangoli powder added some simple patterns or lines to get the final design. Though the images above show a simple plain design the image with colours added gives an attractive appearance to the rangoli. The two images in black and white show the steps to draw this very simple rangoli without dots

rangoli-design-simple-7.jpg.  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.)

rangoli-desing-simple-6.jpgThe 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.

rangoli-desing-simple-5jpgThe 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. Two intermediate steps for this simple rangoli in the pictures below for reference though the image in colour is itself self explanatory.

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rangoli-design-simple-3.jpgThis 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.

rangoli-design-simple-3.jpgThe 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.
                                         






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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. Two intermediate stages are shown from a similar rangoli design.

                                      
rangoli-design-simple-1.jpgThe 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  go to Tulasi maadam kolam design 




Another simple rangoli design in the image below.  Adding a few colours enhances the appearance of the rangoli not that it is not attractive when it is left white and plain

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You may also like these links in Rangolisansdots
 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                                             

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