How to draw simple rangoli designs for Diwali
Drawing a simple kolam design for Margazhi and Pongal or Sankranthi.
9 simple kolam designs for Navratri
The second one below can be considered to be a floral design with many layers of petals of various shapes. Again add colourful lines parallel to the white design to get this simple but beautiful rangoli. A white version of this rangoli has been uploaded in colouring page - rangoli. Comparing both will give us an idea how colours can influence the attractiveness of a rangoli design.
The rangoli below is also a simple free hand rangoli design, can be drawn at the entrances of apartments where space is a constraint.. Draw the central design and around it draw four motifs as shown. On these draw simpler designs or motifs. Finish the design with colours. Now using white rangoli powder make some more decorations to the rangoli. This can be used as a central design for a bigger rangoli.
Some simple rangoli have been posted above. My stock of colour rangoli powder is depleting fast and I have to make necessary arrangements. Hence I have opted for drawing parallel colour lines in many areas instead of filling up the designs or the gaps. After all, necessity is the mother of all inventions - this is not an invention in the literal sense, only an adaptation to the situation.
The next rangoli is a quite a common design. Usually one starts with the pattern at the centre drawn with parallel lines. Some simple lotus designs are drawn around the design at the centre. The gaps at the centre are filled with patterns shown. Alternatively we can draw the lotus designs finally after filling the areas around the centre.
rangoli designs for beginners.