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Sunday, 23 September 2012

simple free hand rangoli designs

This post was originally meant to have only 2 free hand designs.  Since I have some more in my collection, that I have drawn and stored,  I thought I would add some more rangoli in the existing posts .  Hence more have been added   as a result some designs for small free hand rangoli .

rangoli-simple-design-1.jpg        The design shown above is of course a free hand pattern drawn using many patterns and motifs combined using our imagination.  The final rangoli with decorated with colourful lines along the designs to get this simple design.
rangoli-simple-design-2.jpgThe 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.

rangoli-simple-design.jpgThe  rangoli on the left  has a floral design at the centre with four petals.  The flower further decorated with a simple motif on the top each petal.  Then the gaps between the petals are filled with leaf patterns.  The rangoli is first drawn in white (using rangoli powder) then the colours are added to the flowers and to the motifs.  The entire design can be filled with colours or just the inside of the lines can be augmented with colourful lines.

rangoli-simple-design-4.jpg  The rangoli below has rhombus like design at the centre.  All the four sides and four edges of the design are added with simple free hand designs and the entire rangoli has a simple single line border at the periphery.  Add another line red- colour-continuous and parallel to the border.  Add yellow lines, broken at various places as shown in the image below.  A series of smaller rhombuses of various colours are added at the centre.  The result is the simple pattern shown below.


rangoli-simple-design-5.jpgThe next rangoli that is simple, drawn free hand has a spiral centre to begin with.  I have drawn eight petals from this.  The edges of the petals are decorated as shown.  The area between the petals is also filled with various designs.  The final image after adding colours represents a simple floral pattern, I think.
                                                     

rangoli-simple-design-6.jpg 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.

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The  rangoli is also a simple floral design with decorations on all four sides and between the petals with a simple border surrounding it. Fill up the gaps with any one colour of our choice.  This has to be done carefully and patiently to avoid colour spilling onto the already drawn design.  However the result will be very attractive.
For beginner level free hand rangoli  please go to easy rangoli designs for beginners.
Flower rangoli with dots are in kolam for Akshaya Tritiya
Free hand rangolis for Diwali, Navaratri  are available in Rangoli-sans-dots for reference
                                          

2 comments:

  1. looks so attractive!! the details are so clear and creates an interest to learn n follow it!! the creativity is so commendable :)

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