Step by step muggulu designs with images
This image shows the same step done for all the four sides , so we have patterns as shown
Connect the the small square grids with curved lines , the curved lines should preferably drawn in a single stroke to enhance the attractiveness of the rangoli
Now four curved lines small to big the small one starting from the inner most line as shown in the image below and the biggest starting from the outermost line
The steps are repeated on all four sides of the square
This is a basic design of a floral pattern drawn around a muggu. Depending upon the size of the muggu and hence the space available we can have more number of petals.
This image shows how the lotus is drawn , quite clearly. The lotus on the bottom left shows the completed design and the one on the top left shows lotus pattern drawing in progress.
Placing dots in the grid formed by the vertical and horizontal lines in a small but simple way of beautifying the rangoli . You would have observed that I follow this simple technique in many of the designs I have shared.
The next muggu ( this post is only with lines because these traditional muggulu designs are quite popular ) As the name suggests the step by step procedure is explained through lots of images ( photos of the muggu taken at various steps ) for ease of understanding . As I have stated many times these type of muggu designs are very easy though the final image may appear to be complicated. When split into various elements we can understand how easy it is .
( An analogy may be Sherlock Holmes. When Sherlock Holmes concludes just by observing the place we are all spell-bound as to how did he deduce it . When he explains we think ah! it is so simple, why didn't we not think of it before. It is said that Dr.Watson , the character in Sherlock Holmes is the reader only. The author chose this character to explain to the readers how Holmes solved the puzzle by putting the elements of the evidence available at the site . - this analogy and the explanation , credit to my daughter )
After drawing the basic four line square , four small squares are drawn on all four sides. Lines are drawn inside to form a grid so that it is easy to connect through curved lines to get a continuous pattern.
Rhombus like patterns are drawn at the four edges , while the smaller squares are drawn at the centre of the four sides.
The position of the hand is shown to emphasise the difference between the previous image and the present one , to show in the next step where the lines are being drawn.
A pair of curved lines are drawn at all four edges of the smaller squares , thus connecting to the parent muggu
A pair of curved lines are drawn on three edges of the rhombus as shown in the image, the position of hand when observed shows how the muggu proceeds.
The standard decoration at the centre with pair of diagonals drawn with two lines.
The muggu when completed looks like this. Of course we should decorate with kaavi border.