The video above from my YouTube channel give some ideas on how to draw double stroke lines in rangoli designs , a beautiful method of creating rangoli
The first in this series of double stroke rangoli designs this colourful rangoli. Colour is usually associated with festivals like Holi, Diwali and of course Pongal. So if you are looking for a colourful rangoli using a different technique this should be a preferred choice. Draw the central pattern and expand it further. Spiral designs decorated all around that are capped with floral petals. Green , orange and pinkare some of the bright colours we can choose for this kolam and that is what I have chosen.
The steps to draw this rangoli. First the central star design is drawn with paralle lines. From the inner edges of the star floral petals are drawn. From the edges of the petals the rangoli is expanded further. Now draw double stroke arcs to cut the second layer of floral petals ( in green and red ) to form a star with curved lines. The edges of this star are connected with double lobed parallel lines. Some free hand patterns including spirals are drawn to complete the rangoli. Add colours to make the rangoli more beautiful and look like the design in the image above
Plain kolam are beautiful in their own way , so some white rangoli designs in double stroke are shown below. There are many methods of drawing double stroke where we have thick and broad lines so that the two lines are not distinct. This kolam below and the others I have drawn to follow the method where the two lines are distinctly visibile The difference in formation of the lines is due to the fact that the kola podi fall differently between the index finger and middle finger ( one line ) and outside the index finger ( second line ). Coming to the rangoli, this is probably one of the easiest methods of drawing a peacock like pattern.