There is an increased interest among my friends in rangoli-parallel lines uploaded in August. In deference to their wishes and those who viewed it, some conventional rangolis are posted here. Some are similar to/or are the achromic version of some of the rangolis posted earlier/ later.This is a series of simple free hand rangoli. Hence the designs are quite simple and are without addition of colours. The first video below shows a simple floral design. One that is regularly drawn at the threshold of my house. First draw two lines perpendicular to each other. Then add two more lines between these two intersecting lines to get six lines. Draw floral petals surrounding each line to get a flower with six petals. To make it more complicated we can draw eight or twelve petals also. Now between the petals draw some simple designs and expand them as shown in the video to get the final rangoli design. A very simple design can be drawn in pooja rooms also because floral designs are preferred (by me) there. More designs will be uploaded.The rangoli above is drawn with parallel lines. The central design is drawn with petals as shown. Then the petals are expanded with curved arms as shown in the image above. A simple design. Colour can be added to enhance the image. The next rangoli below is a plain version of a rangoli with colours drawn elsewhere. The central design is drawn and the floral design is expanded along the four corners. The edges are provided with a few lines to get this image.
The next two are plain or white versions of rangoli uploaded in Rangoli-sans-dots The design on the right has been posted in Navaratri rangoli design and filled with colours. There are images showing the step by step procedure for drawing this design.
Yet another rangoli image in black and white. A parallel line design with a floral centre surrounded by motifs in parallel and single lines. This is a black and white version of a colourful rangoli drawn in zentangles, rangoli
The next design is taken at a suitable angle so that we get a view of the rangoli as viewed at eye level ( almost ). A close up of the rangoli will show the rangoli powder spilling on either side of the lines, patterns and designs. This gives a very naturalistic appearance to the rangoli deisgn. The lesser the grains rangoli powder that spill the more proficient we become in drawing rangoli. There is nothing to beat the beauty of a rangoli drawn with the traditional method of drawing with rangoli powder ( kolam maavu as it is called in Tamil )
There are simple rangolis for beginners in easy rangolis and beginners kolams
For rangoli with dots please go to 5 dots designs, 4 dots designs