The next rangoli in this series on butterflies in the image above Again a free hand version with a flower with four petals at the centre. The white dots in green representing the centre of the flower. Due to the nature of the rangoli design with long petals I have drawn slim butterflies with elongated bodies. However filling the colours has ensured that the resulting design is beautiful. This rangoli on the left is again on this theme - butterfly and is actually an improved version of a rangoli drawn with leaves and flowers in one of the earlier posts. Here I have added some elements of nature, leaves, flowers and butterflies to get a simple but cute and beautiful rangoli design, drawn free hand of course. Two steps for this simple pattampoochi kolam ( vannathu poochi and seethakoka chiluka) as it is called in Tamil and Telugu .
The next rangoli in this series on butterfly rangoli designs. It is combination of butterflies, flowers and leaves. First draw the star shape with two inverted triangles. Between any two sides draw the butterfly designs in blue and yellow ( I am not aware of such a butterfly in nature but give some allowance for my imagination!). Between two butterflies draw the flowers and leaf patterns and add suitable colours to complete the design. A simple rangoli with nature as theme (butterflies, flowers and leaves are congruous and hence suitable for a theme ) for competitions or for festivals. Of course it can be developed further from here. if there are no constraints.
No collection of butterfly rangoli designs can be complete without the common butterfly rangoli with 8 by 8 dot grid. Four butterflies are drawn on four sides with a flower at the centre. There is another common rangoli with the word WELCOME running vertically and horizontally with the butterflies at the corners. The two images show the intermediate steps. It is better to draw the thorax and antennae of the butterfly before drawing the wings. It is easier that way and one will not get confused. Of course we have to make the final design as colourful as possible also because they are butterflies.
The next rangoli is a butterfly design with six dots. This has already been shared in Rangoli-sans-dots in another post. I have drawn it again with different colours and added here as it is also relevant here. The first step with white rangoli shows the intial stages of the rangoli.