The first kolam can be drawn with dots and free hand too. This is with a dot circular dot grid around a central dot. The central lines can be seen curved around the dots. The other motifs are extended from there.
This is a free hand kolam and can be also drawn with dots. The kaavi border indicates that it is drawn on a day when a festival celebrated on a Wednesday. Please see the vasal padi decorated with a border ( Gadapa muggulu my mother used to say ). This is my standard decoration for the sill at the entrance . Two sets of lines with neli or curved lines on either side. A lotus pattern is drawn between them. Next comes the small rangoli motif at the base of the vasal padi. Then I start the main kolam.
I also draw a kolam with a piece of chalk near the gas stove at night after cleaning the stove and kitchen counter. We can also draw with rice flour on the kitchen counter but kola podi should be avoided , obviously to avoid it getting mixed with the recipes we prepare.
This is a beautiful kolam I created when I spend some time for creation of kolam and try some handicrafts at home. This is quite a simple kolam drawn only with straight lines outside the dot grid.
This has been shared elsewhere in Rangolisansdots with colours - for festival kolam. The dot grid used is 7 by 7 . The single image I have added is I think self explanatory. However if you still want to have detailed steps or have some doubts please refer the video below from my YouTube channel on rangoli.
kolam video from my Channel on kolam
Double stroke or double line kolam form part of my ideas for a kolam on any day of a week. So it happened to be on a Wednesday , I draw a simple and basic double stroke kolam with parallel and inclined lines connected to form a pattern. So I have shared it here due to the relevance of the post.
Continuing our discussion on double line rangoli , this free hand rangoli below with double lines is the monochrome version of a colourful rangoli I have shared in Rangolisansdots. I am not able to give the exact article because of the huge collection of rangoli designs here.
This is a kolam I created with 7 by 4 dots. With just hexagon patterns created by connecting the dots we can get a simple and easy kolam for the entrance. It it such a simple kolam that it can be understood without steps.
The next kolam is also with 7 to 4 dot grid. Such simple designs are suitable for daily kolam desings. Some of the pictures may appear a bit hazy though I have tried to make them as sharp as possible. It is because the photos have been taken early in the morning with less or insufficient light.