Margazhi kolam designs
The kolam in the image is also a free hand kolam with two types of motifs used on the edges of the central design and between them. Fill with bright colours, as such colours are associated with Diwali. The patterns used are rhombus and paisley types. The bright colours give an enhanced effect though it is a very simple kolam. Choosing the right colours also matters. A combination like pink, red and blue add to it pink made a design attractive even if it is simple.
Rangoli stencil available in the market has been used to get the central design. Place the stencil on the floor and using white powder fill up the stencil to get the central design. After removing the stencil draw a free hand border with two parallel lines drawn simultaneously. Around the border add four parallel line motifs on the sides and in the gaps - different patterns for sides and the gaps - are drawn. The kolamcan be stopped this stage. However I wanted to improve on it but make it simple. So I added I used just one colour, green to get the design at the top. The green colour lines are added as shown between the white lines or parallel to the white lines. They are also added to the central stencil design. One more combination of stencil and kolam is ready. A simple but different type of design. This combination has been used in Rangoli - special designs and special designs with stencil. The patterns chosen for the free hand part of the kolam should as far as possible match the design taken from the stencil There are 12 kolam below for Margazhi.2012 I liked kolam 9, 7, 5 and 4 and 3. Hope you like all of them!! Please remember to like my Facebook page Rangoli sans dots.
Colourful free hand Margazhi kolam
Some of the most colourful, most beautifully colourful animals are seen under the sea. In fact there is more
colour under the sea than on land, I think. What I have drawn is no comparison to what is found in nature.
Probably referring to this photo gallery of National Geographic will give an idea .
More kolam designs drawn using this method are in new rangoli designs .
The central kolam design is with geometric shapes like triangles, hexagaon etc. A design similar to this has already been used by me for Vijayadasami rangoli. However the colours used in this are different as is also the final design. Start with two inverted triangles to form a star like design. From the edges add more triangles and other geometric patterns. Complete it with white and pink designs on the outside. The colours chosen for the inside of the kolam - shades of yellow and blue and red for the triangles give a beautiful effect to the kolam design.
Free hand kolam for Margazhi
The second kolam in this series. The rangoli has layers of flower designs starting from the centre to the periphery. I have added purple and blue hues to get an altogether different appearance. Finally with white rangoli powder the central simple design has been drawn. Start with the curved lines with curlicues at the centre. Expand the kolam around this design with pink, green and shades of violet. Fill the centre with blue.
More rangolis for margazhi are in the previous post -margazhi season and rangoli. and in my YouTube channel Some pulli kolam designs are in pulli kolam designs among other posts. Some free hand designs are in colourful rangoli designs one of the many posts on these type of rangoli
The rangoli with dots on the left is of 11 dots to 1 dot pattern. (You should believe it!). This is similar to the rangoli on the top which is a freehand rangoli that has been already in Rangoli-sans-dots.
In our collage of arts we discussed India's contribution to the world through Mysore paintings, Tanjore paintings, Kalamkari art, Warli paintings and Poovidal. Our journey within the country and outside should continue to discover as many beautiful visual art forms in this world, as possible. Obviously, all countries and their cultures, customs and hobbies have made our world more beautiful, a more wonderful place to live in. All countries big and small, all cultures past and present have made their own contributions to our collage.
(Update: I would like to upload colourful free hand rangoli for Holi and Diwali 2013!)