Lotus kolam with dots for Margazhi or Pongal
Single lotus kolam with dots
How to draw a simple lotus kolam dots - single lotus
Some small and simple kolam with 7 dots
This rangoli above has a dot template of 7 by 7. Draw the outer floral designs as shown in the video. Draw the flower at the centre and add the patterns above as shown in the image. Quite an easy and basic rangoli and can be drawn in very little time. It is quite popular on my YouTube Channel. Since it is a very simple design it can be drawn free hand also. This rangoli has been posted on Rangoli of November 2012 as a free hand design. It can be drawn free hand too. The photo above shows some of the steps in drawing this kolam and are self-explanatory. and the two images below show how it can be drawn without using a dot grid ! Easy for small kolam designs using basic kolam patterns.
The dot pattern of the rangoli is 7 by 4. In this case draw the central floral petals. Draw more petals as shown to connect the edges of the central petals. Add simple designs to use up the remaining dots. I have used just one colour, pink and still it is beautiful, isn't it. We start a design either from the centre or from the periphery according to our choice. The first image shows the steps in the beginning for this kolam and the second image shows the kolam nearing completion and these two images give us an idea as to how to draw it
The next kolam is of dot pattern 7 by 7. Draw the floral design on the four corners. Then add the design at the centre. Connect both with some simple designs as shown. It is also a simple rangoli with minimum colours and can be drawn in a few minutes . Draw the central design in blue and connect the edges to the pink floral petals. and use the remaining dots with patterns of your choice. The two images in black and white give us an idea as to how to draw this kolam.
Deepam kolam with dots for Karthigai or Deepavali
This is a simple kolam that can be drawn for Karthigai Deepam or as a Deepavali kolam design with deepam.
The dot grid is 7 to 4 idukku pulli. It is suitable when we want to celebrate the festival with a simple design.
A simple kolam that can be drawn for these festivals for deepam as a theme.
This rangoli or kolam design is quite a common design The first image shows the dot pattern. We have to place 6 by 6 dots with a pair of dots outside the dot grid - on either side of the edge of the dot grid. Draw the swastik patterns and and lamps and fill with colours.
The rangoli below, free hand type and simple drawn for this post. Draw two inverted triangles and then draw the hexagonal pattern outside to obtain the geometric pattern. At the edge of each triangle draw floral motifs and on the edge of the hexagon draw spiral patterns. Fill with colours as desired.
I always felts that most simple kolam designs that are drawn free hand can be drawn with a dot grid the vice versa also being probable . One such simple design above drawn by me as a free hand design, I have not tried whether it fits into a dot pattern. Please try, I think it may not be easy.
A floral pattern with dots and without dots I tried for Akshaya Tritiya
I would like to include smaller kolam designs also here. The image below is a 5 to 3 dot pattern ( 5,4, 3 on either side ) kolam with a hexagon at the centre. From each of the hexagon draw deepam patterns as shown. Fill the kolam with a few colours. There are quite a few kolam designs in 5 dot rangoli The steps for drawing this kolam or rangoli are shown in 3 stages. First the hexagon at the centre is drawn and from each edge straight lines connect the outer dots. Then connect the dot between the lines with curved dots. Add lamp designs as shown as also colours.
Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day for learning an auspicious kolam like Aishwarya kolam (also called Akshaya Patra rangoli ). The kolam in a few steps in the images below
After some kolam designs with colours filled , this one I have left plain, I have tried this kolam on a lighter background. The dot pattern is 7 by 7 dots. The trick is to draw a number of parallel and straight lines as shown in the three images. The dots remaining at the centre are used up with curved patterns and those at the corners with patterns as shown in the second pic. As we do in sikku kolam, the lines are drawn outside the dots. Though the design is simple, it looks elegant when completed even without colours. This design, I "invented" while trying a new kolam with 7 by 7 dot grid.
Simple dots kolam with simple birds designs
7 dots kolam with basic floral patterns
8 - 8 dots kolam
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30 simple rangoli / kolam designs