Special rangoli free hand - beautiful, colourful designs

This post may have answers to How to draw a free hand rangoli design or step by step method to draw a free hand rangoli or a free hand kolam or  a mandala design.
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Rangoli designs popular on Rangolisansdots

Now for some small rangoli without dots with colour

The image above shows how the basic floral design is formed in the free hand rangoli at the top.  This initial stage can be used as a rangoli by itself, however the final image after completion and addition of colours gives a totally different appearance to this design. 

A beautiful small kolam without dots with colour using rose buds

After rangoli for Margazhi kolam collection and New Year and Pongal kolam. I have posted some simple rangoli with dots. I will update with some more rangoli as and  when time permits.  ( Home-makers are also equally busy!!!).  I will devote this post to free hand rangoli .  As we all  know,  sky is  the limit for drawing free hand rangolis, we can keep expanding them if we did not have constraints of time and space and  of course patience.
The rangoli shown (below on the right) with flower buds, I had actually drawn for Margazhi, but then I thought a dozen free hand rangoli would suffice for Margazhi and hence did not post this.   So here it is. Isn't it a rangoli for a special occasion like a special kolam for Margazhi? Another rangoli with purple rose buds (!) is in the post Diwali free hand rangoli with rose buds. The rangoli below - the basic central floral pattern is drawn and the gaps are filled with rose buds.  The entire arrangement is decorated with a simple border with some designs radiating outwards.  The gaps are filled with grey and light orange colours and buds are filled with different colours to get the final design.  Decorations with blue rangoli powder have also been made to enhance the effect.The next one above on the left,  freehand rangoli  - somewhat colourful like the colours of Holi!These two rangoli designs above can be used decorate our homes for festivals like Janmashtami (or Krishna Jayanthi) and Diwali to give am awesome and grand look. . As usual draw the central floral pattern and expand along the edges with designs of your choice to get the final image.  The flower is decorated with designs between the petals as shown and above each designs with straight lines of white, pink and blue colours are drawn to match the colours of the central flower.  Two intermediate stages of this rangoli  in the images below.

Steps for drawing the beautiful rangoli shown above


The two rangoli designs above can also be used for poo kolam design drawn for Onam.

  The rangoli below shows the rangoli.  after it is filled with colours, for festivals of joy like Holi, Navaratri and  Diwali

 This rangoli (on the left ) is also a type of flower design at the centre and along the edge of each flower motifs are drawn to get a free hand rangoli in the image above.  Then finally the gaps are filled with white, brown, red, light pink  and blue lines to match the colours filled in the basic rangoli.  The remaining gaps are filled with colourful dots of different colours instead of filling up the entire area with colour rangoli powder.. A similar rangoli is in simple free hand kolam, . A central square is decorated with spiral patterns on all four sides with number of spiral designs decreasing to one.  Then fill the central square with colours and add a rangoli border to the design.  The rangoli centre can be decorated with free hand designs as shown.



Now for some more simple rangoli designs and how to draw some of them.  The one above has four parallelogram like designs and edges are decorated with diyas and other motifs.  The gaps between are filled with designs of our choice. Colours are drawn parallel to the basic design in white to get the image below.  A simple but beautiful design. The entire rangoli has been drawn with parallel lines.  Drawing rangoli with parallel lines needs practice.  Once we become comfortable designs can be completed quickly and only the gaps between the lines have to be filled with colours to make a beautiful rangoli.

The next two rangoli designs have a square pattern at the centre filled with colours.  Some free hand designs are added inside the square and the four sides are decorated with more free hand patterns. The difference between the two is that in the first rangoli only white has been used white in the other pink and green have been used but I feel the one with patterns in white is more attractive !

A simple beautiful rangoli steps included




How to draw the rangoli shown above?   This is a floral free hand rangoli with a flower at the centre and flowers decorating the eight petals of the flower and completing it with some creeper or leaf like patterns.  The image above shows the completed rangoli after colours are applied. In this the basic floral pattern at the centre is drawn and along the petal edges the design is expanded with more petals and floral designs to get the rangoli.  Further decorations are done with creeper like borders and the rangoli after filling with colours is as in the image shown above. Another very simple free hand rangoli with very few colours (on the right  in this rangoli  the central square pattern drawn first and obviously, decorate the four sides of the squares with designs of our choice.  Then the gaps are filled with plain floral patterns.  Finally the central square filled with green rangoli powder is decorated with white rangoli powder by drawing some free hand designs.  Simple but attractive.Two stages of the rangoli have been added - they show some intermediate steps
Colourful designs are sought after for some festivals and so these can be useful if you are looking for colourful kolam for Margazhi , colourful muggulu for Pongal or Diwali rangoli

The rangoli has a geometric pattern at the base i.e hexagon surrounded on the six sides by patterns of our choice and the gaps filled with some simple spiral patterns resulting in the in the second image.  After filling with colours it looks more attractive.

Two images showing the intermediate stages of the rangoli

The image above  is a different design I tried with just one colour added to a plain rangoli. First draw the central hexagon pattern.  From the deges draw floral petals and between the edges draw the motifs as shown.  Finally add some curved lines above the motifs.  Using just one colour, blue draw the patterns inside the rangoli drawn with white powder.  Also add blue and white dots as shown.  The result is a different type of rangoli image, as shown above.  It is easy to complete these types because the entire rangoli is not filled with colours.  It is possible to draw rangoli with parallel lines using two different colours also.


The next rangoli design i is a special design for Navratri.  It is a rangoli on water. Though it appears difficult it is actually simple to draw.  Obviously, rangoli  (powder ) alone is not sufficient to draw a rangoli design on water because the pattern disintegrates on water.  So rice flour is added to water.  (some add what is called French chalk powder ). Then it becomes easier to draw.  A free hand design in water has been shown in the image below. An important rangoli art using rangoli craft ! It can be used as a decoration idea for Navratri kolu (an arrangement of dolls on steps ) and Diwali too.
There is a  video above showing how to draw this rangoli desing in the image above and on my YouTube channel                                                  

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