Special rangoli free hand

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rangoli designs


special-rangoli-1.jpgAfter 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.  I  will  try to post  a few  with videos for those who may be interested in knowing  or viewing  the method of drawing these rangoli.Hope you will add my Facebook page to your list of likes.


special-rangoli-2.jpgThe 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? 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. The video for the rangoli, shown above. 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.   The video below shows the rangoli. The image above after it is filled with colours, for festivals of joy like Holi, Navaratri and  Diwali
rangoli-129-b.jpgrangoli-129-a.jpg 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 has already been posted earlier in a post on 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.

rangoli-129-c.jpgrangoli-129-c.jpgNow for some more simple rangoli designs and how to draw some of them.  The one below 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.
rangoli-129-d.jpgHow to draw the rangoli shown on the left ?   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 bottom 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.
                                 
flower-decoration-129-b.jpgfloral-decoration-129-a.jpgFlowers are a main source of inspiration for many  rangoli designs both for drawing and colouring.  Take for example the oleander - it is many colours white, yellow, pink and dark pink to name a few.  So also chrysanthemum exists in white and yellow also!. Floral decoration, stringing of flowers is an important craft.  There are numerous methods of floral decorations. The two images below - white chrysanthemum and dark pink oleander (aralli in Tamil ) strung with a string - following the Indian method. Flowers can be tied very closely as shown or they can be strung with a little distance between a pair or a set of flowers.  Stringing of  oleander should be done before the flower blooms fully, it is easier then.  Otherwise the petals will bend backwards and we may find it difficult to tie them.   To know more floral decoration ideas and to see how flowers are tied with a string go to Flower decoration                               
For simplest  free hand rangoli designs please go to simple rangoli -free hand designs.  For more different  rangoli designs please go to freehand rangoli - new designs.  For rangoli or kolam with dots - 5 dots rangoli , 7 dotted rangoli

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