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? 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. Two intermediate stages of this rangoli in the images below.
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 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.
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