How to draw a simple rangoli with dots , How to make a rangoli design with dots step by step
drawing a simple birds rangoli pattern with 5 dots and to draw a simple flower rangoli with 5 dots
This post may also have information on the basics of rangoli or kolam with dots i.e simple and small rangoli designs with dots. Let us start with the simplest of dot patterns 5 by 5 ( 4 by 4 designs are in a subsequent post). However if time permits I can post a few of this type also. Now in this series of 5 dots rangolis designs with dots, I would like to upload the video or steps for each rangoli instead of the dot pattern or template because it would be of use for beginners . Again there may be some influence of some free hand designs even in these rangoli with dots because as I wrote earlier my blog is rangoli-sans-dots! Hope you enjoy these designs. To add me to your circle please go to my Google plus profile.
Floating rangoli or rangoli in water is an important and interesting type of rangoli design. If you try to draw a rangoli on water with rangoli powder you find it to be impossible. So we have to add rice flour to water so that it becomes denser. Now one can draw a rangoli on water plus rice flour with relative ease. Once such rangoli below with 5 dot pattern. Place the dot pattern (!) on water and draw the rangoli design as shown in the image below or follow the video that is from my YouTube channel Rangolisansdots.
This collection of rangoli designs with steps may be of use to those who wish to celebrate Navratri , Dasara or Diwali with rangoli and are trying rangoli designs the first time or have been practising recently.
This rangoli has been drawn in a four steps using the dot pattern 5 by 5. The dot grid has been placed four times. The first grid on the top left shows the stage after the wings are drawn. The image on the top right shows the antennae added , free hand. The third and fourth image shows the branch or creeper drawn using the remaining dots.
The rangoli design above is of dot template 5 to 5. It has four leaves in orange and green with some patterns above each leaf. Since the leaves are supposed to represent mango leaves such kolam are usually called maavilai kolam (maavilai is Tamil for mango leaves). Since this post is for learning rangoli I have tried a very simple and easy design. The steps needed for drawing this rangoli are below the image.
Mango leaves are associated with auspicious occasions in Tamil Nadu. It is common to find entrances decorated with thoranam or toran made of mango leaves during festivals like Pongal, Ugadi, Varalakshmi Pooja, Tamil New Year and house warming ceremonies and of course Navratri kolu decoration. Hence the importance to these designs. Actually this design below has some mango leaves. For a maavilai kolam please go to rangoli with 7 dots. Since this is an important rangoli, the steps involved are shown in the image on the right (instead of a video to make it more user friendly - I hope ! ) The image on the left is a rangoli with 5 by 5 dot grid for a thulasi madam design. Draw the dot template. Using it draw the central oval designs intersecting each other. Add the base and the plant using free hand patterns.. Tulsi rangoli with dots can be drawn for festivals like Navratri and of course Tulsi Vivah.
The rangoli shown above is a simple but beautiful floral rangoli. Draw the four flowers on the edges of the rangoli. Create the central design using the remaining dots. Draw yellow lines parallel to the flower design to create flowers. The final rangoli image is as shown . Since the patterns used are simple, this is an easy rangoli design with dots and can be used by children also to practice. Though this is quite an easy rangoli design the image below shows in three steps how this floral rangoli with 5 by 5 dot grid can be drawn in just three steps. However, the final image has different colours to show how we can apply colours to a rangoli according to our imagination. Also, there are a wide variety of colours that can be used for flowers. Two stages of the rangoli taken from my video on this design have been added for reference.
This is also a five dot rangoli. Draw the four designs along the edges. Draw the central design. Fill with green and red colours to the rangoli design. We can also add simple dots and curved lines to get the image below.
The rangoli design on the right is yet another rangoli with 5 dots. This design also has a free hand design influence as is evident in many of the rangoli design with dots also drawn by me. Two images in black and white showing two steps in this kolam or rangoli.
Below- This is a rangoli with 5 by 5 dots with floral patterns and leaves. Four motifs as shown in the design below are added between the flowers. The central design is a simple one. A beautiful rangoli design , isn't it. It is a design suitable for free hand drawing also. One such design (or a very similar one) has been posted in a post Rangoli of November 2012. The pictures below show how to draw the rangoli
The rangoli below, in this collection of 5 dot designs has been drawn with 5 by 5 dot pattern. The rangoli has been shown in four steps. First draw the lamps and then the birds as shown.
Ner pulli kolam a type of rangoli design with dots can be of two types - one with dots in descending order on either side of a central row ( for example if the central row has 7 dots the rows on either side will be 5,3 and 1. This type of dot arrangement is used usually when the patterns are symmetrical on either side of the central row & the other type is when the dots are of pattern 5 dots by 5 or 6 dots by 6. In these types usually you will observe that there is symmetry on the four corners of the rangoli design either separately or radiating from the centre. Of course these are only guidelines- there are always exception to the rule. However symmetry is the central theme of any rangoli or kolam design whether free hand or with dots. The beauty of a rangoli lies in symmetry. Here again we imitate nature.
Some rangoli videos in this category are in the playlist rangoli with 5 dots
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- For rangoli with 7 dots go to 7 pulli kolam designs.