A collection of 30 simple kolam ( 4 to 9 dots ) videos - 30 kolam for 30 days in a month is at 30 kolam designs on my YouTube Channel. The videos view time is 30 minutes.
Simple vilakku or deepam kolam for Karthigai Deepam
Many a time I have emphasised the important role played by nature in selection of designs for our kolam.
7 dots muggulu - flowers
7 dots rangoli - butterflies
7 dots elephant rangoli or 7 pulli yanai kolam
7 to 4 dots birds rangoli design ( 7 to 4 pulli paravai kolam in Tamil )
With the same dot grid and same central pattern we can convert the heads of the birds into butterflies. The result a simple butterfly kolam with dots. Of course we can decorate the kolam design as we wish. The butterfly kolam below and two intermediate steps
Another 7 dot kolam design, with dot grid 7 to 4 (idukku pulli). As usual, place the dot template, draw the central designs using the dots at the centre, inside the hexagon. Half of each side of the hexagon and the remaining dots are used to obtain the bird designs on the six sides. My daughter says that they look like dolphins, the beak looks like a nose and the purple design below the neck, represents the flat tail of the dolphin according to her. Dolphin or bird we have another kolam design for practising or drawing. How to draw it is shown on my Channel in Youtube - Rangolisansdots at this link here
More birds rangoli designs
With the same dot grid 7 to 4 ( interlaced dots ) and following the same pattern we can also get a different kolam design. Instead of birds we can complete the kolam with lamp patterns as shown in the images below.
7 dots mango leaf rangoli ( 7 pulli maavilai kolam )
7 dots lotus rangoli ( 7 pulli thamarai kolam )
The next kolam with 7 dots - the dot pattern used is 7 to 4 ( idduku pulli or interlaced dots ). Two images showing how to draw this kolam step by step. For more steps there is a video in my Channel Rangolisansdots.
How to draw a simple lines kolam with 7 dots
The image on the right is a different type of simple sikku kolam . A dot pattern of 7 by seven is followed. Draw the four knotted designs at the four corners and then add the one at the centre. Connect all the designs with curved lines. Still need some visual explanations. The video from my channel has been added below.
The next kolam below in blue and orange colours. One more simple design using basic patterns or motifs.
The images below show intermediate stages for this very simple kolam .
The next design in the image above, is also of 7 to 1 dot template. It is also a very easy rangoli with dots and can be drawn in a short time. Draw the pattern at the centre. Add the outer motif or pattern in orange colours one by one, connected to the centre with a small rhombus to use up the dots. This very simple rangoli design is ready.
For more rangoli / kolam / muggulu with dots
pulli kolam designs.