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Everyday kolam rangoli design in moist chalk, 29

Everyday Kolam rangoli design

How I made this rangoli?

Starting with a square like shape in the center. The corners have a petal like twist. Each successive line is larger and pronounces the shape further. Finish with flowers in the four corner-centers.

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Simple kolam rangoli design in chalk

How to make this rangoli?

I made a small triangle like shape and made a petal like shape while reversing the chalk to draw the next arm of the triangle. All the other lines are repeating the action, the whirls getting bigger each time. In the end I made an outline to limit the design, and added a white rose in the center.

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Simple kolam pattern in chalk

How to make this rangoli?

First I made a four-petalled flower in the center. Gave it an inner line. Then I made a double circle around the flower. Filled the space between the two circles with stripes. Lastly I drew the leaves around the circle and striped the leaves. Finishing touches are with fresh and fragrant Malati flowers.

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Chalk pattern for Rangoli

How to make this rangoli?

Using blue and green chalk sticks (moistened with water before drawing) I first made a small circle in the center. Made another line inside the circle. Making 5 U shapes to start 3 petalled flowers. Made another line inside the petals. And 5 small sepals between the flowers. In the end I put a yellow cosmos flower in the center.

Done :-)

Star based Kolam Rangoli in Fevicryl paint

How to make this rangoli?

This is the ultimate in simplicity. Using a 6 number rounded brush and a bottle of lemon yellow acrylic paint (Fevicryl in this case), I started at the center with an upward pointing small triangle. A reverse triangle superimposed on the previous one completed the star in the center.

A dot in the center completed the Ganesh yantra in the center.

Next came the three petals joining the corners of the upward pointing triangle.

A half leaf shape is the next whirl. The shape of the leaf came first. Filled in two lines between the leaf and petal shapes.

Now for the three tendrils, pointing outwards from the joint between the leaves.

Last come the diya (lamp) shape in a single stroke without lifting the brush.

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