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Monday, April 12, 2010

Rangoli on World Health Day 2010

At Geetanjali Medical College,Udaipur,Rajasthan.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Rangoli Art

For making a Rangoli colours are sprinkled on hard boards( or clean smooth surface) with fingers and tea-sieve.While working on a rangoli picture, many of the rangoli colours are blended to get required shades.It is better to make some shades at the start of making any Rangoli because there may be difficulty in making the same shade again.Place should have good daylight if possible, otherwise good artificial light is necessary. Place should be free from insects and heavy wind because these may destroy rangoli.Glass of appropriate size to put over the frame is essential to prevent damage as well as it will increase the glaze of the rangoli.I made rangolis which vary in size from 5 cm x 7.5 cm to 36 cm x 300 cm.First of all a sketch is drawn with the help of glass marking pencil on a board or a smooth floor from a reference picture/poster (one can have his own imigination also).After that the rangoli powder is applied free hand in the way that it runs from the gap formed by pinching the thumb and the indexfinger.To cover the large area in one colour or in shades but without much details, colours can be passed through some mashed filter or sieve (used for tea or flour in homes).One can create the figures of celebrities, landscapes, still-life etc.To create the magic of rangoli artist needs 1-7 days depending upon the size and the details of a rangoli. We can not carry the rangoli so it should be made at the venue itself. Ideally a Rangoli painting should not be moved from one place to another while working on it and even after its completion, to avoid the distortion of Rangoli. Once the exhibition is over, all the rangoli powder comes down on the floor. I am making Rangoli since 1996. I made rangoli paintings of Mahatma Gandhi , Sachin Tendulkar , APJ Abdul Kalam , Monalisa, Madhubala , Aishwarya Roy, Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala etc.I want to promote the rangoli art by exhibiting my work as well as by helping others who are interested in this form of art. Those who are interested in the rangoli art,they can contact me at my email:

Swastik Rangoli Kalakar Group

Some of the finest rangoli artists made a group in Vadodara.Visit their site for the most beautiful work.

How to draw rangoli on water?