Rangoli tutorials

Due to Amavasai, Im able to draw rangoli on floor. So, I tried this digital version. Hope u all like it pa. Smile

Here is an animated chikku kolam. Dots: 9 to 1

Here is an animated circular dotted kolam that I'm uploading after a long time. It has 17 dots at the center line followed by 15, and then it varies. Hope you enjoy it. Smile

I got interested in making this chikku kolam, after I had read the comments from Jayanthi's kolam (http://www.ikolam.com/node/14107). In order to show the design without any borders/frills, I have drawn the strokes and omitted the central netted square filler that we see in Jayanthi's design. I'm hoping Dawn would find this easy. :)

This is a mirror design dotted kolam. There is an outer frame and an inner frame. The dot count varies for the inner frame and the outer ones. The kolam has interlaced dot style, and is one of my favorite mirror designs. The bird beaks at the ends could be replaced by snakes tongue, if one wants. :) Clicking on the blue button shows you how to draw.

It has been my dream to make a rangoli that represents one of my favorite plants; the Pitcher plant - Nepenthes. There are many variations when it comes to the shape and color of the Pitcher plant. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants. Plants consist of specialized leaves in the shape of a pitcher which contains liquid. The insects get attracted to the pitcher and drown in the liquid. The plant absorbs the contents over a period of few days. The comments tag leads you to a detail page, that has the flies-animation file. There are 8 flies zooming around that get settled (trapped) on the dots that were intentionally left over within the pitcher (2 per pitcher). This is a dotted kolam; 15x1, parallel style. Here is one species of Nepenthes:

http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/EleNZ2/Nepenthes_alata_boschiana1...

The flower is equally interesting both in terms of the petal-shape and color:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/63/16...