It is almost that time of the year when diyas and lanterns will be lit up at every home in India, to celebrate the festival of lights! Diwali is also a time when the #GreenWarriors of the world try and make this festival, as eco-friendly as possible.
A widely followed tradition in India is drawing rangolis during Diwali. Here’s how to make watercolour mandala and use it as a rangoli design, this Diwali.
Here are the steps on how to make a watercolour mandala with Brush pens.
Step 1: Tracing
Begin drawing your mandala with the Camlin mechanical pencil on the canvas. Use a round lid to trace a circle. Once the circle is drawn, start drawing different shapes repeating within this circle. You don’t have to worry about these designs not looking perfect – simply draw a variety of shapes to make it look more interesting.
Step 2: Start painting
Using brush pens, start colouring. Spread the paint with a brush and make sure you use the same colour for the same shape. Colour with the brush pens in the center of the image, then using a brush, spread the colour outwards, meeting the border of the circle.
Step 3: Blending
Continue, colouring and blending different colours to get a multi-coloured output. Allow this to dry.
Step 4: Patterns
Once the painting dries, draw different and interesting patterns on the circle with the brush pens.
Step 5: Doodle away
Using a black brush pen, draw the borders of the shapes to highlight the designs.
Step 6: Finishing touches
Once you are done with painting the basic colour schemes, make sure to give your painting finishing touches. Add details like dots, lines, etc that you later.
Step 7: Drawing dangles
Get creative and draw as many dangles, curving across the paper as possible. Make sure to draw them elegantly, to give a grace to the painting.
Once you finish drawing dangles and colour them in, let the paint dry. When your painting dries, it is ready to be displayed.
Make this Diwali an eco-friendly one by avoiding powered colours or colored grains for rangoli by creating these mandalas with brush pens instead. Did you like our DIY on how to draw a rangoli using brush pens? Do let us know in the comments below!