DIY Diwali Mandala Rangoli with Camlin

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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.

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What you will need:
Camlin Brush Pens
Camlin Mechanical Pencil
Camlin Canvas
Camlin Brush

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.

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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.

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Step 4: Patterns

Once the painting dries, draw different and interesting patterns on the circle with the brush pens.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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