Thursday, November 1, 2007

Method of Warli Paintings

Warli paintings are ancient painting made on the walls . The colours used were not permanent . But the paintings were made again on different occasion .



Typical Warli Paintings Background colours






(Warli art with background of two colours)

Warlis typically use:


  • Henna

  • Indigo

  • Ochre

  • Black

  • Earthy mud

  • Brick red

    But you can always Experiment with background colour. As contrast to typical Warli background try and experiment with vibrant colours.Can even combine two colours to make the background...Just like half red and half black in the Warli above.


    Typical Warli Paintings Material


    Typically Warlis are simply painted on mud, charcoal and cow dung treated surfaces with rice paste for the colour white.


    Make your own Warli Art


    But now people have adapted in modern form which consists of permanent colours .So you can also make one as it is a very simple art form of painting. You Don’t need any specialized knowledge but just a creative mind and artistic flair.. So go ahead


    ( Warli painting In Madhubani style, Warli with inticate work)


    Courtesy of Novica cubist paintings."



    Materials Required



    • Cloth/Handmade paper

    • Trace paper

    • Metallic colours(for cloth)
    • Poster colours (for paper)

    • White poster

    • Carbon sheet


    So let’s start



    Step 1:
    Choose a design

    Step 2:
    First draw the required pattern on the trace paper and copy the design into the cloth/paper using carbon sheet.

    Step3:
    If using Cloth Paint using metallic colours and let it dry well.
    Use Poster colours for paper

    Step4:
    Draw outlines using the white colour and again leave it to dry for 24 hours.

    If applying on cloth iron on the back side of the cloth.







    (Experimenting with Warli art)







    (Warli paintings adding new dimensions to the plain looking Room)





    Tips and tricks






    Warli painting on wall by fabulous Warli artist:Chandakk



  • Experiment with materials. You can get this work done on your bed sheets, saris, dresses, cushion covers and curtains also.

    •Don’t restrain yourself on paper or cloth . Try making a stylish pot ,napkin holder ,lampshades or just give a try …make a bookmark

    First draw the circle and then draw then join them to form a coil with freehand.

    •If applying on wall ,then use apex as base paint

    Combine figures with beautiful patterns like peacock, well, trees etc.

    •If you have a traditional look of your house. These Warlis would look great on wall. A simple corner with pots, chicks and Warli on wall will add new dimensions to your house.

    Add mirrors or colourful threads , if you want that extra shine in your painting .

    Add a border to make it look more attractive

    •If using “geru”as your base ,mix it with linseed oil (or similar media) so that it stays longer


    Hope these would help you. Do share your views and ideas and post your comments on the tag board on the right. Go through the links on the right for collection of Warli art designs.
    If you have want to know about other beautiful form of Indian painting click the links below


    Learn Rangoli
    Learn Madhubani painting
    Learn and find glass painting designs

    But truly Warli Paintings are made in detail but their real beauty lies in their utter simplicity.

    36 comments:

    deepa said...

    hi.i liked the design verry much and i hv tried it.i want do warli painting in pot then hw can i do

    Apps said...

    hey...nice blog.. i am doing up my new home and wanted to paint a warli painting straight on the wall.. can you pls guide me to do it? how can i trace with carbon paper on the wall without the carbon color spoiling the rest of the wall?? also..what kind of paints much one use? where can i get warli nib? what can be the ideal replacement for the nib?

    pls do let me know on apps.aparnaG@gmail.com

    Thank you in advance for your time and patience to reply my unlimited questions...

    Reshmi said...

    Hi, this site is too good with lot of good info regarding Warli Art.. Can u plz sent me more pics of Warli. I hav been trying the Warli Art.. Thanks for ur info in the site..

    anupama said...

    this site is so good with very valuable information about warli art.plz send me more design for warli art....

    preeti shah said...

    quite interesting info on your site . if there r any new designs pls mail. i am into warli painting since last six mnths. i ve made several pots paintings, kurtas. i would like to commercialise it.

    Thoughtfactory said...

    HEY THANKS FOR APPPRECIATING.. YOU WILL FIND LINKS FOR DESIGNS IN D SIDEBAR OF THIS BLOG.

    SBINDHU said...

    Hi,
    the site is wonderful with lots of information. I really liked the painting you made around your airconditioner. Can you share how did you do that. what kind of paint and brush you had used. I am planning to the similar one and your information will be of great help. Thank you. Bindu

    thought said...

    Hi Bindu,
    Please leave your email-id so I cud mail u d details u need...

    SBINDHU said...

    Hi can you please send me the more details like what kind of brush, paint any coating to be used when we do it on the wall directly. and some tips about that as well. my e-mail id is bindu_murali@hotmail.com

    kavita said...

    i want information about warli peacock. means how to draw peacock in warli painting.

    anu said...

    This site is wonderful....Can u plz sent me more pics of Warli. I have been trying the Warli Art.. Thanks for ur info in the site..

    bhakti said...

    Hi, I like all the designs very much. I want to learn warali painting. can u tell me where classes gng on?

    tanvika09 said...

    hi
    its so nice of you dat you are teaching this art in an easy way. but there is a request from my side that you should at least give some credits to the creaters of this wonderful art. They are warli tribes residing near the forest areas. I think you should at least provide a breif information on its origin or the people doing this so dat those who love this art can give a little bit credit to them too.......

    Priti said...

    Hi....this site is very inspirational for people like us who have an urge to do something creative...its a shure boost!!!
    could u please suggest if a colorful background would look good for a warli painting as opposed to red and could I use black color instead of the white to draw the geometric figures?

    Mridula said...

    Hi,

    I loved this site and the detailed info about warli art. Its amazing how the village mood is captured by using geometric figures and straight lines. Hoping to see more designs in future.

    All the best!

    koneru said...

    hi,
    i am inspired by the method of warli paintings done by you.i am trying first time.where can i get warli nib? what can be the ideal replacement for the nib?tell me some tricks and tips more to do this art.
    Can u plz sent me more pics of Warli which are close to the paintings.

    Line of a poem... said...

    I love Warli painting. I have done one at home. I just used whatever I had at home like black sheet, oil colors etc.

    Praveena said...

    Thanks for the information. I have done some oil painting and pencil sketches. I have a few questions:
    1) Can I use any kind of brush? The Warlis use the bamboo stick for a paint brush. I am thinking of keeping as close to tradition as possible. I doubt if I get a bamboo stick for a paint brush in the shops.
    2) What do you mean by metallic colors when cloth is used.

    Thanks for your time...

    Ruby said...

    I am not a water colorist. But I love visiting the Art Gallery. Its a treat to the eyes.

    drishya said...

    awesome

    drishya said...

    awesome

    Akaanksh said...

    akaanksh said

    warli paintings are the images of our village environment, when we see we get a pleasurable mood and get involved in that perticular picture
    I started learning slowly and enjoying while drawing.

    Priyajanish said...

    Hi I'm Priyajanish. I tried the warli painting. it looks so gud.

    Pooja Kapoor said...

    Hey this is Pooja...i jst wanted some information on how to make a bridal warli painting...i chose this topic as my roject plz help me up..
    ma contact detals:
    pprabhuti@yahoo.in - yahoo
    pprabhuti@gmail.com - gmail
    thank you...!

    priyanka jog's ART said...

    hi am priyanka, i am working on clay pot painting.... this is art is very easy to draw & its looks good. please suggest more warli designs for pot paintings. u can contact me om jog.priyanka@gmail.com.... thanks a lot.

    priyanka jog's ART said...

    hi am priyanka, i am working on clay pot painting.... this is art is very easy to draw & its looks good. please suggest more warli designs for pot paintings. u can contact me om jog.priyanka@gmail.com.... thanks a lot.

    dvya said...

    this a very beautiful and informative site to be referred the designs given are really good!!!

    Ashwini Chopde said...

    Hi, Thanks for great designs and information on Warli. I want to try this badly but dont have supplies. Can you please mail the details of which kind of brush to be used, what kind of colors on what kind of medium can be used for this art? Your help is greatly appreciated.My email id is anumanu112@gmail.com.

    Niveditha said...

    Very useful article I found finally. Thanks. I have got a beautiful warli design to paint on a single tile. Pls tell me how to go about it. Am doubtful drawing freehand on the tile would come neat.Pls guide. niveditha.tm@gmail.com. Waiting for your response

    Deepti said...

    hii...very nice blog. I just love to do warli paintings and i have done it on glass,canvas,paper,pots,cloth etc.
    But i want to know exactly how it is done on walls,i really want to try it at my home but dnt know wht colours to use.
    Pls. guide me regarding this
    my email id is deepu2389@gmail.com
    eagerly waiting for your response.

    Divya Balakrishnan said...

    hey..i m learning warli painting hav to paint some design of a medium sized pot..cud u plzz share some designs asap..u can contact me on balakdivya@gmail.com
    love ur site..really informative
    thnx

    maitri dalal said...

    hey i am painting on wall fir Diwali and this helps me a lot
    thank you so much

    maitri dalal said...

    this site is really very good.
    can u please .send me some warli painting designs pics?

    thanks in advance

    funartster said...

    What king of medium should I use for painting on a any pot. and what kind brush to use?

    Susmita Chakrabarti said...

    Hi, Thanks for information on Warli. I want to try this for my new home, on a wall and for some pots.But dont have supplies. Can you please mail the details of which kind of brush to be used, what kind of colors on what kind of medium can be used for this art? Your help is greatly appreciated.My email id is sushsushmita2@gmail.com

    Unknown said...

    Hi, Thanks for the information on Warli. I want to try this for my new home, on a wall.But don't know how to start, what type of brush to use, what type of colour to use for wall. Can you please mail the details of which kind of brush to be used, what kind of colors on what kind of medium can be used for this art? Your advice will be greatly helpful for me.My e-mail id aninditard@yahoo.com