Introduction: Warli art is one of the oldest tribal arts of India. It is named after the tribe Warli. They hailed from the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Warli has a basic graphic representation: a circle, triangle and a square.It is an earthy art form. A circle represents nature like sun and moon.The triangle represents trees and mountains and the square represents an enclosed space or a piece of land.These pictorial representations were painted only during special occasions like weddings and during the harvest season. I will be doing a series of Warli art drawing tutorials.
I first saw this art in a Chitrakala Parishath Exhibition in Bangalore,India.I have always had a keen interest in knowing the history of different art forms from different parts of India and this interest of mine, made me dig more into warli art. Now warli art has been incorporated in textile Industries,in home decor, Jewelry and much more.
Today’s tutorial is how to draw horse in Warli. Click on the below link for other tutorials in Warli.
Step 1 Draw two triangles with their tips joining each other horizontally.
Step 2 Draw no. 17 just like the one in the pictorial representation
Step 3 Draw the face and head just like the one in the pictorial representation.For the face draw no. 3 at the base of the no 17,this forms the nose and mouth. Don’t forget to draw the neck by drawing 2 lines one from the head and one from the face complete the neck by connecting the base of the triangle with these 2 lines.
Step 4 Draw legs with hooves and tail. For reference look into the pictorial representation below. Don’t forget the hooves.
If you have any questions you can always comment and will be more than happy to answer your questions.